Simple Authentic Mexican Chicken Taquitos

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Easy Chicken Taquitos

These chicken taquitos are an authentic , Mexican recipe and so amazingly easy to make I don’t think I’ll ever buy taquitos in a Mexican restaurant or take-out ever again. And this recipe makes so many – so it’s very budget friendly.  Today, I am going to make these using leftover turkey and leftover mashed potatoes now that Thanksgiving is over. A fun batch of food now that the boys are back in town! And since the corn tortillas are gluten-free, everyone can enjoy them.




  • 1-2 Chicken Breasts with Bone
  • 1-2 Heaping Tablespoons Mayonnaise
  • 1-2 Large Potatoes
  • Pepper to taste
  • Tortillas (corn but flour work as well).
  • Favorite authentic salsa , guacamole and sour cream
Chicken and potatoes after boiling and removing skin.

Chicken and potatoes after boiling and removing skin.


Boil chicken and potatoes in a big pot of water until done.( If using leftover chicken or turkey, boil the potatoes and drop the poultry in just a minute before potatoes are done.)


Let both cool enough to handle. Remove the skin from the chicken,  remove the meat and shred it with a fork. Place in bowl. Peel the skin off of the potato and add the potato without the skin to the same bowl as the chicken. Add the mayo and pepper and mix together using a fork.


Warm the tortillas (so they are soft enough to roll) in oven, pan or microwave.

Filling Tortillas with Chicken Mixture


Spoon the chicken, mayo and potato mixture into the center of a tortilla, roll up and secure with toothpicks. Stab with a fork (so they don’t explode in the oil).


Fry in hot oil or if you want to bake instead, place on a baking sheet and brush oil over the tortillas and then bake until golden brown and crispy.


Serve with cut avocado or guacamole, salsa and sour cream.


Maria (who I got this recipe from) also soaks sliced yellow onion in vinegar for just a few minutes and serves under the taquitos along with shredded lettuce. A really, simple nice touch!

Italian Wedding Soup

This is a staple in our house and I always make it after Thanksgiving as it’s a great way to use up Leftover Turkey. You can also use Chicken, Sausage or Meatballs.


  • Two cleaned Carrots , chopped
  • Two Stalks Celery, chopped
  • 1/2 Onion, chopped
  • 6 Cloves of Garlic, chopped
  • Water or broth to fill up 1/2 to 2/3rd of large pot
  • Cut up Chicken or Turkey (or Whole Meatballs or Sliced Sausage)
  • 1-2 Scrambled Eggs
  • Several  handfuls of Spinach (about 1/2 package but can vary).
  • 1/4 Cup Parmesan Cheese

Bring water to a boil in and add vegetables (except Spinach).


Let simmer to make a vegetable broth.


Add poultry or meat or sausage.


Add Spinach, push down to cover with simmering liquid.


When Spinach is cooked, swirl in the Egg and then immediately swirl in the Parmesan.


Serve hot.


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