Oven baked chicken taquitos with chipotle mayo!

Baked creamy taquitos with chipotle mayo, salsa and guacamole - Easy recipe

The best oven baked taquitos

This is my Mexican dish of choice, as it’s super quick, easy and delicious. I wish I could say that I learned to make taquitos while in Mexico drinking tequila and dancing around in a colorful sombrero. But the truth is that I got the idea for this recipe from our local Mexican place in Krakow.

The taquitos are deliciously creamy on the inside and crispy on the outside, even though they’re baked. The chipotle mayo can be used with everything; burgers, BBQ, salads or as a dip for chicken wings and onion rings. It’s a great sauce to have in your arsenal!

Baked creamy taquitos with chipotle mayo, salsa and guacamole - Easy recipe

Quick & easy oven baked taquitos with chipotle mayo

Delicious crispy and creamy taquitos, a sure winner every time!
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Easy, Leftover, Quick



  • 15 small corn tortillas
  • 300 g shredded chicken I often use leftovers after roast chicken
  • 300 g creme cheese room temperature
  • 2 dl grated cheddar cheese (1 cup)
  • 1/2 red onion finely chopped
  • 2 spring onions chopped
  • 1/2 red chili finely chopped you can also use Jalapeño
  • 1 bunch coriander chopped use leaves and stems
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1 tbsp Maldon salt or regular sea salt
  • 2 tbsp canola oil or oil of your choice

Chipotle Mayo

  • 2 dl mayonnaise (1 cup)
  • 2 chipotle chiles in Adobo sauce stemmed and seeded
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tbsp crème fraîche or sour cream / greek yogurt
  • 1 pinch salt

Tomato Salsa

  • 5 tomatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 yellow onion finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 handful coriander
  • 1 pinch salt & pepper


  • 2 avocados seeded and peeled
  • 1 tomato finely diced
  • 1 red onion finely diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tsp lime juice
  • 1 handful coriander chopped
  • 1 pinch salt & pepper



  • Heat oven to 400 °f / 200 °c and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Combine all the ingredients (except the oil, salt and tortillas) in a bowl, stir until everything is coated in cream cheese.
  • Microwave a few tortillas at a time for about 30 seconds, so they're soft enough to roll without cracking. Place 3 tbs. of the mixture on the lower third of the tortilla, keeping it about 1 inch from the edges. Roll the tortilla and place it seam down on the baking sheet, not touching the others.
  • Coat with oil, sprinkle with sea salt and bake for about 15 minutes until the ends are golden brown.

Chipotle Mayo

  • Mix all the ingredients together with a blender until smooth.
  • Let it sit in the fridge for about 30 minutes before serving to let the flavors develop. (If you can't find the chipotle in Adobo sauce, use about 1 tsp chipotle powder and 1 tsp smoked paprika.)

Tomato Salsa

  • You can just combine all the chopped ingredients in a bowl and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • I do, however, love making salsas and dips in my Chef'n VeggiChop Hand-Powered Food Chopper. Add the onion and garlic first to get it as fine as possible. Then the rest of the ingredients.


  • Use a spoon or fork to smash the avocado until it's creamy, but there are still some chunks of the avocado left.
  • Fold in red onion, tomato, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Baked creamy taquitos with chipotle mayo, salsa and guacamole - Easy recipe


Baked creamy taquitos with chipotle mayo, salsa and guacamole - Easy recipe


  • candy
    2. June 2016 at 00:35

    This is seriously one of our favorite dishes to make. Looks so good.

  • Darci
    2. June 2016 at 01:00

    These look amazing! Will have to try them. I love anything Mexican and with avocado. Thank you for sharing:-)

  • Nicole
    2. June 2016 at 01:01

    This looks sooooooooo yummy!!!

  • Erica D
    2. June 2016 at 01:16

    This looks sooooooo yummy! Can’t wait to try this out at home myself!

  • Kathleen
    2. June 2016 at 01:28

    These look amazing! My whole family would enjoy these

  • Jolina - The Unlikely Baker
    2. June 2016 at 03:24

    LOL! Drinking tequila and dancing around in a colourful sombrero in Mexico is the dream isn’t it 🙂 We are obsessed with chipotle. We hoard chipotle in adobo sauce whenever we can find it! These taquitos look amazing. Pinned so we remember to make them next time we have company!

  • Melanie
    2. June 2016 at 14:09

    Wow this looks amazing! Great post and pics. Trying this one soon

  • Nellwyn
    2. June 2016 at 20:27

    These look amazing! I love Mexican food but I never make it at home– clearly it’s about time I changed that !

    Nellwyn |

  • The Gifted Gabber
    2. June 2016 at 20:36

    Yum…I love taquitos. Your sauces look awesome! – Amy @

  • Christine
    2. June 2016 at 21:17

    OH my goodness, I need these right now! They seriously look amazing!

  • Ruthie Ridley
    2. June 2016 at 21:51

    Oh my goodness! These look and sound amazing!

  • Leah | A Relaxed Gal
    2. June 2016 at 23:19

    Yum! These look delicious. I’ll have to try this recipe.

  • Rada (
    3. June 2016 at 15:07

    That looks so yummy and festive!!

  • chloe | boxwood avenue
    4. June 2016 at 12:39

    I love that these are baked rather than fried! They look delicious!

  • Kushi
    22. June 2016 at 05:02

    They look and sound amazing. Want to try this one soon. Bookmarked!

  • Hannah
    22. June 2016 at 17:15

    This looks so delicious – Definitely perfect for a fun summer evening paired with margaritas!

    xx Hannah

  • Whitney
    24. November 2016 at 04:07

    The food looks amazing, but I really couldnt stop looking at those dishes. I am in LOVE!

    • Charlotte
      28. November 2016 at 17:02

      Thanks, Whitney! I know, I thought the dishes were perfect for the Mexican food. They’re handmade in Lombok, Indonesia 🙂


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