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Cilantro Mesquite BBQ Chicken Taquitos

posted by Julie Evink on October 27, 2013

Cilantro Mesquite BBQ Chicken Taquitos ~ Baked Taquitos filled with Mesquite Chicken, BBQ Sauce, Pepper Jack Cheese, and Cilantro. Baked until crisp and topped with Sea Salt!

Cilantro Mesquite BBQ Chicken Taquitos ~ Baked Taquitos filled with Mesquite Chicken, BBQ Sauce, Pepper Jack Cheese, and Cilantro. Baked until crisp and topped with Sea Salt!

I was compensated by Gold’n Plump Chicken to create this post. All opinions expressed are completely my own.

I’m seriously looking at this picture and wondering if it’s too soon to make these little babies. Like honestly. They are amazing. Plus, they are baked so they are healthier than the good old deep fried taquitos. I’m all for “lightening” things up a little when I can! The great thing about this recipe is they still have the crunch factor that a taquito must have, in my opinion.

Plus, these are super easy! You can totally make the chicken the night before and then just mix it all together and you have supper on a busy week night! This is a must in my book. I don’t have time for long, drawn out recipes so I’m always looking for ways to make things faster during meal time!

You know what is pretty awesome? I used Gold’n Plump Mesquite Seasoned Whole Chicken, and I gotta say, Gold’n Plump pretty much rocks my socks off. The company was started right here in the great state of Minnesota. I love hometown companies and it’s something I grew up with, so I trust it. I always know that I’m only going to receive the best when I see their name on the packaging. That goes a long ways in my life. I want to be rest assured that I’m giving my family the best quality products I can.

Cilantro Mesquite BBQ Chicken TaquitosYou know what else is pretty cool? They raise their chickens on family farms. You know why I think this is awesome? I grew up on a family farm. I might not have been raised on a chicken farm, but farms in general are near and dear to my heart as my Dad and younger brother still operate our farm together. It gives me peace of mind that I’m supporting the local farmers whenever I buy Gold’n Plump Chicken. Those family farms only give the best care, fresh, filtered water, and locally sourced nutritious feed. This is why you get such an amazing product every time you buy Gold’n Plump!

Have you heard of Gold’n Plump’s Seasoned Whole Chicken? They’re awesome. They come in this handy dandy little bag, so all you have to do is cut a few holes in the top, stick it in the oven for a couple hours and it comes out perfectly plump and juicy. They even season them for you! I used the Mesquite variety (which is a new) – other flavors include Pesto (also new), Lemon Pepper and Sweet BBQ. I’m excited to try the other flavors!


Before you get to cookin’ … I have to ask: have you seen Gold’n Plump’s Mom Squad commercials? This pretty much wraps it up. The commercials are hilarious! The gals are on a mission to rid the world of bad chicken. After all, good chicken is Gold’n Plump’s mission! I hear they’re about to launch a cool new promotion on Facebook inviting us all to become a member of the Mom Squad Fan Club … stay tuned for that! Now, go make this recipe for your family and have an awesome dinner tonight!

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Cilantro Mesquite BBQ Chicken Taquitos

Prep Time 15 minutes Cook Time 25 minutes Serves 10 Taquitos     adjust servings


  • 1 Mesquite Seasoned Whole chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 10 soft shell tortillas
  • 3/4 c. mesquite BBQ sauce
  • 1 c. Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 1 tsp seasoned salt
  • 2 tsp cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tsp sea salt


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Mix the chicken, BBQ sauce, cheese, seasoned salt and cilantro in a bowl.
  3. Place tortillas on plate, cover with plastic wrap and warm in microwave 30 seconds so they are easy to roll.
  4. Spread 1/10 of chicken mixture in center of tortilla. Roll up and place seam side down in 9x13 in. glass baking dish. Repeat until all the tortillas are filled. Spray the top of the tortillas with non-stick baking spray. Sprinkle sea salt over the top of the tortillas.
  5. Bake 20-25 minutes or until edges of shells are golden brown.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 2 Taquitos
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 292kcal Calories from fat 162
% Daily Value
Total Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Transfat 0g
Cholesterol 79mg26%
Sodium 296mg12%
Carbohydrate 11g4%
Dietary Fiber 2g8%
Sugars 0g
Protein 21g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g

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  • Meghan @ The Tasty Fork

    I love taquitos!! This recipe is great since it uses kitchen staple ingredients. I love that they’re baked… I mean, I love a fried taquito but they can get pretty crispy in the oven, too!

  • Stephanie @ PlainChicken

    YUM! I love taquitos – these look awesome!

  • Hayley @ The Domestic Rebel

    Dude, I may be a dessert blogger, but cilantro + BBQ sauce to me is what PB+ choc is to most people. I LOVE THE TWO. And these taquitos will be made and promptly inhaled by yours truly next Sunday during football. The end.

    • Julie Evink

      Haha! I also love them together 🙂

  • Tanya Schroeder

    Mmmm, not too soon for these, no way! I love these Julie and if they are healthy and baked, then I can eat LOTS of them!

  • Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    These would be perfect for an easy weeknight meal!

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  • Karly

    This would be a rockin’ dinner! Thanks for linking up with What’s Cookin’ Wednesday!

  • Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling

    I love the combination of flavors…and the fact that these look so easy to make! Thanks for the recipe Julie!!

  • Rachael

    Since I didn’t have access to the Gold’n Pump Chicken, I totally changed this up, but kept with the same idea. Delicious!!! I cooked two chicken breasts in Mesquite w/Lime marinade and shredded them; used Monterrey Jack cheese (hubs doesn’t do spice), 3 tsp cilantro and Sweet n Sassy BBQ sauce (only about 1/4 cup instead of 3/4). So good!

    • Julie Evink

      So glad you were able to make it work!

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