Chicken Taquito

How to make Chicken Taquito


Chicken Taquito from Chronic Taco includes seasoned and well cooked chicken breasts wrapped in a corn tortilla and then grilled in the oven for giving that crunchy texture to the tortilla. If you want to prepare this dish at home, then you can follow the below recipe that we have modified for your convenience. Before preparing this dish, you should arrange the required ingredients that you need during the preparation.




Chicken Taquito from Chronic Taco features boneless chicken breast as its main ingredient. Besides this, the dish also features a few other ingredients that you need to keep handy during the preparation.


  • 1 cup water
  • 1 pound skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 cup vegetable oil 
  • 1 cup finely chopped tomatoes
  • ½ cup minced green onions
  • 6 tablespoons chicken broth
  • 2 teaspoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 12 (6 inch) corn tortillas
  • 12 wooden picks
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce, for serving
  • ¼ cup guacamole, for serving
  • Salsa, for serving
  • Sour Cream, for serving




Method of Preparation


  1. To begin with the recipe, bring water to a simmer in a skillet over medium heat; add chicken to it. Cover the skillet and cook chicken until it no longer remains pink in the center, which will take you about 20 to 25 minutes. 
  2. When you are done with the chicken, remove it from water and cool; shred with a fork.
  3. Now, heat 1 tablespoon vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir chicken, tomatoes, green onions, chicken broth, flour, garlic, cumin, oregano, chili powder, and salt until the entire ingredients blend with each other, which will take you about 3 to 5 minutes.
  4. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla. Tightly roll each tortilla around the filling and secure with a wooden toothpick.
  5. Brush the tops of the taquitos with oil, and bake in the oven at 450F for about 20 minutes, while flipping halfway through. Serve hot with shredded lettuce, guacamole, sour cream, and salsa


Nutrition Facts


There are 180 calories in 1 serving of Chicken Taquito from Chronic Taco; most of the calories come from carbohydrate and fat. Let us discuss all the nutrients that we get from 1 serving of Chicken Taquito from Chronic Taco.


  • Calories: 180
  • Calories from Fat: 100
  • Total Fat: 11g (17%)
  • Saturated Fat: 2g (8%)
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 20mg (7%)
  • Sodium: 260mg (11%)
  • Total Carbohydrates: 11g (4%)
  • Dietary Fiber: 1g (4%)
  • Sugars: 0g
  • Protein: 9g (20%)
  • Vitamin A: 0%
  • Vitamin C: 0%
  • Calcium: 0%
  • Iron: 33%



* The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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Amy K.

Orange, CA


Man, I hate to say it, but this place sure is a hit or miss. 🙁 My boyfriend wanted to take me out to lunch today, but due to my time limit at work, I asked him to bring me tacos instead. After the great service we got last time, I suggested Chronic Tacos, and he agreed.


I am super confused. Last time, I had gotten one of the carne asada, one of the chicken, and one of what I THOUGHT was al pastor. The "al pastor" was so delicious, and I even remember making the comment that "wow...these al pastors look more like carnitas haha." Well, surprise surprise, I guess they really WERE carnitas last time, because I asked him for the al pastors again this time...and they were definitely not what I received last time lol. With that said, the carnitas are probably the way to go. Al pastor was...not that great I'm afraid.


My boyfriend asked for everything on the tacos. Unfortunately, "everything" may not include sour cream or chipotle sauce, because none of the tacos came with those. I was pretty disappointed...not gonna lie. My tacos barely had any cheese, had even less guac, and was just so dissatisfying.


Boyfriend also thought the tacos weren't the greatest; he usually gets the burritos and regrets not getting it this time as well, because "it's hard to mess up burritos." My coworker asked for taquitos with sour cream and guac (which came out to almost $9 for 3 taquitos + guac btw people). Goodness gracious.


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Can I use cheese in Chicken Taquito?

Ans: Yes, You can use shredded Colby jack, mozzarella, pepper jack cheese or any other shredded cheese. The choice is always yours.


Can I store chicken taquitos in refrigerator?

Ans: Yes, you can. Allow the taquitos to cool completely. Then, place them in a freezer-safe container or zip lock bag and freeze for up to 3 months. When you want to eat it, you can reheat the taquitos by placing them on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper and bake in n oven at 350°F for 10 minutes, until warmed through.


Latest News 


Get Wrapped Up with Mummies of the World and Chronic Tacos

Experience the World’s Largest Exhibition of Mummies and Savor California-Inspired Mexican Fare with New Cross Promotion

April 07, 2016, Aliso Viejo, Calif. - Chronic Tacos, the California-inspired Mexican Grill, and Bowers Museum, Orange County’s finest arts museum, embark on an upcoming cross-promotion that highlights the debut of the nationally recognized collection: Mummies of the World: The Exhibition. Starting now, guests who dine at any Orange County Chronic Tacos location will receive a coupon for $4 off an adult ticket for Mummies of the World. Guests attending the Mummies of the World exhbit at Bowers Museum will also receive vouchers with a special code to text to receive a free taco with the purchase of a drink, reports by

“Now in our 14th city, we’re excited to finally open our doors in Orange County,” said Marcus Corwin, President of American Exhibitions Inc. “We are excited to be working with Chronic Tacos, a partner who shares our values in giving back to the local communities that we work in.”

Headquartered in Aliso Viejo, Chronic Tacos joins in celebrating the local community’s excitement for the Orange County unveiling of Mummies of the World. With over 1.4 million visitors experiencing the exhibit to date, the display at Bowers Museum offers an opportunity to view over 150 artifacts and mummies. This makes the collection the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled, providing a window into the lives of ancient people from every region of the world.

“As Orange County is home to over a dozen Chronic Tacos locations, we’re thrilled to welcome Mummies of the World to our neighborhood,” said Michael Mohammed, CEO and President of Chronic Tacos.  “Having personally experienced the fascinating exhibit, we’re looking forward to this partnership and sharing its curiosities with our guests.” 

Chronic Tacos’ menu includes high-quality Mexican cuisine that uses locally sourced ingredients. Visitors can find a variety of meal options like burritos, tostada bowls, tortas, taquitos, flautas, salads and tacos, including a breakfast menu all day. Customers can choose from carne asada (steak), pollo asado (chicken), carnitas (slow-cooked pork), al pastor (spicy marinated pork), fresh pico de gallo and guacamole. Seafood lovers can also order grilled, beer-battered, or baja-style fish and shrimp.

The promotion will run through May 1. Mummies of the World: The Exhibition made its public debut on March 19 and will run until September 5.


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