Baked Chicken Taquitos (LID)

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Serve Baked Chicken Taquitos with LID-safe salsa and Avocado “Cream”Avocado “Cream”.

The last time I was on the low iodine diet, I made Chicken and Kale Taquitos. It was basically this recipe with cooked kale that had been squeezed dry and chopped. Just mix it in with the chicken mixture. I’m sure spinach would be good too.

These freeze really well, but have to be reheated in the oven (or toaster oven) to maintain crispiness. They get soft and chewy when reheated in the microwave.

Frozen Baked Taquitos

Baked Chicken Taquitos

1 whole chicken
non-iodized salt
black pepper

1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 cup LID-safe salsa
LID-safe corn tortillas
cooking spray

Season the chicken with non-iodized salt and black pepper. Place in the crockpot and cook on low for 6 – 8 hours or on high for 3 -4 hour until the meat is tender and falling off the bones. Remove the chicken from the crockpot and let cool. Remove the chicken meat from the bones, discarding the skin and bones (unless you plan to make chicken stock.…in that case, reserve). Shred the chicken. You should have about 6 cups of shredded chicken meat.

Preheat the oven to 400º F.

Add the ground cumin, garlic powder, and salsa to the shredded chicken. Season with more non-iodized salt and black pepper, if needed. Mix to combine.

Place 4 corn tortillas on a large microwave safe plate. Microwave on high for about 30 seconds to soften tortillas. Place about 2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture on  bottom third of the warmed corn tortilla. Roll up and secure with a toothpick. Don’t roll too tight. Place the taquito on a baking sheet. Repeat until all of the chicken mixture is used. You will have approximately 18 taquitos. Use two baking sheets if you need to. Spray the taquitos with cooking spray and place in the oven. Cook for 20 minutes, turning after the 10 minutes, until crispy and golden brown. Remove the toothpick before serving.

Baked Chicken Taquitos

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