Cheesy Butternut Squash Chicken Taquitos drizzled with an Avocado Crema, a fun fall recipe the family will love. These chicken taquitos are made in 35 minutes and each serving has 28 grams protein. Enjoy!!
Prep time: 10 mins | Cook time: 25 mins | Total time: 35 mins
1 tablespoon olive oil
¼ cup diced red onion
1 garlic clove, minced
2 cups finely diced butternut squash
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
½ cup shredded Mexican cheese
13 whole wheat tortillas
[For the Avocado Crema]
½ cup plain Greek yogurt
1½ tablespoons fresh lime juice
¼ teaspoon ground cumin
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
¼ teaspoon salt
Optional: garnish with fresh cilantro, sliced red onion, or sliced jalapeno
- Preheat oven to 450° F.
- Heat a medium skillet to medium high heat, add olive oil and red onion. Sauté until onions are translucent, about 2-3 minutes. Add in the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds.
- Next add in the butternut squash and cook until the squash is just tender, about 7-10 minutes. Stirring throughout. Season with salt.
- Add the butternut squash mixture to a large bowl, along with the shredded chicken breast. Add in ground cinnamon, cumin, and Mexican cheese. Gently toss to make sure spices coat the chicken and squash.
- Add about ⅓ cup of the chicken squash mixture to each tortilla and tightly roll. Place the tortilla seam side down on a baking sheet. Repeat process until all the tortilla shells are used up and chicken mixture is gone.
- Gently brush the top of each tortilla with canola oil.
- Bake for stuffed tortillas at 450° F for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and let rest to cool.
- In the meantime, to a food process or blender add plain Greek yogurt, avocado, fresh lime juice, ground cumin, red pepper flakes, and salt. Blend until smooth.
- Serve butternut squash chicken taquitos with avocado crema mixture.
- Optional: garnish with sliced red onion, fresh cilantro, and jalapeno.
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