When my kids were little, I would make taquitos quite a bit because they were yummy and because my kids would eat them with no problem. But somewhere along the way the word “taquito” transformed into the words “talking toes”. So now whenever I make them, that’s what we call them. Weird, right? It’s funny what families do to words that other people don’t do or would think was strange. It just makes sense in our family. Anywaaayyyy...try these yummy little guys soon. Baking them instead of frying them takes some of the work out of making them since all you have to do is assemble and bake. Brushing some melted butter on top helps to crisp them up a little and give them a nice golden color but you can totally skip that step. Don’t forget all the yummy sides....salsa...guac...sour cream!!!
Oven Baked Chicken “Talking Toes”
12-15 small flour tortillas
2 cups cooked chicken ~ shredded
1 14-ounce can refried beans
2 cups guacamole ~ homemade or store bought, divided use
2 cups shredded Monterrey jack cheese
1 teaspoon cumin
Salt and pepper to taste.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Season shredded chicken with salt, pepper and cumin.
Spread beans on each of the tortillas.
Spread guacamole on top of beans.
Add some chicken and cheese and roll up each taquito.
Brush tops with melted butter and bake for 20 - 30 minutes until golden brown.
Makes about 15 talking toes. :-)