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Easy Fajita Chicken Taquitos

I’m participating in the McCormick’s Skillet Sauce® blogger campaign and received compensation as part of the program. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

This week, y’all. It has tested me and surprisingly I’m still here to write about it. I honestly didn’t think I was going to make it. Yesterday in particular was the worst.

I bought a new 15″ MacBook Pro last week and finally got around to switching everything over. Transferring my information from my old one to the new one was supposed to be a piece of cake. But it wasn’t. Not in the slightest. If it had been any other week, it probably would have been easy, but this week, y’all — it was out to get me. For what ever reason it tried to devour me and make me crumble. But I just wasn’t having it. I kicked it in the face and here I am, writing my first post on the new computer.

Boom! I won this week.

But not only did I win this week, I’m sharing an easy recipe that is as tasty as it is easy! When you’re having a rough week, easy recipes can make or break your evening, I know, so I whipped up these tasty Easy Fajita Chicken Taquitos. Being able to have a quick homemade dinner in the midst of this crazy week, not only satisfied the taste buds, but satisfied my need to prove a point — I can do this!

In need of quick and easy dinner idea? Easy Fajita Chicken Taquitos, it is. These Easy Fajita Chicken Taquitos are so easy to make & ready in 35 minutes.

Easy Fajita Chicken Taquitos

Easy Fajita Chicken Taquitos
 
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With the help of McCormick Skillet Sauce you can make quick and easy Fajita Chicken Taquitos.
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Serves: 15 taquitos
Ingredients
  • 8 chicken tenders, cut in long, thin slices (or 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts)
  • 1 package (6oz) McCormick Fajita Skillet Sauce
  • 4 tablespoons butter, divided
  • ½ onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (I use a Mexican four blend, but feel free to use a different kind)
  • 15 6" flour tortillas (fajita-size)
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare baking pan or dish by spraying with non-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon butter. In a large bowl, combine chicken and ¾ package of Skillet Sauce (about 7 tablespoons); mix well. Once butter is melted, add chicken to skillet and cook chicken until fully cooked and browned. Once chicken is done, remove from skillet and keep warm.
  3. Using the same skillet, melt 2 tablespoons butter; add onion and cook until translucent. Add red bell pepper along with the remaining Skillet Sauce (about 2 tablespoons) and cook until the red bell pepper is tender crisp, or however you like them. If you want them softer, cook longer. Return chicken to the skillet and continue cooking for another two minutes; remove from heat.
  4. Lay the tortillas flat and top each one evenly with chicken and onion mixture. To make it easier to roll, place the mixture on one end of the tortilla, rather than the middle. Top with cheese and tightly roll the tortilla around the mixture and place in prepared backing dish. Melt the remaining tablespoon of butter, and brush over the top of the tortillas.
  5. Bake for about 12 minutes or until the tortillas start to brown. Serve with salsa and a side of rice and beans.

This recipe will make up to 15 taquitos, depending on how full you fill the taquitos. For my family of five, that gives us three taquitos each. Since most of us will only eat two, it leaves leftovers for lunch the next day. I just stick them in a preheated oven, and voila, lunch is served.

In need of quick and easy dinner idea? Easy Fajita Chicken Taquitos, it is. These Easy Fajita Chicken Taquitos are so easy to make & ready in 35 minutes.

Although I didn’t use any spice in the recipe, the McCormick Skillet Sauce provides so much flavor that anything additional isn’t really necessary. The Fajita Skillet Sauce provides a blend of flavors including roasted chili pepper and lime, which is a perfect combo for fajitas.

In need of quick and easy dinner idea? Easy Fajita Chicken Taquitos, it is. These Easy Fajita Chicken Taquitos are so easy to make & ready in 35 minutes.

McCormick Skillet Sauce is available at Walmart and I found them on the spice aisle. There are seven difference varieties available (although I only saw six at my local store) and I’m excited to try the others. In addition to Fajita, there is Smoky Applewood BBQ Chicken with Bacon, Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry, Sicilian Chicken with Tomato, Basil & Garlic, Fire Roasted Garlic Chili, Sweet & Smoky Sloppy Joes, and Taco with Chipotle & Garlic.

In need of quick and easy dinner idea? Easy Fajita Chicken Taquitos, it is. These Easy Fajita Chicken Taquitos are so easy to make & ready in 35 minutes.

Even when life gets busy, and things are spinning out of control, I enjoy a home cooked meal with my family. It’s my solace at the end of the day. A time to embrace the people who matter most to me. And when that home cooked meal only takes me 30 minutes to prepare, it’s a win, y’all! A win all the way around!

More easy recipes:

Easy Cheesy Garlic Pull Apart Biscuits

Easy Breakfast Quesadilla

Have you tried the new McCormick Skillet Sauce yet?

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.

Comments

  1. 1

    I’m looking forward to trying this because we love TexMex food. (We live in Dallas.) I also love how easy this recipe is – perfect for busy nights like we have going on this week.

  2. 2

    Yum, those look good! And on switching computers… I always get excited about new and shiny, but I think there is always a catch. I have so much stuff (passwords, etc) that switching is a HUGE pita. If someone could create a service to switch my stuff and upgrade my computer yearly, I would be all over it! And I really must try this recipe. Dinner has been harder than usual to get on the table lately.

  3. 3

    I haven’t tried any of the new sauces but in the past I have used the ones for chili, stew and I think there was a meatloaf one. I won’t like I sometimes cheat, I’m still learning how to do all this stuff. Thank you for the recipe, I have a freezer full of chicken, now I know to go and get some new sauces.

  4. 4

    As much as I love chicken taquitos, I have to admit that I have never had them homemade. I need to remedy that with this recipe! Since it’s an easy one, it will be perfect for busy weeknights.

  5. 5

    I haven’t tried them, but I love how easy it is to make a flavorful meal! I’ll have to try them.

  6. 6

    Oh yum! My stomach is over here growling now! It is almost dinner time, so I will have to wait and make these maybe this weekend. I love that this recipe makes so many! We have a family of 5 too, so this would be perfect!

  7. 7

    We have Taco Thursday every week at our house. I cannot believe that I haven’t made taquitos yet!! Thanks for the idea — yours look great.

  8. 8

    I haven’t tried it – yet, but now want to. Last week I took my daughter to a Mexican restaurant and she had some fajita nachos. I could use the sauce to replicate it at home. Yum!

  9. 9

    Those look so good I pinned them for later, anything with a flour tortilla and my family loves it. I love that this used a skillet mix making it that much easier on my little to no time to cook nights!

  10. 10

    I am all for quick & easy dinners. I can’t wait to try these – but I’m going to double the recipe so I can use the leftovers for nachos or a rice bowl the next day.

    I’m glad you won the week, too! 🙂

  11. 11

    I…love…fajitas.. It’s something I make probably once a week, no kidding. I have never tried this sauce packet, but it is now on my grocery list!

  12. 12

    Yummers, my family is going to love these. They look so tasty. Crunchy, yet not dry.

  13. 13
    Stephanie says:

    These sound so yummy and easy. I think my bunch would love them!

  14. 14

    We tried the sloppy joe and it was so good. I can’t wait to try this one.

  15. 15

    Another fantastic recipe! 🙂 I think my boys will like this! Thank you for sharing. 🙂

  16. 16

    Wow! These look absolutely delicious! I bet my kids would love something like this for dinner!

  17. 17

    My kids love taquitos. We will be loving this new recipe to change up our menu a bit. They look delicious.

  18. 18

    I’m glad you were able to tough it out and be victorious. I love easy recipes too and agree with you that some how it always makes the day better when you can find one that is tastey and easy. I didn’t know McCormick had Fajita Skillet Sauce so I better look closer when in this grocery aisle section.

  19. 19

    I make these at home on a game day and my kids love them! They are simple and flavorful. Great job using McCormick!

  20. 20

    These look delicious. Mexican and Tex Mex food is a family favorite! Definitely want to try this one!

  21. 21

    Yum! I love fajitas! And the easier the better. 🙂

  22. 22

    We JUST tried the Smokey Applewood BBQ sauce the other night and it was AWESOME! We haven’t had fajitas in a while so I’m going to have to pick this up to try. Your recipe is a lot quicker than mine, so it will come in handy on those busy after-school-snowboarding evenings!

  23. 23

    We use McCormick’s a lot in our house. This recipe is so yummy and looks pretty easy, which I am always looking for!

  24. 24

    I’m putting this on my grocery list! It looks amazing! Of course i could eat Mexican food every day!

  25. 25

    Another amazing recipe! These just happen to be one of my favorite Mexican dishes.

  26. 26

    I haven’t tried these sauces yet. They look like a great way to get a meal on the table in less time though!

  27. 27

    Hey I make these ahead of time then wrap them in foil for nights we have practices. Makes for a super simple meal to eat in the car without too much mess.

  28. 28

    These sauces are so good. It makes for an easy and good dinner!

  29. 29

    That is pretty cool and def easy – love it! I just bought a bulk package of chicken and will be cooking something similar soon

  30. 30

    Those do look super-easy. I have such a hard time finding tortillas that everyone likes…they’re either too floury or too tough…

  31. 31

    I love Chicken Fajitas, but have never actually made them at home. It is usually something I treat myself with when we go out to eat! I need to make them! Yummy!

  32. 32

    I love taquitos and the easier the better since I’ve never made them from scratch.

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