Keto Chicken Taquitos with Cheese Shells Low Carb Recipe
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Keto Chicken Taquitos

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If you are a fan of Mexican cuisine or you tried our Keto Beef Taquitos before then you’d love this keto chicken taquito.

Taquito is a very common Mexican food, which consists of a small rolled-up tortilla with a variety of fillings. This is mainly beef, cheese or chicken.

The original tortilla consists of cornmeal which has too many carbs. So we use a mix of cheddar and mozzarella cheese to make the tortilla shell instead. The result is delicious!  

For the filling, we chose minced chicken and fry it in coconut oil. Beef or pork is also great for the filling which is an excellent source of protein, and also gives you a feeling of satiety for a long time.

Chili flakes will add spice to the dish. You can also treat friends and family to this dish. We are sure that they will appreciate your culinary skills.

low carb chicken taquitos

Let’s Ketofy It!

In a frying pan, add olive oil (or coconut oil) in and fry the shallot for 1-2 minutes so it releases an amazing smell.

Next, add chicken in and saute for 3-4 minutes.

Add salsa and the rest of the seasonings in and cook on low heat for 10-12 minutes. Once done, remove from heat.

saute chicken with salsa

In the meantime, make the cheese shell tortilla by mixing different types of cheese in a bowl. Divide this into 4 parts to make 4 tortillas.

Place each cheese portion in a nonstick frying pan and fry it for 2-3 minutes or until cheeses melt. Remove to a plate and let it cool.

fry cheddar mozzarella shell

Wrapping it up: Add cooked chicken on each cheese shell and roll quickly. Feel free to add extra fillings such as sliced tomato, avocado, and other herbs if you want to. Serve immediately with sour cream on top (optional).

roll chicken in tortillas

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Keto Chicken Taquitos

4 from 2 votes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Ketogenic, Low Carb, Mexican
Keyword: chicken taquitos, keto taquitos, low carb taquitos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 348kcal
Author: KetoVale Team
This keto-friendly Chicken Taquito with cheese shells will be your favorite low-carb dinner for Taco night.
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Ingredients

For tortilla shells:

  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1 cup Mozzarella shredded

For filling:

  • 1/2 lb chicken mince
  • 1 shallot minced
  • 1/3 cup low carb salsa (or Marinara Sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup sour cream for serving

Instructions

  • Heat coconut oil in a frying pan, add shallot and fry for 1-2 minutes, add chicken mince, cook for 3-4 minutes, stir in salsa or marinara sauce, chili flakes, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Cook on low for 10-12 minutes.
  • Mix cheddar cheese and mozzarella in a bowl and divide this mixture into 4 parts. Fry each tortilla in a nonstick frying pan for 2-3 minutes or until cheeses melt. Remove to a plate and repeat with the remaining cheese.
  • Let cool for a minute, then start wrapping the filling inside the cheese tortilla: add chicken mixture on each shell and roll quickly. Serve immediately, topped with sour cream (optional).

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Macros

Nutrition Facts
Keto Chicken Taquitos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 348 Calories from Fat 234
% Daily Value*
Fat 26g40%
Saturated Fat 15g75%
Cholesterol 108mg36%
Sodium 554mg23%
Potassium 447mg13%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 23g46%
Vitamin A 740IU15%
Vitamin C 0.9mg1%
Calcium 371mg37%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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