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Baked Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos

Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken 4 oz cream cheese ⅓ cup salsa ½ teaspoon cumin 1 teaspoon chili powder 1 teaspoon garlic powder ¼ teaspoon salt 1 Tablespoon green onion, finely chopped 2 Tablespoons Cilantro, finely chopped 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice 1 Cup Colby Jack Cheese 8-10 small flour tortillas Instructions: 1. Preheat oven to 425 and prepare a baking sheet by lining it with foil and spraying it with cooking spray. Set aside. 2. Soften the cream cheese in the microwave for about 15-20 seconds. In a mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, salsa, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, lime juice, and salt. Add in the shredded chicken, colby jack cheese, green onions, and cilantro. Stir until combined well. 3. Add about 3 Tablespoons of the chicken mixture about 1 inch from the edge of the flour tortilla. Roll it up and place it seam side down on the baking sheet. Repeat with each one and place about 1 inch apart not touching each other on baking sheet. 4. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until the tortilla is lightly browning around the edges. Serve with sour cream, ranch, or your favorite sauce!
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