Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Chicken Avocado Taquitos with Honey Lime Cilantro Dipping Sauce {Meal under $10}





 I am not sure how this happened, but somehow in the past week I only cooked a homemade meal one time. Crazy!?! We had two birthday's last week, a family bbq and a few activities on the weekend where we went out to eat. So, I had a fridge full of food and for some reason had a hard time knowing what to make. I wanted to create a new recipe, and my kids were laughing at me that I told them I had 'recipe-block'. After staring at my ingredients for awhile, it came to me. I LOVE Cheesecake Factory's Avocado Egg Rolls. I knew I needed them to be a little more filling than an appetizer and so I added chicken, cheese, cilantro and red onion to the mixture. I baked these taquitos and were so excited for how they'd turn out. I then decided to re-create the cilantro-lime dipping sauce from Cheesecake Factory. The combination of the dipping sauce, with the creamy chicken taquitos was fantastic!! We all completely and utterly loved them. The best part about this recipe is I whipped it together in under 30 minutes because I had precooked crock potted chicken in my freezer. The entire meal came together so quickly and will be a new, favorite weeknight meal we will make over and over.  I can't wait to hear how you like this one! Hope you enjoy ;)

Best part about this recipe is it only cost around $10 to feed my family of 7!

Chicken $1.79/lb.
Avocados .98 each
Cheese 2lb. shredded $5--only used 1 1/2 cups
Tortillas $1 (from my freezer)
Cilantro .25 each
Limes .20 each
Mayonnaise, sour cream and all of the other ingredients were also on sale ;)

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Chicken Avocado Taquitos with Honey Lime Cilantro Dipping Sauce

Chicken:
3 cups shredded or diced chicken
3 avocados, peeled, seed removed and diced
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
2 Tbls.-1/4 cup red onion, diced small
1/2-3/4 cup salsa verde
1/2 cup sour cream
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1 1/2 cups colby or monterey jack cheese, shredded
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. black pepper
1 Tbls. cumin powder
10-15 flour tortillas

In a large bowl, mix together the chicken, diced avocados, chopped cilantro, diced red onion and combine together. Season with the pepper, cumin powder, salt and the remaining ingredients. Add the shredded cheese, mayonnaise, sour cream and salsa verde. Season with extra salt and pepper as needed. If you like a little spice, season with cayenne pepper as desired. Warm the tortillas slightly so they are easy to fold. Place a 1/3-1/2 cup of the mixture into the center of a tortilla. Spread the mixture out into the center of the tortilla. Roll the tortilla up tightly and place on a greased cookie sheet or baking stone. Bake at 425 until the tops of the tortilla are nice and crispy, the chicken mixture is warmed through and the tops are golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve with the dipping sauce.

Sauce:
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4-1/3 cup honey
3 limes, juiced
1 tsp. cumin powder
1/2 cup cilantro
1/2 tsp. salt, or more to taste
1 cup salsa verde

For the sauce, puree the ingredients together until the cilantro is chopped fine and the olive oil is pureed. Keep in the fridge until ready to serve.

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