Baked Buffalo Ranch Chicken Taquitos with Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce
Servings: 8-10 taquitos
For the taquitos:
2-3boneless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
1/2cupbuffalo ranch dressing(homemade or store-bought)
2Tablespoonschopped green onions
1/2cupshredded sharp cheddar cheese
8-10small flour tortillas
For the dipping sauce:
1/2small yellow onion, finely chopped
Pinch cayenne pepper
1/4poundcrumbled blue cheese
For the Taquitos:
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken, season with seasoned salt, and saute' until cooked through.
Meanwhile, in a large bowl, mix together the buffalo ranch dressing, optional hot sauce (to taste) and the green onions. Add the cooked chicken and cheese. Mix well.
Heat 2-3 tortillas at a time for about 10 seconds in the microwave between two paper towels. Lay them flat on a clean surface and layer about 1/3 cup of the chicken filling on top of each tortilla. Roll the tortilla as tightly as you can, then place on a baking sheet, seam side down. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling. Spray lightly with cooking spray, then sprinkle with kosher salt.
Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes. Serve immediately with optional blue cheese dipping sauce.
**To freeze: Before baking, freeze the taquitos in a single layer on a baking sheet for about 20 minutes, then place in a labeled freezer bag and store up to 3 months. To bake a frozen taquito (no need to thaw first): Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and bake for 15-20 minutes.
For the Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce:
Heat the milk in a small saucepan, bringing to a simmer over low heat. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion and cook until soft. Sprinkle in the flour and cook for another minute. Slowly and carefully whisk the warm milk into the butter/onion mixture, and continue cooking and whisking until thickened. Season with salt and cayenne pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes, whisking occasionally.
Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese. Serve warm with the buffalo ranch chicken taquitos.