Homemade Taquitos Low in Sodium and Low Fat

United States
September 3, 2009 1:06pm CST
Sometimes when you get put on special diets you lose some of your favorite foods. Mexican being one of mine is a tough one to lose. But you don't have to if you are creative and don't mind changing some of the things you put into your Mexican food. As we all know Mexican food can be high in fat and sodium. You can change that though. For example check out our homemade taquitos below: Ingredients: 2 Cups shredded chicken (white meat) 1 Teaspoon cumin 1/2 Teaspoon oregano 1/2 Teaspoon Mrs. Dash "Table Blend"1/2 Teaspoon black pepper A few leaves of cilantro, chopped Vegetable oil, for frying 16 Corn tortillas Swiss Cheese, grated 1 4 oz can of green chilies Directions: (Pre-Heated Oven 400 degrees) 1.Boil chicken in large pot for 1 hour, then drain. 2.Shred Chicken and season with cumin, oregano, Mrs. Dash and pepper. 3.Mix in the chilies and cilantro. 4.Dip the tortillas in 1/2 inch of warm oil to soften. 5.Tightly roll a couple of forkfuls the chicken and cheese up in each tortilla. 6.Place seam side down in a baking dish and bake in 400 degree oven for 10 to 12 miutes. Servings per recipe - 16 Sodium - 11.5 grams Carbs - 0 grams Calories - 19.5 Fat - 0.2 grams Cholesterol - 10.3 grams Protein - 4.1 You can serve these with homemade salsa or homemade guacamole. Refrain from buying already made salsa or guacamole. Enjoy!
1 response
@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
13 Sep 09
Hello, I will save this recipe.After reading it, it made me wish for Mexican food.I buy salsa from my favorite Mexican restaurant so I have no idea how many calories,fat content or sodium it has .
• United States
13 Sep 09
It's the sodium that would probably be high but might not be that high if the salsa you buy is homemade so to speak. But here's a quick little homemade salsa recipe for you. 4 med toms diced 2 bunches of green onions chopped 1/2 bunch of cilantro chopped 1 to 4 diced jalepenos (1 for very mild, 4 for very hot) Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate until ready to serve. Hope this works for you.