Mexican food is always a hit in our house. Jon insists on tacos at least once a week and he frequents Chipotle thanks to some gift cards he received for Christmas. When I saw the chicken taquitos made by Trader Joe’s were on the gluten-free list, I made a mental note to pick them up the next time I went in to shop.
The chicken taquitos come 10 to a pack, with 1 taquito = 1 serving. Don’t tell Jon that, I believe his current serving size is 4. I believe that they intended these to be more of a snack or appetizer, but Jon calls them “dinner”. I like how fast they were to prepare. Preheat the oven to 425 and then bake for 15-20 minutes. They can also be prepared by pan frying or microwaving, but I don’t know how crisp they would stay if you heated them up in the mircowave. I flipped these over the best that I could about half way through the baking time, but it can be a little difficult to keep a round taquito from rolling.
Ingredients: chicken (chicken, water, flavoring, chicken base [chicken meat in natural chicken juices, salt, sugar, corn syrup solids, chicken fat, flavoring, autolyzed yeast extract, tumeric], chicken fat, spices, sodium phosphate), tortilla (corn, water, lime), soybean oil, modified food starch.
These chicken taquitos smelled amazing while baking. Even though I had just eaten dinner when I was preparing them for Jon when he got home from hockey, I was considering heating up another for myself. I did manage to sneak half of his and I was very impressed with the flavors & texture. The only compliant I have is that about a half inch on each end is without filling, so it is a little bland, but this can easily be remedied by stuffing salsa, avocado or sour cream in it for extra flavor. Jon fell in love with them and reminded me to pick him up a pack each time I go to Trader Joe’s.
Along with the chicken taquitos, the black bean taquitos are also on Trader Joe’s “no gluten” list. If you ever have questions about a product or it doesn’t have the “g” symbol on it, an employee should be able to get you a “no gluten” list or address your questions right there in the store.
Have you tried Trader Joe’s chicken or black bean taquitos? What did you think?