Baked Chicken Bacon Ranch Taquitos with Avocado Ranch

by Erin

After the quesadillas I posted earlier this week, I had to make something else with the avocado ranch. Judging from your responses I don’t think you’ll have any complaints about it’s reappearance today. This time you get to dip taquitos in it! I made these for my friend’s house-warming party and they were a huge hit. Guess it shouldn’t come as a surprise since they contain cream cheese, bacon, and ranch. They can do no wrong!

In case another recipe featuring this avocado ranch wasn’t exciting enough, I am also off to NYC for some serious food blogger action tomorrow! I’ll be teaming up with Tara (Chip Chip Hooray), Tracey (Tracey’s Culinary Adventures), Joanne (Eats Well With Others), Lauren (Keep It Sweet Desserts), Kayle (The Cooking Actress), and Jennifer (Bake or Break) starting with brunch and then we are following our bellies from there!

P.S. Kita (Pass the Sushi), Carolyn (All Day I Dream About Food), Audra (The Baker Chick), Miriam (Overtime Cook), Samara (Deconstruct the Girl) – you will be missed!

Baked Chicken Bacon Ranch Taquitos

One year ago: Funfetti-Peanut Butter Layer Pie

Two years ago: Apple Maple Turkey Burgers with Maple-Dijon Sauce

BAKED CHICKEN BACON RANCH TAQUITOS WITH AVOCADO RANCH

Makes 20 taquitos

Ingredients:

TAQUITOS

8 oz. reduced fat cream cheese, softened

4 cups cooked, shredded chicken

12 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

2 cups shredded pepperjack cheese

3 to 4 Tbsp chopped green onion

1 (1 oz.) package dry ranch dressing mix

20 (6-inch) flour tortillas

Sea salt

AVOCADO RANCH

1 ripe medium avocado

1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used 0% Chobani)

2 Tbsp freshly chopped parsley

2 Tbsp freshly chopped dill

1 garlic clove, minced

1 tsp worcestershire sauce

1/2 tsp white vinegar

1/2 tsp smoked paprika

1/4 tsp onion powder

1/4 tsp salt

1/4 tsp pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cover a large baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.
  2. Mix together cream cheese, chicken, bacon, cheese, and green onions. Add in about 1/2 of the dry ranch dressing mix and taste. Add more for stronger ranch taste. Mix well.
  3. Spoon 2-3 tablespoons of the chicken mixture into a flour tortilla and roll it up. Place taquito seam-side down on the baking sheet. Repeat about 20 times. Once finished, spray the tops of the taquitos with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle with salt.
  4. Place pan in oven and bake for 10-15 minutes or until edges and tops are golden. Let cool for a couple of minutes.
  5. While the taquitos are baking, make the avocado ranch. Combine all ingredients in a food processor and blend until creamy, scraping down the sides occasionally when needed. Taste and season additionally if desired.

Source: Taquitos adapted slightly from Taste and Tell originally from Six Sisters’ Stuff. Avocado Ranch adapted from How Sweet It Is.

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Lauren at Keep It Sweet March 24, 2013 - 7:47 am

First of all, I’m a little sad that you didn’t bring these with you! But I’ll forgive you because it was so good to finally meet you in person! Hope you have a great time with your family today:-)

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spiffycookie March 24, 2013 - 9:03 pm

Hahaha I didn’t think they would travel well. But it was so awesome to meet you finally too! I hope we can all do that again soon :-)

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Deborah March 24, 2013 - 12:58 am

I loved these taquitos, and am so glad you did too!! And what a fun group of bloggers!

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Tracey March 23, 2013 - 8:33 pm

Still so bummed to have missed you guys today. I hope you blog about it, can’t wait to see what you all got up to! And yes, these taquitos and that avocado ranch are the stuff of my dreams!

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Joanne March 23, 2013 - 6:12 am

I can’t wait to see/meet you today!! And that dressing looks PERFECT for dipping!

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Tiffany @ Triple Crème Decadence March 22, 2013 - 7:03 pm

This looks amazing. Your choice of ingredients in this taquito marry perfectly with the avocado ranch dip!
Have a great weekend!

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[email protected] March 22, 2013 - 12:30 pm

super fun group of bloggers–have a blast!!

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Elaine @ Cooking to Perfection March 22, 2013 - 10:11 am

Erin, these look so delicious! I love Mexican food, especially taquitos. And the avocado dip to accompany the taquitos? I can’t think of anything better!! Pinning now!

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Tara @ Chip Chip Hooray March 22, 2013 - 7:59 am

Woohoo, party in NYC!! :)

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Kayle (The Cooking Actress) March 22, 2013 - 7:39 am

Yay! Tomorrow!

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