Friday, September 28, 2012

Mole Verde Taquitos

Last week, I wandered into Savory Spice with the generic goal of finding some sort of blend to use in a mexican chicken dish.  I explored a bit, and eventually settled on the Mole Verde Spice Blend.  This blend contains ground pumpkin seeds, green chiles, sesame seeds, masa harina, salt, epazote, cilantro, garlic, onion, parsley, cumin, pepper and cloves. It sounded promising, new, and not too spicy for my little ones.  Time last week was very short as it was my first week back to work and the week before E's baptism.  I made absolute simplest dish I could imagine.  To my great delight it was very popular at my house.  We ate every last bit.  So, I went back, bought more Mole Verde and made enough for everyone visiting my house last Friday (the below recipe tripled!).  I've promised this recipe to my sister and a few others so here you are.  Sadly, we have no photos as people keep eating them all up before I remember to take pictures!

Mole Verde Taquitos


1 lb shredded or diced cooked chicken (I boiled chicken tenders.  Using leftover chicken would work well.  I've also used cod or even tilapia).
4 teaspoons Savory Spice Mole Verde (or to taste) 
4 oz cream cheese
1/2 c. Sharp Cheddar (shredded)
1 T. water
salt & pepper (optional and to taste)

Sour Cream (for serving)


Preheat oven to 425 degrees

Mix the first six ingredients in a skillet over medium heat until the cheese melt and everything is well blended.  Taste to see if you'd like more spice.  Spoon roughly 1/3 of a cup of mixture into the center of a small tortilla and roll tightly.  Place seam side down on a lightly greased cookie sheet. Continue until all of the mix is used. (If you are using larger tortillas, simply increase the amount of filling).  

Optional Step - Spray the rolled taquitos with non-stick cooking spray and sprinkle lightly with kosher salt.  

Bake for 15 to 20 minutes until the edges are browned and taquitos are crispy.  My kids recommend dipping taquitos in sour cream (and it is very tasty).  

That's eat - simple, easy, and delicious!

PS - a recipe for a more traditional Mole Verde use can be found here:

1 comment:

Audra said...

Thanks for the recipe, can't wait to make some.


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