These are Mexican taquitos. Wrap the chicken cooked in a pressure cooker and cheese in tortillas and deep-fry. They are crispy on the outside and juicy on the inside.

Ingredients: 3 servings

Chicken breast
1 fillet (around 250 g)
Cheddar cheese (or easy-melt cheese)
around 50 g
Paprika powder
1 teaspoon
Garlic powder
1 teaspoon
Cumin powder
1/2 teaspoon
Chili powder
1/2 teaspoon
1 teaspoon
White wine
50 ml
500 ml


2. Slice the onion.
3. Add the sliced onions, water, and white wine to the pressure cooker.
4. Add the paprika powder, garlic powder, cumin powder, chili powder, and salt.
5. Add the chicken breast. Cook under pressure for 15 minutes over medium heat.
6. After it's done cooking, let the chicken soak up the flavors of the soup. Then shred the chicken into pieces.
7. Roll up the tortillas. Lightly squeeze the soup out of the chicken and wrap it up in the tortillas with the cheese.
8. Fold both ends of the tortillas so the cheese won't ooze out. Wrap the tortillas like spring rolls.
9. Pierce the tortillas with skewers so that they won't open up while frying.
10. Fry in 170ºC oil. When the surface of the tortillas is crispy, turn them to make sure the whole surface is covered with the oil.
11. Remove from the skewers and the taquitos are done.
12. You can eat them as they are but they are really excellent with avocado dip or tomato salsa.

Story Behind this Recipe

I remembered that this was one of my favorite Mexican dishes.