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BBQ Chicken Taquitos Lunchbox

Turn leftover shredded chicken into a fun appetizer or lunch idea with these taquitos! Just toss chicken with BBQ sauce and cheese and roll up in a tortilla to bake.

We love dipping these taquitos into guacamole for some added good-for-you fats and fiber. Pair with your favorite fruits and veggies for a delicious lunchbox!

Nutrition Tip: Protein-packed lunches like this one help keep kids fuller longer, so they can focus all afternoon and be fueled for after-school activities.

Leftover rotisserie chicken or this slow cooker shredded chicken are perfect for this recipe to make it quick and easy. Look for a BBQ sauce that’s lower in sugar, or make your own (we love this watermelon BBQ sauce!)

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Bento box with taquitos, package of guacamole, green grapes and mandarin segments on green napkin with plate of taquitos in background
BBQ Chicken Taquitos Lunchbox

BBQ Chicken Taquitos Lunchbox

Turn leftover shredded chicken into a fun appetizer or lunch idea with these taquitos! Just toss chicken with BBQ sauce and cheese and roll up in a tortilla to bake.

Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

BBQ Chicken Taquitos

  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken breast
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 3 tablespoons BBQ sauce
  • 12 flour tortillas

Lunchbox Sides (per serving)

  • 1 Bee Sweet Citrus® mandarin, peeled, segments
  • 1/2 cup green seedless grapes
  • 1 guacamole snack cup

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425F.
  2. Mix chicken, cheese and BBQ sauce in bowl. Add evenly to tortillas, roll up tightly and place on baking sheet.
  3. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.
  4. Assemble lunchbox with taquitos, mandarin, grapes and guacamole.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 276Total Fat: 7gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 361mgCarbohydrates: 31gFiber: 3gSugar: 14gProtein: 15g

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Amber Gray

About the Author

Amber Gray

Amber is the new mom to a baby girl and navigating the world of diapers, first foods and very little sleep. She has been a part of the Produce for Kids team for 9 years, overseeing all digital marketing efforts including digital partnerships, content strategy, social media, website and email marketing. A passion for healthy cooking was instilled in her at a young age, cooking alongside her mom and sister in the kitchen. Her passion for cooking, food and photography has also brought her behind the lens to develop and photograph recipes for Produce for Kids and partners.

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