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This is the dish my kids request the most when they come home or I go and visit them. Turkey Taquitos is as much looked forward to as Thanksgiving dinner. You can make this from leftover roast chicken, rotisserie chicken, leftover turkey or from boiled chicken. In this recipe, I use leftover turkey. To accompany the taquitos, I make Salsa Serrano.







  • 6 cups leftover turkey (smashed)
  • 36 corn tortillas (I used Banderita)
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt


Mix the spices with the leftover turkey and smash. My husband always does this task for me.





Heat the tortillas in the microwave for 3 minutes on high. If they tear while you are rolling the taquito, they need another minute or so.

Fill the tortilla with turkey, roll up and secure with a toothpick.





Heat about an inch of oil in a 8" skillet to a medium heat. You want a good sizzle when it is placed in the oil. Fry until golden brown. Place on paper towels.






Salsa Serrano



  • 1 lg tomato
  • 1 med. onion
  • 2 serrano peppers
  • 1 bunch of cilantro
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup sour cream




To make the salsa, wash the vegtables and cilantro. Peel the onion and halve it,then boil the tomato, onion and serranos until tender about five minutes. Remove peel from the tomato, and core. Place all the ingredients in the blender, except the sour cream, with about a 1/4 cup of the water used for boiling. Blend thouroghly. It will be quite hot. Mix in the sour cream.



I hope you enjoy this as much as my kids!




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