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These chicken bacon ranch taquitos can be made in the air fryer or the oven!

And they’re only 3 points each for blue and purple, 4 points each for green!

Taquitos are perfect for a snack, appetizer, lunch or dinner!

Another great thing about taquitos is that kids love them. I know my kids have never turned them down.

I didn’t have to do too much to lighten up these taquitos. Instead of frying them I made them in the air fryer. They turn out crispy and delicious in the air fryer.

They also turn out crispy if you bake them, I just like how easy they are to make in the air fryer.

Using reduced-fat cream cheese also helped to keep these taquitos low in points. You can’t even tell a difference.

Center cut bacon is only 2 points for 2 slices so that is what I used. There is less fat on center cut bacon vs. regular bacon

To make these taquitos I let the cream cheese warm up to room temperature. That makes it much easier to mix the ingredients together.

The first thing I did was mixed together the ranch seasoning and cream cheese.

Next I cut up one chicken breast into small pieces. I also cut up two slices of bacon and two tablespoons of green onions and added it all to the cream cheese.

When using corn tortillas for taquitos I find them easier to work with if you heat them up first. I warm up a small frying pan then add the tortilla. I heat it for about 20 seconds on each side.

I filled the center with the cream cheese mixture then tightly rolled them up. I put them in the air fryer and sprayed them with olive oil spray. Then I cooked them for 6 minutes at 400 degrees.

If you’re baking them in the oven you can put the taquitos on a baking sheet and spray with olive oil. Bake them in the oven 11-13 minutes at 425 degrees F.

Either way you want to cook them will work. You will have crispy taquitos in just minutes!

Chicken Bacon Ranch Taquitos
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
6 mins
Total Time
16 mins
 

Yield: 8 taquitos (3 points each for blue and purple, 4 points each for green)

Ingredients
  • 4 oz. reduced fat cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1 teaspoon ranch seasoning
  • 1 cooked chicken breast, chopped
  • 2 slices center cut bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons chopped green onions
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat Mexican cheese, shredded
  • 8 corn tortillas
Instructions
  1. Mix together the cream cheese and ranch seasoning. Add in the chicken, bacon, green onions and Mexican cheese and stir together.

For the air fryer:
  1. Preheat air fryer at 400 degrees for 3 minutes.

  2. Lay out a tortilla and fill the center with the cream cheese mixture. Tightly roll up the tortilla and place it in the air fryer seam side down. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

  3. Spray the tortillas with olive oil spray. Set the air fryer to 400 degrees and cook for 6 minutes.

For the oven:
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.

  2. Lay out a tortilla and fill the center with the cream cheese mixture. Tightly roll up the tortilla and place it on a baking sheet seam side down. Repeat with the remaining tortillas.

  3. Spray the tortillas with olive oil spray. Bake 11-13 minutes, once the tortillas are golden brown.

If you’re looking for some zero point recipes, check out my post 20 Zero Point Recipes or my post 20 (More) Zero Point Recipes. Both are filled with delicious recipes that won’t cost you a single point! They’re perfect for days when you’re running low on points, or trying to save up points for a night out. 

If you’re looking for dessert recipes you can visit 50 Weight Watchers Freestyle Desserts. It’s filled with delicious desserts perfect for Weight Watchers!

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