Slow Cooker Chipotle BBQ Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos

I am still craving these Slow Cooker Chipotle BBQ Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos with Pomegranate Apple Salsa…and I made them weeks ago.

Top view of a plate of Chipotle BBQ Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos with fresh salsa on top.

I have always loved this Chipotle Raspberry Sauce  (I get mine at Costco – and no this is not a sponsored post – just sharing my long time obsession).  Surprisingly, even with just the 2 of us, that big bottle doesn’t last long at our house.  It comes prepacked with sweet, tangy spicy flavor from raspberries, jalapenos, and chipotle peppers.  I love drizzling it on practically everything so I knew it would add the perfect kick to sweet barbecue chicken.

Front view of a plate of Chipotle BBQ Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos stacked up with fresh salsa on top.

I was right.  This BBQ Raspberry Chipotle Chicken is crave worthy all on its own.  Its tender, tangy, sweet and spicy from brewing in the slow cooker sauce thats not only a silky blend of raspberry chipotle sauce and barbecue sauce but is creamified with cream cheese –  because everything is better when its creamilicious.

Showing how to make Chipotle BBQ Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos by mixing sauce in a blender.

You can devour the smothered creamilicous chicken plain, or on a bed of Cilantro Lime Rice, in a salad, or burrito, or rolled into these delectable taquitos. There is no right or wrong way for this chicken to enter your mouth, but I particularly love its sweet tang complimented by the salty tang of cheddar cheese.

Showing how to make Chipotle BBQ Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos pouring salsa and dressing over top.

And I particularly love its sweet tang complimented by the salty tang of cheddar cheese rolled in a crispy tortilla and topped with either ranch or barbecue sauce and finally crowned with Pomegranate Apple Salsa.  The salsa is sweet, tangy, and fresh with the crunch of apples, bell peppers and pomegranate and enlivened by jalapenos, cilantro, honey and lime juice.  Its crunchy freshness is the perfect compliment to the comforting creamy cheesiness of the taquitos.

Extreme top close up of a finished plate of ten Chipotle BBQ Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos.

Whatever way you choose to eat this BBQ Chipotle Chicken, I hope you love every second of creamy, cheesy, spicy sweetness.   And if you are still craving them weeks later like me, all you have to do is add the ingredients to your crockpot and walk away…

…And then come back to creamilicious barbecue chipotle chicken.  That alone is reason to make this crave worthy chicken.

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Chipotle BBQ Cream Cheese Chicken Taquitos (with Pomegranate Apple Salsa)

Servings: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 4 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 pounds chicken breasts
  • 1 1/2-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese or more to taste
  • 14-16 flour tortillas

BBQ Raspberry Chipotle Sauce

Pomegranate Apple Salsa

  • 1 red bell pepper, diced
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, deveined, seeded and diced
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Instructions

  • Add chicken to slow cooker. Add BBQ Raspberry Chipotle Sauce ingredients to a blender and blend until smooth. Pour over chicken, cover and cook on high 3-4 hours or low for 6-8 hours. Shred chicken when tender and stir it with sauce in the crockpot. Let cook in sauce for an additional 20 minutes. Taste and add any salt, pepper, hot sauce to taste.
  • Preheat oven to 425F degrees. Place a baking rack on top of a baking sheet and lightly spray with cooking spray.
  • Add approximately ¼ cup chicken filling to the center of each tortilla and top with desired amount of cheese. Tightly roll up tortillas and place seam side down on prepared baking rack. Spray taquitos with cooking spray to help them brown.
  • Bake 10-15 minutes or until tortillas begin to brown. Broil for an additional 2-3 minutes or until tops are golden. For extra crispiness, flip taquitos and broil the other side until golden.
  • Meanwhile, add all Pomegranate Apple Salsa ingredients to a medium bowl and toss to combine.
  • Serve baked taquitos with extra barbecue sauce or ranch dressing for dipping and top with Pomegranate Apple Salsa.

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12 Comments

  1. Spencer says

    WOW, these look incredible!

  2. Renee's Kitchen Adventures says

    You know, I’ve always wanted to put that sauce in my cart at costco, but could never justify such a big bottle incase we didn’t like it! haha Now I have a good reason to give it a try! Thanks!

  3. Sandra Shaffer says

    Jen, these are awesome! Some really delicious flavors here. Love the pomegranate apple salsa! I could eat that on its own!

  4. Rachael says

    I will have to look for that sauce next time I am at Costco! These look tasty!

  5. Michelle @ A Dish of Daily Life says

    Drooling here! This is my kind of meal! I would be honored if you were to share them with us at Foodie Fridays! Regardless though, pinning and yumming and sharing!

  6. Krista says

    it sucks to be a canadian today because apparently our costco doesn’t stock that and now I have to figure out how to make it. sad.
    thanks for sharing, though.

    • Jen says

      oh no! sorry! I bet you can google a raspberry chipotle recipe. Good luck!

  7. Layla Dawn says

    would there be any way to find out the calories and whatnot. I do a food diary and I cannot say no to these!

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