Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cut: Cooked Chicken
1 Tbsp canola oil
1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 jalapeno, seeded and minced
1 clove garlic, minced
2 cups cubed cooked chicken
1 cup shredded Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
1 cup diced fresh pineapple
1/3 cup barbecue sauce, plus more for dipping
3 Tbsp chopped cilantro leaves
salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
8-10, soft 7-inch flour tortillas (warmed to soften)
Preheat oven to 425F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper; set aside.
Heat canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, jalapeno and garlic; stir-cook until golden and caramelized (about 5-7 minutes). Transfer to a large bowl.
Stir in chicken, cheese, pineapple, BBQ sauce and cilantro. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Lay a tortilla on cutting board. Spread 1 heaping tablespoon of the chicken mixture in a line down the center of the tortilla. Bring the tortilla edge closest to you up over the filling, tightly rolling it to form a tube. Place the taquito seam side down on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling. If there is filling left over, tuck it into the ends of the taquitos.
Bake taquitos until crisp and the cheese has melted, about 15 minutes.
Serve immediately with extra BBQ sauce, or hot sauce if preferred.
Variations: try grilled pineapple and a smokey barbecue sauce. Or substitute mango for the pineapple.