One look at my Pinterest boards and you will know I easily get dreamy about wood floors and stone countertops and premium appliances that will one day grace my dream kitchen. While the cabinet colours in my day dreams easily change from light to dark, the one thing that never (EVER) changes is the need for my dream kitchen to include a double oven.
When Frigidaire offered to deliver their new double oven right to my front door for me to review I didn’t hesitate for one single second before I asked how soon it could be here. Thankfully I didn’t have to wait long and the brand new Frigidaire Gallery 30" Freestanding Electric Double Oven Range (aka my new LOVE!) arrived the other day!
When I was told this oven could handle two turkeys at the same time I was immediately impressed, but—honestly—what I really wanted it to do is cook a turkey and a dessert at the same time without me worrying that my apple pie is going to taste like the stuffing in my turkey (something I’ve always worried about with double ovens).
Within an hour of having this oven installed I was pre-heating both the top and the bottom ovens (one to 350F and one to 425F—let’s really test it out why don’t we!) and pulling random ingredients out of my fridge and pantry. On the menu were Chicken Taquitos (for the man of my house—my son—who likes a whole meal he can fit in one hand) and Cake Batter Cookies.
Before I even had all of the ingredients organized on the counter both ovens were pre-heated and ready to go (I definitely needed to catch up!). In no time after throwing the Chicken Taquitos in the top oven and the Cake Batter Cookies in the bottom oven I was breathing in the sweet cookie and the cheesy salsa smells.
I will admit I worried about the cookies tasting like salsa.
Twenty minutes later I had dinner and dessert cooling on the counter. I was in love but was reserving head-over-heels until I had a chance to taste test.
After some cooling time on the counter while I tried to figure out why my toddler was having a complete meltdown, I finally had a chance to taste and swoon. The taquitos tasted just the way they should and those yummy Cake Batter Cookies tasted just the way they should too. I think the experts call this “zero taste transfer” and let’s just say I was impressed.
I may be years away from having my Pinterest-worthy dream kitchen but I am so very lucky to have my dream appliance (far more important than wood floors and granite anyway). Thank you Frigidaire!
And now for the good stuff: Chicken Taquitos (a whole meal you can eat with one hand!)
3oz. cream cheese
¼ cup salsa (I use mild for the kids)
1 Tbsp. lime juice
1 Tbsp. taco seasoning (Hint: then use the rest to make Crockpot Chicken Tacos)
1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
3 Tbsp. chopped fresh cilantro
2 cups cooked chicken (I use the pre-cooked rotisserie chicken from the grocery store)
1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar for the kids, Mexican for adults)
12 small flour tortillas (I like the pre-packaged ones because they are easy to work with and roll without tearing)
1 Tbsp. melted butter
Coarse salt to taste
Mix cream cheese, salsa, lime juice, taco seasoning and garlic until combined.
Add cheese, cilantro and chicken and mix well.
Add approx. 3 Tbsp. of the mixture to the bottom third of a tortilla.
Roll tightly and place seam side down on a parchment-lined cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
Brush with melted butter, sprinkle with coarse salt and bake in pre-heated 425F Frigidaire double oven (like my new one!) for 15-20 minutes.
TIP: These taquitos freeze perfectly prior to baking. Simply roll and place seam side down on cookie sheet and flash freeze for approximately 15-20 minutes in the freezer. When taquitos are firm, put into freezer bag and place back in the freezer. When you are ready to bake them, simply place on parchment lined baking sheet, brush with butter and sprinkle with salt then bake in a pre-heated 425F oven for the full 20 minutes. No need to defrost first!
BONUS: These taquitos make a great appetizer too!
BONUS # 2: Make extras because these leftovers are definitely lunchbox worthy the next day!
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