Grain-Free Chicken Taquitos with Avocado Cilantro Lime Crema

When I first started the Autoimmune Protocol (AIP), I found myself craving the bold flavors of Tex-Mex cuisine. Determined to satisfy my cravings while sticking to the protocol, I got creative in the kitchen and developed this delicious AIP Grain-Free Chicken Taquitos with Avocado Cilantro Lime Crema. Little did I know that this dish would become an instant hit with my entire family!

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The best part about this recipe is its simplicity. You can whip up a batch of these comforting taquitos in no time, especially if you use pre-cooked rotisserie chicken or shredded chicken that you have on hand. One of my all-time favorite meal prep tips is to make a big batch of shredded chicken and use it for all of your shredded chicken recipes, and you can learn all about that method here.  The combination of tender chicken, flavorful vegetables, and aromatic spices creates a satisfying and wholesome meal that everyone will love.

chicken taquitos

Even though I created this recipe to accommodate my dietary restrictions, it has earned a permanent spot in our family’s dinner rotation. It’s a testament to the fact that healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring or bland. So, whether you’re following the AIP diet or simply looking for a tasty and easy-to-make dinner, these AIP Chicken Taquitos are sure to become a new favorite in your household too!

chicken taquitos

Grain-Free Chicken Taquitos with Avocado Cilantro Lime Crema

Sarah Erickson
The perfect dish for your next tex-mex night!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican


  • 3 cups shredded chicken
  • 1 zucchini diced
  • 1 bell pepper deiced
  • ½ white onion diced
  • 1 tsp onion powder**
  • 1 tsp garlic powder**
  • 1 tsp oregano**
  • ¼ tsp turmeric**
  • ½ tsp salt**
  • 6 grain-free tortillas

Optional Toppings:

  • Avocado Cilantro Lime Crema recipe here
  • Cilantro
  • Avocado Slices
  • Guacamole


  • Add zucchini, bell peppers, onion and all spices to a saute pan.
  • Saute over medium-high heat until veggies begin to soften.
  • Add chicken and stir to combine.
  • Heat grain-free tortillas for 10-15 seconds each in a hot pan (or a microwave) until soft and pliable. This is a key step. If you skip this step, your tortillas will fall apart when you roll them.
  • Add 1/6 of the chicken and veggies mixture to each tortillas, and roll them up, placing on the baking sheet, seem side down.
  • Spray the outside of the rolled tortillas with cooking spray.
  • Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 15-20 minutes until the tortillas are golden brown.
  • Garnish with your favorite toppings!


  • **This recipe was originally designed for people on AIP. If nightshades are tolerated, you can substitute 1 TBS of your favorite taco seasoning for all of the seasonings listed above with a double asterisk.
Keyword avocado mayonaisse, chicken, cilantro, crema sauce, gluten free, grain free, mexican, taquitos

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