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What to Serve with Chicken Taquitos? 12 BEST Side Dishes

Chicken taquitos are our go-to when we need a quick fix. They’re crunchy, tasty, and surprisingly satisfying. But we can’t lie, taquitos on their own can get a bit lonely on the plate.

So, the question is, what do we pair with these delicious rolls of goodness? We’ve tried a bunch of sides, from classic guacamole to a tangy salad.

Our goal? To give you a list of side dishes that will make your taquito night a fiesta. So, let’s get into it and see what’s going to make your taste buds dance.

Top 12 Side Dishes for Chicken Taquitos

Here are our top 12 picks to pair with chicken taquitos:

Side DishMain IngredientsFlavorDifficultyTime
Avocado SalsaAvocado, tomato, onion, cilantroCreamy, freshEasy15 min
Cilantro Lime RiceRice, cilantro, limeZesty, herbalEasy25 min
Roasted Corn SaladCorn, bell pepper, onionSweet, smokyEasy30 min
Black Bean and Mango SalsaBlack beans, mango, onionSweet, spicyEasy20 min
Jicama SlawJicama, cabbage, carrotsCrunchy, refreshingEasy10 min
Chili Lime Sweet Potato FriesSweet potatoesSpicy, tangyModerate40 min
Pico de GalloTomato, onion, cilantroFresh, zestyEasy15 min
EloteCorn, mayonnaise, cheeseCreamy, savoryEasy20 min
GuacamoleAvocado, onion, cilantroCreamy, herbalEasy10 min
Refried BeansPinto beans, onion, garlicSavory, creamyEasy30 min
Mango SalsaMango, onion, cilantroSweet, spicyEasy15 min
Chipotle Lime CremaSour cream, chipotle, limeSpicy, tangyEasy5 min

1 – Avocado Salsa

Ah, avocado salsa, our trusty sidekick! To make it, we chop ripe avocados, mix them with diced tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, and a squeeze of lime.

This side is creamy and refreshing. The jalapeños add a nice kick, while the lime juice ties everything together.

It’s like guacamole’s cool cousin that keeps coming back for more! Perfect for adding some zest to our taquitos.

2 – Cilantro Lime Rice

Cilantro lime rice is that zesty, tangy side we love. Cook white rice, then stir in fresh chopped cilantro, lime juice, and zest for flavor. It’s light, fresh, and goes perfectly with taquitos.

The cilantro gives it a vibrant green touch, while lime adds a refreshing kick. We can’t resist sneaking bites while it’s still on the stove. This combo always hits the spot.

3 – Roasted Corn Salad

Roasted corn salad is our go-to for adding a burst of flavor. We roast corn until it’s slightly charred for that smoky taste. We throw in diced bell peppers, red onions, fresh cilantro, lime juice, and a bit of queso fresco.

This mix has a sweet-savory vibe with a tangy twist. The charred corn makes it hearty, while the lime and cilantro keep it fresh. We love this with our chicken taquitos.

4 – Black Bean and Mango Salsa

Next up, Black Bean and Mango Salsa! It’s like a fiesta in a bowl. We mix black beans, diced mango, red bell pepper, red onion, and cilantro.

Toss them with lime juice, olive oil, and a pinch of salt. The beans add a hearty touch, while the mango brings a sweet twist.

We love how the flavors dance together. It’s fresh and exciting.

5 – Jicama Slaw

This overlooked gem is crisp and refreshing. We shred jicama, carrots, and red cabbage. Toss in lime juice, a touch of honey, and fresh cilantro.

The result is crunchy and vibrant. The lime juice adds a tangy kick, while honey balances with sweetness. We love the different textures working together.

Trust us, it’s the perfect crunchy side for chicken taquitos!

6 – Chili Lime Sweet Potato Fries

Who doesn’t love crispy, golden fries with a refreshing twist?

We slice sweet potatoes into perfect fries, toss them in olive oil, chili powder, and a squeeze of lime. Bake until they’re crispy outside, soft inside.

They’re smoky with a tangy kick. We often can’t stop munching them right off the tray. Try dipping in garlic aioli.

7 – Pico de Gallo

Pico de Gallo gives us a fresh, zesty side with minimal fuss. We combine fresh tomatoes, onions, cilantro, jalapeños, and lime juice.

The tomatoes bring a natural sweetness, while onions add bite.

Jalapeños provide a little heat; cilantro and lime juice tie it all together.

It’s our go-to dip for taquitos, bright and bold. Simple ingredients make for an unforgettable flavor explosion.

8 – Elote (Mexican Street Corn)

Oh man, Elote is like a flavor bomb! We grill corn until it’s slightly charred. Then, we slather it with mayo, sprinkle it with cotija cheese, chili powder, and finish with a squeeze of lime.

The charred corn gives a smoky taste, while the mayo and cheese add richness. The lime and chili powder bring a zing that hits just right.

We love munching on it straight off the cob. This side dish brings a touch of Mexican street food vibes to our taquito nights.

9 – Guacamole

Guacamole is our forever sidekick! We mash ripe avocados, mix in diced tomatoes, onions, jalapeños, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime.

Creamy and packed with flavor, it’s a tangy, rich mix with just the right amount of heat. We love the texture and smoothness. Perfect for scooping up with crispy taquitos.

Nothing beats a bowl of fresh guac. Most of it never makes it to our plates; we eat it straight from the bowl.

10 – Refried Beans

The next fantastic side dish on our list is Refried Beans. These beans are mashed and cooked until perfectly creamy. We use pinto beans, vegetable oil, onions, and a hint of garlic.

The flavour is rich, earthy, and slightly spicy.

Pair this with taquitos, and you’re in for a filling delight. We often find ourselves scooping it up straight from the pot.

11 – Mango Salsa

This side’s a party in itself. We mix diced mango, red bell pepper, red onion, and cilantro.

Lime juice and a dash of salt bring it together. The mango’s sweetness pops, balanced by the crisp pepper and bite of onion.

When we’re craving something fresh, this is it. Every scoop is a burst of summer. Perfect for taquito nights!

12 – Chipotle Lime Crema

It’s our secret weapon for flavor. We mix sour cream, lime juice, adobo chipotles, and a pinch of salt.

Creamy with a smoky kick, this sauce is magic.

We drizzle it over taquitos or use it as a dip. The lime zest cuts through the richness, bringing a bright balance.

We love adding extra chipotles for that spicy thrill.