shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, green salsa, guacamole, Cilantro Ranch dressing
Preheat the oven to the warm setting or about 200 degrees F.
Fill a large saucepan with about ¾ inch oil. Heat over medium heat to 375 degrees F.
In a medium bowl, combine chicken, cheese, salsa, diced chiles, garlic salt and pepper.
Working with 4 tortillas at a time, spread a heaping spoonful of chicken filling along the middle of each tortilla. Roll the tortillas tightly around the filling and secure each one with a toothpick.
Using tongs, hold each flauta in hot oil until firm, then release to continue cooking. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes, then remove to a paper towel–lined plate and immediately season with salt.
Transfer flautas to a foil-lined baking sheet and keep warm in the oven while assembling and cooking the remaining tortillas. Serve warm with toppings.
Make Ahead: We do not suggest making any fried foods ahead of time, but you can make the filling in advance. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 48 hours.Baking Directions: Place the rolled flautas seam side down in a lightly greased 9-x-13-inch baking dish or on a metal baking sheet. Spray with olive oil cooking spray and bake at 350 degrees F for 20 minutes.