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Chicken Flautas Recipe

Lil' Luna
Delicious, crunchy chicken flautas filled with shredded chicken, salsa, cheese, and more! They can be fried, air fried or even baked into a delicious and easy dinner or appetizer.
5 from 36 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12
Calories 40 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • vegetable or canola oil for frying
  • 3 cups shredded cooked chicken or shredded beef
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • ½ cup salsa store-bought or homemade, page XXX
  • 1 (4-ounce) can diced chiles
  • garlic salt with parsley flakes to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 12 (6-inch) flour tortillas (or corn tortillas)
  • salt to taste

Toppings

  • shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, green salsa, guacamole, Cilantro Ranch dressing

Instructions
 

  • 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.

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Notes

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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1flautaCalories: 40kcalCarbohydrates: 1gProtein: 2gFat: 3gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 135mgPotassium: 37mgFiber: 0.2gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 114IUVitamin C: 0.2mgCalcium: 66mgIron: 0.1mg
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