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April 20, 2019

Chicken Flautas


Flautas are made from flour tortillas that are filled, rolled up, and fried until extra-crispy and bursting with a savory, spiced filling.



This delicious, crunchy variation of tacos comes from Jalisco, Mexico, where it is popular snack food.

Tacos rolled tightly and pan-fried until crisp so they resemble tubes or “flutes,” become flautas. 



Shortcut: For the easiest shredded chicken, pick up a rotisserie chicken from your grocery store, remove the bones and skin, and shred with two forks. One whole rotisserie chicken generally yields about 4 cups shredded. 







    Flautas are made from tortillas that are filled, rolled up, and fried until extra-crispy and bursting with a savory, spiced filling

    Ingredients:
    • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
    • 1/2 onion, diced
    • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
    • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 1 cup shredded Mexican Blend cheese
    • Extra oil for frying
    • 10 flour tortilla (6-8inch size)
    Instructions:
      • In a skillet, diced onion, saute for 3 minutes in 1 tbsp vegetable oil, and then add shredded chicken, cumin, garlic powder, and cook for 5 -7 minutes. 
      • For each flauta, spoon in 1/4 cup of chicken mixture down center of a tortilla.
      • Roll up tortilla tightly and secure with a toothpick.
      • In a skillet, heat about 1/4 cup of oil and fry 3-4 rolled up tortillas for about 3-4 minutes, turning until crisp and golden brown.
      • Drain on a paper towel.
      • Serve with favorite toppings, salsa, Mexican crema, and guacamole.

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