Chicken Flautas Recipe

Chicken Flautas Recipe

How To Make Chicken Flautas

To make these chicken flautas, tortillas are filled with a creamy and savory mix of chicken, salsa, and cheese then deep-fried until crispy and golden.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 5 minutes
Total: 15 minutes



  • 3cupschicken,shredded
  • ½cupsalsa
  • 1candiced chilies
  • 1cupMexican cheese,shredded
  • garlic salt
  • pepper
  • 12flour tortillas,(5 to 6-inch rounds)
  • vegetable oil,or canola oil, for frying
  • 2cupsiceberg lettuce,shredded


  1. Fill a large pot with enough oil to reach 2 inches up the side of the pan. Heat over medium heat until a deep-frying thermometer inserted in the oil reads 375 degrees F.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, salsa, diced chiles, cheese, garlic salt and pepper.

  3. Working with 4 tortillas at a time, spread a heaping spoonful along the middle of each tortilla. Roll tortilla tightly around the filling and secure with a toothpick.

  4. Using tongs, hold each flauta in hot oil until firm, then release to continue cooking. Cook until golden brown, then remove to a paper towel-lined plate and immediately season with salt.

  5.  Keep flautas warm in the oven on a sheet tray while assembling and cooking the remaining tortillas.


  • Calories: 285.54kcal
  • Fat: 14.36g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.35g
  • Trans Fat: 0.18g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 6.14g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.64g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.63g
  • Fiber: 1.62g
  • Sugar: 2.02g
  • Protein: 13.40g
  • Cholesterol: 37.47mg
  • Sodium: 536.62mg
  • Calcium: 165.01mg
  • Potassium: 193.74mg
  • Iron: 2.09mg
  • Vitamin A: 49.21µg
  • Vitamin C: 1.33mg
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