Hispanic Recipe of the Month – August 2017

Chicken Flautas

Flautas, that are made with tortillas, shredded chicken and other ingredients, originated from Sinaloa, a state in northern Mexico. They are now popular in many parts of the U.S.

Chicken Flautas


  • 2 boneless fully cooked, chicken breasts
  • 1 onion, diced
  • chopped lettuce
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ cup cilantro
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded cheese (Mexican blend cheese)
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • lettuce, sour cream, black olives, salsa, cheese, tomatoes, etc. for topping
  • juice from one lime


  • Place chicken breasts in a baking sheet. Brush chicken with olive oil and sprinkle salt and pepper.
  • Bake chicken until it is fully cooked and shred it once it cools lightly.
  • Saute onions and jalapenos, in vegetable oil for around 5 minutes in a skillet. To this, add garlic, cumin, and cayenne pepper. Cook for another two minutes.
  • To this mixture, add shredded chicken and salsa.
  • Remove from heat and stir in shredded cheese, chopped cilantro and lime juice.
  • Place tortillas on the work surface and add around 2 tbs of this mixture on each tortilla. 
  • Fry rolled tortillas in oil for around 4 minutes. Turn occasionally and fry until golden brown on all sides.
  • Place fried tortillas on a place and drizzle with sour cream. Top it with lettuce, tomatoes, and salsa.

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