Step up your Mexican cuisine game with these delicious flautas, filled with juicy chicken and melted cheese. A crowd-pleaser for any occasion.
Flautas are a popular Mexican dish made of soft tortillas filled with a variety of fillings, then rolled and fried until crispy. This recipe combines juicy chicken and melted cheese for a delicious and satisfying meal that’s perfect for any occasion. Whether you’re feeding a crowd or just looking for a quick and easy dinner, these flautas are sure to hit the spot.
- 8 small flour tortillas
- 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
- 1 cup shredded cheese (Monterey Jack, Cheddar, or a blend)
- 1/4 cup diced onions
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
- Vegetable oil, for frying
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Salsa and sour cream, for serving (optional)
- Preheat oven to 200°F (93°C).
- In a large bowl, mix together the shredded chicken, shredded cheese, diced onions, cilantro, salt, and pepper.
- Place about 2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla.
- Roll up the tortillas tightly and secure with toothpicks.
- Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Fry the flautas until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side.
- Drain on paper towels and place in the preheated oven to keep warm.
- Serve with salsa and sour cream, if desired.
Tips and Tricks:
- For an extra crunch, you can coat the flautas in crushed tortilla chips before frying.
- If you prefer a spicier flavor, add a pinch of cayenne pepper or chili powder to the chicken mixture.
- You can also fill the flautas with shredded beef, ground beef, or black beans for a different twist.
- For a healthier option, bake the flautas in the oven at 375°F (190°C) for 20-25 minutes instead of frying.
Flautas are a delicious and versatile dish that are sure to please everyone at the table. With a crispy exterior and a juicy, flavorful filling, these flautas are the perfect way to enjoy Mexican cuisine at home. Give this recipe a try and see for yourself why they’re a crowd-pleaser!
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