Mexican-style Flautas with a Twist

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)


  1. Preheat oven to 200°F (93°C).
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the shredded chicken, shredded cheese, diced onions, cilantro, salt, and pepper.
  3. Place about 2 tablespoons of the chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla.
  4. Roll up the tortillas tightly and secure with toothpicks.
  5. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  6. Fry the flautas until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side.
  7. Drain on paper towels and place in the preheated oven to keep warm.
  8. 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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