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2 Chicken Flautas garnished on a plate with salsa for dipping

Chicken Flautas Recipe

Without further ado, here’s the recipe for my ultimate chicken flautas. And remember, you can substitute any of the filling or toppings for whatever your family likes best.
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken flautas, flautas
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 5 people
Calories 118kcal
Cost $20


Ingredients for shredded chicken:

  • 2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast
  • ½ yellow onion
  • 1 can black beans
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Ingredients for flautas:

  • 16 small flour tortillas
  • Toothpicks
  • vegetable oil


  • Place your chicken in a stockpot, cover with water, and place on the stove over medium-high heat until boiling. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked.
  • Transfer your chicken to a cutting board and shred it with two forks.
  • Warming the tortillas is optional, and more necessary if you’re using corn tortillas, because they crack more easily when cold.
  • Fill your flour tortillas with about 1 tablespoon of shredded chicken. Roll them tightly and secure with a toothpick.
  • Fill a dutch oven or high-sided skillet with about 2 inches of oil. Heat over medium-high heat for about 5 minutes or until it reaches 375 degrees
  • Use tongs to slide your flautas into the oil without splattering and fry until crispy. Flip halfway through frying. It should take 2-3 minutes on each side, but could be longer or shorter, depending on your desired golden brown preferences.
  • Transfer completed flautas to a baking sheet lined with paper towels, allow to drain, top with your favorites, and enjoy



Serving: 1flautas | Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 13.5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 36mg | Sodium: 357mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 1.4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 69IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 9.6mg | Iron: 0.5mg