Monday, October 4, 2010

Chicken Flautas

I tried my best to duplicate the Mayan Princess's flautas. I recreated this from taste memory and think I got pretty darn close.

Chicken Flautas: (makes about 20 flautas, figure on 2 to 3 per person)

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 package taco seasoning
20 (6) inch corn tortillas
2 cups shredded lettuce
1 to 2 cups shredded Cojito (mexican cheese) or mexican cheese blend such Sorrento's
2 tomatoes, diced (optional)
Creama (recipe follows, or store bought)
Oil for frying

Brown the chicken breasts in a bit of olive oil, then add 3/4 cup water and the contents of the taco seasoning packet. Bring to a simmer, cover and cook until chicken is cooked through - about 30 minutes.
Let chicken cool in pan with taco seasoning.
When cool enough to handle, gently shred the chicken into 1/2 to 1 inch pieces.
Wrap about 4 tortillas in a damp paper towel and microwave 20 to 30 seconds until soft enough to roll without breaking.
Working quickly, place about 1/4 chicken breast on one end of the warmed tortilla, then roll, and place face down on a cookie sheet. Cover with a damp paper towel or kitchen towel. Repeat until all your tortillas are filled with chicken.

Shred the lettuce, dice the tomatoes and place cheese in a small bowl. Set aside.
Make the creama:
8 ounces sour cream
3 to 4 ounces heavy cream
cilantro (optional)
Whisk enough heavy cream into the sour cream to make it thick, but pouring consistency. If you want, add a few tablespoons of chopped cilantro. Set aside.

Heat about 3/4 inch oil in a heavy nonstick skillet. Place 5 to 6 flautas in hot oil, seam side down. Fry until golden, about 3 minutes, turn and fry other side until golden. Remove to brown paper bags to drain. Repeat with remaining flautas.

To assemble:

Arrange all your flautas on a large serving tray. Top with shredded lettuce, cheese and tomatoes. Drizzle with creama. Pass salsa and extra creama on the side.



  1. I could almost smell these wonderful flautas cooking! But now I can see something in your link at the end of your post about making mozzarella... hmm, maybe I should eat breakfast now. Reading your blog always makes me hungry.

  2. Wow, had to be soooooooooo good. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. These chicken flautas look fabulous, and easy, too! Thanks so much for sharing. I'll be making these, soon!


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