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Flautas: Fried Chicken and Cheese

Flautas: Fried Chicken and Cheese
Chicken Flautas and Cheese
FLAVOUR Salty
OCCASION A mexican party
AUTHOR Olmeca Barman
Ingredients
1/2 kilo of cooked chicken breast
10 corn tortillas
Green sauce
Cream
Cotija Cheese
Chopped Lettuce
Method

1. Shred the chicken breast. 2. Roll the com tortillas stuffed with the shredded chicken breast and insert a toothpick in the seam or edge of the tortilla to keep it rolled. 3. In 1/2 cup of canola oil or grapeseed oil deep fry the flautas until crispy. 4. Use paper towels to eliminate the excess of oil. 5. Serve with the following gamish: crema, salsa, cotija cheese and lettuce. Add salt. 6. Serve it with guacamole on the side.

If you’re looking for a delicious way to use leftover chicken from a roast, or if you’d like to make your own chicken breasts for this recipe, Mexican chicken flautas are the perfect choice.

On the other hand, these flautas are essentially rolled corn tortillas that are filled with meat and cheese and deep fried. They are usually served with guacamole, sour cream or salsa verde.

You can use any type of meat in this recipe – pork would be great too – but we love the combination of chicken and cheese. Plus, it makes them even easier to prepare.

Three homemade flautas

Ingredients to Prepare the Chicken Flautas

These Mexican Flautas are one of the easiest tacos to prepare, you’ll just have to have on hand:

  • 1/2 kilo of cooked chicken breast
  • 10 corn tortillas
  • Green sauce
  • Cream
  • Cotija Cheese
  • Chopped Lettuce

The corn-based ingredients in these tortillas give them a slightly sweet flavor and texture that sets them apart from their flour counterparts. They also tend to be a bit thinner than flour tortillas, which can make them easier to work with when rolling chicken flautas.

chicken and cheese flautas

How to Do this Mexican Flautas

  1. Shred the chicken breast.
  2. Roll the com tortillas stuffed with the shredded chicken breast and insert a toothpick in the seam or edge of the tortilla to keep it rolled.
  3. In 1/2 cup of canola oil or grapeseed oil deep fry the flautas until crispy.
  4. Use paper towels to eliminate the excess of oil.
  5. Serve with the following gamish: crema, salsa, cotija cheese and lettuce. Add salt.
  6. Serve it with guacamole on the side.

chicken fajita flautas

Altos Margarita: How to Improve this Recipe

The only way we found to make this recipe even better is to accompany it with a real Margarita. You can prepare the recipe yourself, or you can opt for the simplest option which is to take a Margarita preparation: the Altos Margarita.

A single bottle contains all the necessary ingredients to enjoy one of Mexico’s most famous cocktails.