Flautas are a quick & easy dinner recipe that is ready in just 30 minutes! Cheesy salsa chicken filling inside flour tortillas and baked to crispy perfection. Serve with sour cream, guacamole, and salsa for dipping.
Flautas are traditionally a rolled up tortilla with filling inside them. Kind of like a taquito but flautas use flour tortillas. Which makes this recipe kid-friendly because I have never met a kid that does not like flour tortillas.
TIPS FOR MAKING THIS RECIPE
- Use a good quality salsa for this recipe. I have found that the fresh salsa in the refrigerated section of the produce area are the best to use.
- I use the 8″ tortillas and get about 12 flautas. You can use smaller tortillas and get several more flautas out of the recipe. You won’t need as much filling if you use smaller tortillas, so just adjust accordingly.
- The recipe is written for the canned chicken. If you use shredded chicken then you may have to adjust the seasonings according to preference. Canned chicken is already flavorful and salted which is why there is not much seasoning add-ins in the recipe.
- I cook mine for abut 20 minutes because we like them browned and really crispy.
- Not all canned chicken is equal. Hands down, the best canned chicken, is the Kirkland Signature brand from Costco. It’s cheap, the cans are big, and it tastes great.
Quick & Easy Chicken Flautas Recipe
- 2 cans (12.5 oz each) chicken, drained & flaked
- 6 oz cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup salsa
- 1 cup shredded monterey jack cheese
- 1/4 teaspoon cumin
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
- 12 8″ flour tortillas
- Heat oven to 400 degrees.
- Combine drained and flaked chicken, cream cheese, salsa, cheese, cumin, and garlic powder in a mixing bowl. Stir together until well combined.
- Spread 3 tablespoons (a large spoonful) of chicken mixture onto a tortilla. Roll up tightly and place seam side down on a cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
- *If you use smaller tortillas then you won’t need the full 3 tablespoons of filling, so adjust accordingly.
- Spray the tops of the flautas with cooking spray. Don’t soak them but you want them to have a decent coating of cooking spray so they will get really brown and crispy. I also like to sprinkle some kosher salt on top of the sprayed flautas, but this is totally optional.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes or until they reach desired crispness that you want. Let cool for about 5-10 minutes before serving so the filling can cool and come together. Serve with dips of your choice (sour cream, salsa, guacamole).
Recipe Source : Quick & Easy Chicken Flautas @ togetherasfamily