Crispy Baked Chicken Flautas Recipe: A Winner Chicken Dinner in 30 Minutes by 30Seconds Food

Crispy Baked Chicken Flautas Recipe: A Winner Chicken Dinner in 30 Minutes

Crispy, ooey, gooey and cheesy. This easy baked chicken flautas recipe has it all and it's on the table in less than 30 minutes. Chicken flautas are a crowd and family pleaser, no doubt. This is one chicken dinner you'll want to add to your weekly recipe rotation.

This is a great recipe for leftover shredded chicken. Beside cooked chicken, you'll need cream cheese, salsa, shredded Mexican cheese, ground cumin, garlic powder, chili powder and flour tortillas. The chicken, cream cheese, salsa, shredded cheese, cumin, chili powder and garlic powder are mixed together and then rolled up in flour tortillas. The filled flautas are baked in the oven until crispy.

Top the golden chicken flautas with sour cream, guacamolepico de gallo, lettuce, tomato or sliced avocado. Or serve them as appetizers and dunk them queso cheese dip. (Don't forget the margaritas!)

Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes 

Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 6 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/3 cup salsa
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • flour tortillas
  • cooking spray
  • toppings: sour cream, guacamolesalsapico de galloroasted salsa verde, lettuce, chopped tomato, sliced avocado

Here's how to make it:

  1. Combine the chicken, cream cheese, salsa, cheese, cumin, chili powder and garlic powder in a bowl. Mix well. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Spread the filling onto the tortillas. Roll up and place seam side down on a baking sheet. Spray the flautas with cooking spray. 
  3. Bake in a preheated 400-degree F oven for about 20 minutes. Serve with desired toppings. 

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Elisa Schmitz
This is a genius idea! #yum
Julie Rose
I love floutas but never made them myself. Looks easy enough! 😍
Donna John
Yum! I think leftover taco meat or shredded beef would be fabulous in these.

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