Crispy Baked Chicken Flautas Recipe: A Mexican Dinner In 30 Minutes by 30Seconds Food

Crispy Baked Chicken Flautas Recipe: A Mexican 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!)

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

Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6


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Recipe Notes

  • You could use a rotisserie chicken for this recipe.
  • Use mild, medium or hot salsa, depending on your heat tolerance. You could also use green salsa.
  • The number of flautas you get will be determined by how much filling you put in each one. Be sure not to overfill them!
  • Store any leftover flautas in an airtight container in the fridge. Reheat under the broiler or in the microwave.

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. 

Nutrition Facts Per Serving

Calories: 305

Total Fat: 17.8g

Saturated Fat: 10.1g

Cholesterol: 87mg

Sodium: 390mg

Total Carbohydrate: 15.1g

Dietary Fiber: 3.1g

Total Sugars: 1.6g

Protein: 22.2g

Vitamin D: 0mcg

Calcium: 177mg

Iron: 2mg

Potassium: 288mg

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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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