5 from 6 votes
Chicken Flautas
Chicken Flautas
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Delicious Chicken Flautas with a cheesy chicken filling tightly rolled in a golden, fried flour tortilla.

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Chicken Flautas
Servings: 6
Calories: 440 kcal
Author: Kelly Anthony
  • 1 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 2 1/2 -3 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 1 1/2 cup Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 12 flour tortillas
  1. Add the Canola oil to a large skillet over medium-high heat, and wait for the oil to reach between 350°-375°. In the meantime, assemble the flautas.

  2. Mix the shredded chicken and cheese in a large bowl together and set aside until ready to use.

  3. Wrap a stack of 3-5 flour tortillas at a time in damp paper towel and place on a microwavable -safe plate. Microwave for 30 seconds to 1 minute intervals, just until the tortillas are soft and pliable.

  4. Add about 2 tablespoons of filling to each tortillas and roll tightly. Once you have 3-4 flautas assembled, begin adding them to the oil one at a time.

  5. Gently add the flautas to the hot oil seam-side down, and using a pair of tongs, hold it in place for about 15 seconds. Fry for 30-45 seconds on each side, or until the flauta is golden in color. Set aside on a plate lined with paper towels, and repeat with remaining flautas.

  6. Serve with desired topping and enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Flautas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 440 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Fat 24g37%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 65mg22%
Sodium 636mg28%
Potassium 346mg10%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 25g50%
Vitamin A 235IU5%
Vitamin C 0.7mg1%
Calcium 277mg28%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.