Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 15 mins

My favorite flauta recipe, from a Mexican cookbook by Jane Milton. The addition of cheese inside makes them very tasty! I serve these with crema (or sour creme) and homemade salsa. Cook time is for total endeavor, but doesn't include chicken prep as I often use pre-cooked or leftover chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring saucepan of water and chicken to boil.
  2. Reduce heat to simmer for 15-20 minutes, until chicken is cooked.
  3. Remove from pan.
  4. After chicken has cooled, shred with 2 forks and set aside.
  5. Chop onion and mince garlic.
  6. Add onion and garlic to heated oil and sauté on low heat until onion is soft, but not browned.
  7. Mix in chicken and season with salt and pepper.
  8. Remove from heat and add in cheese.
  9. Mix well.
  10. Soften tortillas in microwave for 30 sec.
  11. Heat frying oil until small piece of tortilla floats and bubbles.
  12. Place chicken mixture in each tortilla, roll up tightly and secure with toothpick.
  13. I recommend putting tortilla in oil immediately, as they tend to crack and come apart if left sitting.
  14. Turn flautas frequently, cooking 2-3 minutes or until golden.
  15. Drain on paper towels and serve with creme and salsa, if desired.


Most Helpful

Excellent mexican food taste it, you will be wondered Kindly Jose Sevilla

Jose Sevilla March 07, 2004

I took full advantage of the mention of leftovers for filling. I used some Mexican shredded beef that was in the freezer which was the only filling I used. I heated 1/4" oil in the saucepan and followed the directions. The whole recipe is written around the technique, which in my opinion, is the best I've found yet. Bravo.

Bay Haven Inn September 03, 2015

I love chicken flautas, but do make them a bit differently. I actually do not use any garlic or onions; instead, I cook the chicken in a pan with sazon seasoning (Goya product found in any grocery store - mexican food section) to give it a little kick. I then mix together the chicken with a jar of picante sauce (I prefer medium. They have mild as well but it is excellent) and then put mixture on tortilla. I also use monterrey jack cheese or a nacho cheese blend, which tastes just fine. Do not use cheddar though, as it gives it a weird taste. Either way, these are my favorite mexican food, and I have been told the way I make them even tastes better than the ones they sell at a popular mexican restaurant in my area...

sungerle January 02, 2009

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