Flautas De Pollo With Avocado Cream

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 12 mins

This is my favorite Mexican dish. I have been searching for a recipe for years but all fell short. Then one Saturday morning i saw this on cooking for real with Sunny Anderson. It's just pure heaven It got it's name because of it's long thin shape. Flauta is Spanish for Flute

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fill a large pot with enough oil to reach 2 inches up the side of the pan. Heat over medium heat until a deep-frying thermometer inserted in the oil reads 375 degrees F. To make the flautas: In a pan over medium heat melt butter and saute onions and jalapenos until tender, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, cumin, and cayenne pepper and cook until fragrant, another 2 minutes. Add chicken and salsa; stir to combine. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro, cheese and lime juice. Let cool slightly.
  2. Preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  3. Working with 4 tortillas at a time, spread a heaping spoonful along the middle of each tortilla. Roll tortilla tightly around the filling and secure with a toothpick. Using tongs, hold each flauta in hot oil until firm, then release to continue cooking. Cook until golden brown, about 2 minutes, then remove to a paper towel-lined plate and immediately season with salt. Keep flautas warm in the oven on a sheet tray while assembling and cooking the remaining tortillas.
  4. To make the Avocado Cream: In a serving bowl, mash avocado, sour cream and lime juice until smooth. Season with salt, to taste.
  5. To serve, arrange flautas on a platter of shredded lettuce and serve with Avocado Cream on the side.
Most Helpful

I tried this last night, it was amazing, I used corn tortillas, they hold up way better during the frying process

alexis_mtl June 19, 2013

Fantastic dish!! I LOVE the avocado cream sauce, I adjusted the spices a bit (especially cilantro and salt) to taste and used my deep fryer. Leftovers were great, and I even froze the last of them and cooked them a couple weeks later and they were still very tasty! Thanks for sharing!

Logan's Mommy August 03, 2010

This was an outstanding recipe! My whole family loved it. They're even great reheated in the oven later.

jewelia.k February 01, 2010