Chicken Flautas With Black Beans

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6 Flautas




  • 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Wrap tortillas tightly in foil. Heat in oven about 10 minutes or until heated through.
  • 2. Meanwhile, for filling, in a large saucepan, cook onion and garlic in the 1 teaspoon hot oil until tender. Stir in chicken, black beans, 1/2 cup bottled salsa, the cheese, and 2 tablespoons cilantro.
  • 3. For each flauta, spoon about 1/2 cup filling across each warm tortilla about 1-1/2 inches from one edge. Roll up tortillas as tightly as possible. Secure with wooden toothpicks.
  • 4. In a very large, deep skillet, heat 1-1/2 inches of cooking oil to 365 degrees F. Fry flautas, two at a time, for 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp and golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Keep fried flautas warm in a 300 degrees F oven while frying remaining flautas.
  • 5. To serve, remove toothpicks. Halve flautas crosswise. If desired, serve with guacamole, salsa, sour cream, and cilantro.
  • 6. Baked Flautas: Prepare filling and shape flautas as directed. Place flautas on a large baking sheet and brush with 1 tablespoon cooking oil. Bake in a 350 degrees F oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and heated through. Serve as directed.
  • 7. Make-Ahead Directions: Prepare filling and shape flautas as directed. Cover; chill for up to 24 hours. Fry or bake as directed. Makes 6 flautas.

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  1. Very, very good! The flavors all went so well together. I added an additional garlic clove and served it with Recipe #407228. This will be made again. Thank you, mylittlestar!
  2. This is a 10 star recipe! I found this recipe when looking for a recipe that mimicked Chevy's chicken flautas, I had Chevy's flautas recently and I must say these are way better!!! I have made it many times now, it is much requested at my home. I like mine with a little mango pepper jelly added on with my sour cream & guacamole :) Mmmm mmmm good!!!
  3. This was a HIT at my house! My 15 year old Son called it "awesomeness in a tortilla". This is a keeper for sure!
  4. This is a great recipe. I have made it twice, doubling it the second time since you only use about 1/2 can of the beans. I spooned some pico de gallo over it. I saw it on and was going to post it also but saw it was already here, not too surprising as it is really good! Easy and delicious! Please note: I skip the lettuce, not sure what it is listed for.


I am trying to become a better cook and would like to try new types of recipes to branch out a bit from the normal throw-together meals. Most of the time I am cooking for myself (since DH travels alot)and that's when I get to do my "experimenting". DH is very picky and is mainly a "steak, corn, and potatos" kind of guy. I am always on the lookout for any type of recipe that I think would fall into his select groups of foods he will eat ; )
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