Easy Chicken Flautas


Chicken flautas are also known as rolled tacos. These are the best. I learned how to make them, and my husband loved them.

looking down at a plate full of chicken flautas
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • ¼ cup butter

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ¼ cup minced onion

  • ¼ cup chopped black olives

  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon oil

  • ¼ teaspoon ground paprika

  • teaspoon ground black pepper

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 ½ cups cooked shredded chicken

  • oil for frying, or as needed

  • 8 flour tortillas

  • toothpicks


  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; stir flour into butter until smooth. Add onion; cook and stir until onion is softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Stir black olives, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon oil, paprika, black pepper, and salt into onion mixture; cook and stir until heated through, about 2 minutes. Stir chicken into mixture; remove the skillet from heat and cover.

  2. Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan or deep fryer over medium-high heat.

  3. Fill tortillas with chicken mixture. Roll tortilla around filling and secure with a toothpick.

  4. Working in batches, fry rolled tortillas in hot oil until browned, about 2 minutes. Use a slotted spoon or tongs to transfer tortillas to a paper towel-lined plate; serve warm.

Editor's Note:

We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

345 Calories
19g Fat
31g Carbs
12g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 345
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 367mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 31g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 12g
Vitamin C 2mg 11%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 131mg 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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