I grew up in the kitchen eating Mexican food every day and never got tired of it. These are a great dish for "Mexican or Taco Night." They are easy to eat and what kid doesn't like chicken tacos (that's what my 8-year-old brother calls them). Others prefer to microwave the tortillas, roll up the flautas, and then deep-fry them. Baking them just makes me feel a tad less guilty. I like to serve these with refried beans, fresh lettuce, green salsa, and top it off with more shredded cheese and sour cream.


Recipe Summary

1 hr
1 hr 15 mins
15 mins
14 flautas


Original recipe yields 7 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place chicken breasts, onion, garlic, and salt in a deep pot. Cover with water and cook over medium heat, adding water if it starts to get low, until chicken is no longer pink in the center and juices run clear, 30 to 40 minutes. Remove from heat and shred chicken with 2 forks. Reserve 1/2 cup stock.

  • Heat 2 tablespoons oil in a frying pan over medium heat. Add shredded chicken and sazon seasoning. Add the reserved chicken stock, stir well, and reduce heat. Cook until all stock has evaporated. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Place another frying pan over medium heat with 1/2 cup of vegetable oil. Begin frying corn tortillas one at a time until soft, but not crispy, 30 seconds to 1 minute, flipping once. Place the tortillas aside as you fry them.

  • Place 1 tablespoon of cooked chicken on one end of each tortilla along with 1 tablespoon of Monterey Jack cheese. Roll into flautas and place side by side on a cookie sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 20 minutes.

Cook's Note:

If you are in a hurry, you could buy a roasted chicken from the grocery store and shred that chicken instead, cutting your cooking time almost in half!

Editor's Note:

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

Nutrition Facts

271 calories; protein 15.4g; carbohydrates 24.3g; fat 12.8g; cholesterol 37.3mg; sodium 1984.1mg. Full Nutrition