Baked Chicken and Cheese Flautas

These flautas can be baked or fried, either way they taste great with some sour cream, guacamole, and salsa!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
6 servings


  • 2 ½ cups shredded cooked chicken

  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chilies

  • ¼ cup green salsa (such as Herdez®)

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder

  • ½ teaspoon ground cumin

  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 12 (6 inch) flour tortillas

  • 2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  2. Heat a skillet over medium-low heat. Add chicken, chilies, salsa, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder. Cook and stir until heated through, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat.

  3. Meanwhile, heat 2 to 3 tortillas at a time in a microwave until soft and pliable, 20 to 25 seconds. Continue with remaining tortillas.

  4. Lay a tortilla on a work surface. Add some chicken mixture in a line, towards one end of the tortilla, and top with some cheese. Roll tightly, being careful not to tear the tortilla. Secure with two toothpicks. Repeat until all tortillas, chicken, and cheese are used. Transfer tortillas to a baking dish.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 7 minutes. Flip and continue to bake until golden, about 7 minutes more.

Cook's Notes:

You can use shredded Monterey Jack cheese instead of a Mexican blend.

You can also fry these in 1 inch of oil until golden brown (turn once) and drain on paper towels.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

510 Calories
27g Fat
36g Carbs
30g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 510
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 34%
Saturated Fat 13g 67%
Cholesterol 89mg 30%
Sodium 1048mg 46%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 30g
Vitamin C 13mg 65%
Calcium 382mg 29%
Iron 3mg 17%
Potassium 280mg 6%

* 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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