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Chicken Flautas

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This is a very basic chicken flautas recipe that packs plenty of flavor but still allows room for more heat if desired. Increase the spices, use spicy salsa or add in additional peppers if you're feeling sassy!
  Canola oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (For deep frying)
  Chicken breast boneless skinless 3 , fully cooked, shredded
  Salt and pepper To Taste
  White onion 1⁄2 Medium, diced
  Jalapeno 1 Medium, diced
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), minced
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Cumin 1 Teaspoon
  Cilantro 2 Teaspoon
  Chunky salsa 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Mexican blend shredded cheese 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Butter 1 Tablespoon
  Flour tortillas 12 Medium
For toppings
  Lettuce 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), chopped (Optional)
  Avocado 1 Medium, diced (Optional)
  Sour cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Optional)
  Black olives 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), chopped (Optional)
  Salsa verde 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Optional)
  Cheese 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Optional)
  Tomatoes 1 Medium, chopped (Optional)

1. Sprinkle the chicken breast with salt and pepper to taste.
2. In a pot, pour chicken stock. Put the seasoned chicken breasts.
3. On medium heat bring it to boil and cook the chicken till fully done.
4. Transfer onto a plate and let it cool till it can be handled.
5. Using fork or clean hands shred the chicken and set aside.

6. In a pan, melt butter on medium heat.
7. Put onions and jalapenos and sauté till onions are tender and translucent.
8. Add the garlic and continue to sauté till fragrant.
9. Season with chilli powder, cayenne and cumin. Stir to mix well.
10. Add cilantro and chunky salsa. Mix well till combined.
11. Put the shredded chicken and mix well till coated.
12. Add the cheese and stir on medium heat till it melts.
13. TACO: Take a tortilla, put 1 spoon of the filling about 2 inches from the edge.
14. Roll the tortilla tightly and seal the edge with a toothpick.
15. Repeat this with all the tortillas.
16. In a deep frying pan or deep fryer, heat oil to very hot or around 350 degrees F.
17. Put the stuffed tortillas into the oil and fry till golden brown.
18. Transfer onto a paper towel to drain off excess oil.

19. In a serving plate, slice a fried taco and top with choice of topping and serve.

Things You Will Need
chicken stock

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Deep Fried
High Protein, Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
55 Minutes
Mexican Chicken filled Bread
Mood for Mexican food?? Watch this video and try this amazing chicken flautas. It consist of rolled taco with chicken filling made from authentic Mexican spices. It is a perfect finger food and when served with sour cream or picante sauce, it certainly makes a great recipe.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 369 Calories from Fat 191

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 22 g33.6%

Saturated Fat 6.9 g34.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 50 mg16.7%

Sodium 612 mg25.5%

Total Carbohydrates 26 g8.6%

Dietary Fiber 4.2 g17%

Sugars 3.3 g

Protein 18 g36.1%

Vitamin A 20.7% Vitamin C 16.6%

Calcium 16.1% Iron 11.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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