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Cheesy Chicken Flautas

These flautas are flat out flantastic

Recipe Courtesy of CHI-CHI'S®

“Flauta” is Spanish for “flute,” but these little rolled tacos are more commonly known in the U.S. as taquitos. Taquitos are usually purchased frozen, in industrial-sized packages from Costco or Sam’s Club, but making them yourself takes no time, and results in a much more satisfying flauta.

Ingredients

For the Cheesy Chicken Flautas

  • 1 Cup shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1 Cup shredded Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend
  • 1 Teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2/3 Cups salsa, such as CHI-CHI'S® Thick & Chunky Salsa Medium
  • 6 (8-inch) Flour tortillas
  • Vegetable oil for frying

Directions

For the Cheesy Chicken Flautas

In medium bowl, stir together chicken, cheese, salsa and cumin; mix well. Spoon chicken mixture evenly down center of each tortilla. Tightly roll tortilla around filling; secure each with wooden pick.

In a large skillet, heat 2 inches oil over medium-high heat until 360ºF. Fry tortillas, three at a time, until crisp and golden brown. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Drain on paper towels; remove wooden picks.

Serve flautas with desired toppings and Mexican condiments such as sour cream, guacamole and salsa.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving812
Total Fat59g90%
Sugar4gN/A
Saturated15g76%
Cholesterol88mg29%
Protein32g65%
Carbs40g13%
Vitamin A152µg17%
Vitamin B120.6µg10.7%
Vitamin B60.3mg17.5%
Vitamin C0.9mg1.4%
Vitamin D0.4µg0.1%
Vitamin E9mg43%
Vitamin K7µg8%
Calcium580mg58%
Fiber3g10%
Folate (food)30µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)155µg39%
Folic acid74µgN/A
Iron4mg20%
Magnesium51mg13%
Monounsaturated32gN/A
Niacin (B3)8mg42%
Phosphorus534mg76%
Polyunsaturated8gN/A
Potassium368mg11%
Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg23.4%
Sodium1258mg52%
Thiamin (B1)0.4mg27.6%
Trans0.6gN/A
Zinc3mg19%