Chicken Flautas is a traditional Mexican dish consisting of stuffed and rolled corn tortillas that are fried to crispy perfection and topped with delicious garnishes. The name comes from the Spanish “flute”. When these scrumptious tacos are rolled tight and fried they start to resemble the musical instrument.
It is essentially just another variation of how to serve tacos. You can stuff the Flautas with an array of different fillings from beef, cheese to even the mashed potatoes and cactus. This is a basic recipe for the chicken flautas. You can also use flour or corn tortillas, whatever suits your personal palette.
Two most important details about the flautas is how long to fry them and which condiments to top them with. The length of time that you leave them in the oil will determine the texture of the final product. And it is again your personal preference. Leave them longer off you like them crispy, or less if you prefer softer flautas.
The topping options are unlimited. But authentically they are topped with chopped lettuce, pico de gallo, cheese, sour cream, and salsa. Pico de Gallo is fresh made from scratch mixture of tomatoes, onions, cilantro, lime juice and salt. You can also buy the pre made version. For the cheese I use traditional queso fresco Mexican cheese. You can pick salsa verde or roja ( green or red salsa). Follow the instructions below to make chicken Flautas.