- 3 cups shredded chicken
- 8 ounce can tomato sauce
- 4 ounce can green chiles
- 1 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 12 6-inch flour tortillas
- Vegetable or Canola oil
Fill a large, deep pot, like a dutch oven, with 2-inches of oil. Heat to 375 degrees F over medium heat. Using a deep frying thermometer is helpful. The oil should shimmer across the top and sizzle when the tortillas touch it.
Line a large plate (or a sheet pan with a rack on top) with a stack of 3-4 paper towels and set aside.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine shredded chicken, tomato sauce, green chiles, taco seasoning, garlic salt and pepper.
Lay a tortilla on a flat surface, like a cutting board. Spoon about 2-3 tablespoon of the chicken mixture along the middle of the tortilla. Roll the tortilla tightly around the filling and secure with a toothpick. Repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling.
Using metal tongs, place a flauta in the hot oil and hold it there for a few seconds before releasing into the oil. This will help the flauta hold its shape. Repeat with each flauta, working in batches so you don’t overcrowd the pot. I can usually fit 3-4 in the pot at a time.
Fry until they are golden brown then transfer to a paper towel lined plate and sprinkle with a pinch of salt.
Serve hot, garnished with shredded lettuce, shredded cheese and diced tomatoes. Serve sour cream, guacamole and salsa on the side for dipping.
Nutritional information is approximate.
Storage: Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for 4-5 days.
Freezer: Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw completely before reheating.
Reheating: Reheat in the oven at 350 degrees, the air fryer at 350 degrees or in a skillet on the stovetop. Spraying them with a little cooking sprays help add a little color.
Calories: 392kcalCarbohydrates: 34gProtein: 23gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 7gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 53mgSodium: 1158mgPotassium: 401mgFiber: 2gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 256IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 85mgIron: 4mg
Keyword chicken flautas, flautas