A flauta (Spanish meaning flute) is a flour tortilla wrapped tightly around a filling and deep fried. There’s a Mexican restaurant chain near us, Chevy’s, that makes delicious flautas. But after eating them we always feel, well, like we just ate a pile of cheese, deep fried.
So when I saw this chicken, salsa and cheese flauta recipe on my foodie friend Amy’s website, Fearless Homemaker, I knew I had to make it. And boy am I glad I did. Not only are these flauta’s delicious (and easy to make!) but they are light – you don’t feel like you ate junk; because you didn’t.
The traditional way of making flauta’s is to deep fry them. But since I wanted to keep this recipe lighter I simply sprayed a non stick pan with cooking spray and crisped these over high heat.
I cooked these up for lunch the first time I made them, then with leftover ingredients I made them again a few nights later for dinner. While we made meals out of them, you can just as easily cut these flautas up into bite size pieces and serve them to guests as appetizers at a party.
Simple to make for eating right away, or you can easily prepare the chicken filling mixture ahead of time (even a few days early), and keep in your fridge until you’re ready to make. Great idea for a week night dinner!
Thanks Amy for an awesome recipe! This one is a keeper.
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Throughout the day I received numerous tweets, Facebook messages, blog comments, and even personal emails from you guys encouraging me to keep my chin up, lending support, and sharing your own stories. We appreciated it, greatly. It helped make my first day in this new reality easier. So, thank you!
Recipe from: Fearless Homemaker