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A serving from Flautas Recipe.

Chicken Flautas

A sure fire hit with the entire family, these Chicken Flautas (aka Rolled Tacos) are a delicious homemade Mexican feast. Becasue they are baked and not fried, they turn out crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican/American
Keyword Chicken Flautas, Flautas, Rolled Tacos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6 adults
Calories 561kcal
Author Heather


Shredded Chicken

  • 2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts *about 2 lg breasts
  • 1 tsp coriander
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Rolled Tacos

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 lg onion *finely diced, about 1 cup
  • 6 tbsp all purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup lime juice *about 2-3 limes
  • 1 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chiles
  • 12 soft taco sized flour tortillas


Shredded Chicken

  • Place chicken in a large pot and cover with cold water 1 inch above breasts.
  • Bring to a boil over high heat and then lower temperature to a simmer.
  • Simmer covered for 10-12 mins or until internal temperature reaches 165℉.
  • Meanwhile, mix together spices and salt in a small bowl. Set aside.
  • Once cooked, turn off heat on chicken. Remove 1 breast from water (leaving other in hot water until needed) and place onto plate. Using two forks immediately shred chicken into large chunks on the first breast and then the second breast.
  • Sprinkle chicken with spice mixture and mix well. Set aside.


  • Melt butter in a frying pan over medium/high heat. Stir in onions and sauté until tender, about 5-7 mins.
  • Whisk in flour and salt. Cook whisking consistently until paste bubbles (do not let brown).
  • Over same heat, whisk in lime juice until mixed well and then repeat with milk. 
  • Cook stirring consistently, until sauce thickens and is smooth, about 7-8 mins. 
  • Add in diced green chilis and shredded chicken. 
  • Stir well and take off of heat.

Rolled Tacos

  • Preheat oven to 375℉. Lightly spray the bottom of a bakign sheet or roasting pan with a healthy cooking spray.
  • Place a single tortilla on a plate and add approximately 1/3 cup shredded chicken filling to the bottom 1/3 of the tortilla.
  • Roll tortilla as tightly as possible and place seam side down into a roasting pan.
  • Lightly spray the tops and sides of Flautas. Bake for 25-35 mins or until desired crispiness.
  • Garnish with various taco toppings.


*Please use as many organic ingredients as possible.
Recipe Notes
  • The final product of the cream sauce will be a little more on the thicker side. This is so it doesn't make the tortilla soggy but will taste creamy when eaten.
  • Garnish options can include guacamole, salsa, shredded lettuce, cheese, sour cream, plain Greek yogurt, queso fresco, avocado, diced onions, jalapeños and cilantro. Basically, anything you would put in a taco. 


Calories: 561kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 145mg | Sodium: 813mg | Potassium: 776mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 716IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 3mg