Monday, July 7, 2008

Simple Chicken Flautas

We are huge Mexican fans. I usually like to make something Mexican for dinner Friday nights as a weekend "kick-off". I always order Chicken Flautas when we are out for Mexican, however, never tried making at home. I decided to give it a try & was happy with the results.

Simple Chicken Flautas

1/2 whole chicken shredded

1 can chicken broth


vegetable oil

1 cup Monetary Jack Cheese (shredded)

1 cup Cheddar Cheese (shredded)

24 Corn Tortillas

I like to cook my chicken in a crock pot with a can of chicken broth, however, you could boil if you prefer. Another easy solution is to buy a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken instead. I usually have a chicken already in the freezer & at 99 cents a can't beat that. It takes about 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours to cook in the crock pot.

Once chicken is falling off the bones, shred. I only used 1/2 the chicken and that make plenty. I used the rest of my shredded chicken in a casserole the following week.

Mix chicken with salsa (I used 2 cups of my homemade salsa). To soften tortillas place each one in frying pan, on medium heat, with small amount of vegetable oil. 5-10 seconds on each side.

Scoop about 1 tablespoon of chicken mixture in center of tortilla & sprinkle cheese on top. Roll tightly and place on baking sheet (seam side down). Sprinkle a little more cheese on top. Bake at 400 degrees for 18 to 20 minutes.

Serve warm!


Carrie said...

Do you cook the chicken on high in the crock pot? How much broth do you put in? I have never even thought of doing that, what a great idea!

Liz said...

I do it on the "Roast" setting on my crockpot which is 350 degrees. I suppose you could put on a lower temp and let it cook longer, but, that is just how I always do it. I just use a can of chicken broth, so it doesn't stick.

I am always on the look-out for recipes that call for shredded chicken.

The Kimball's said...

I am amazed at you Liz! You are quite the little miss suzy homemaker!!! I love flautas but never tried making them myself!!

The Kimball's said...

Does the salsa and guacamole count for Jake's 3 items???

Liz said...

Since we had chips, salsa, & guac, that really filled him up. However, I DID offer to make rice as well...he said he didn't need it!