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A plate with 7 chicken flautas topped with avocado, lettuce, pickled onions and radishes.

Flautas De Pollo (Chicken Flautas)

These homemade authentic Flautas are filled with savoury chicken, all wrapped up in flour tortillas and baked to crispy perfection. 
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 3 to 4 people
Calories 202kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • 1 medium non stick skillet
  • 1 medium baking tray with a cooling rack.


  • 1 Tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken use rotisserie for an easy recipe
  • 1 chipotle pepper chopped
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 6 6" flour tortillas


Make the chicken filling

  • In a medium skillet, heat the oil and butter over medium high heat. Add the onions and saute for 2 to 3 minutes.
    1 Tbsp olive oil, divided, 2 Tbsp butter, ½ cup chopped onion
  • Lower heat to medium. Add the shredded chicken, chipotle pepper, salt and black pepper. Combine all ingredients well.
    3 cups cooked shredded chicken, 1 chipotle pepper, 1 teaspoon kosher salt, ½ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • Cook chicken until it has been reheated through. About 5 minutes.
  • Remove skillet from heat to prevent the chicken from drying out.
  • Add about ⅓ cup of chicken to a tortilla and roll tightly to prevent from filling coming out at the ends.
    6 6" flour tortillas
  • Place the tortilla's seem down on a cooling rack over a baking sheet. Repeat till all the wrappers are made.

Baked Flautas

  • Preheat oven at 395 degrees F. Bake on cooling rack (over the baking sheet) for 10 to 12 minutes turning once at halfway point.
  • Note: Make sure flautas are not touching so that the hot air circulates and crisps all sides evenly.

Fried Flautas

  • Heat enough oil in a deep stock pot/Dutch oven or skillet to reach ½ inch up the sides. Heat to 350 degrees F.
  • Fry flautas, 3 at a time, until golden brown, turning a few times while frying. Drain on paper towels.


Refrigerate – Refrigerate a batch in an airtight storage container for up to 3 days.
Freeze – Freeze in an airtight, freezer-safe storage container or freezer bags for up to 3 months.


Serving: 1flauta | Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 466mg | Potassium: 125mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g