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Flautas (Flutes)


So named because they are long and thin like flutes, these flautas are a tasty chicken mixture in a crispy tortilla shell. Flautas are one of the most famous finger foods in Mexican cuisine.


  • 1 whole frying chicken
  • 2 cloves garlic, divided use
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 1 dozen corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • Guacamole
  • Shredded cheese
  • Sour cream


  1. Cover chicken with water and add one whole garlic clove. Boil until tender. Bone the chicken.
  2. In a frying pan, heat the oil. Quickly dip corn tortillas in hot oil and set aside.
  3. Remove all but 2 tablespoons oil from frying pan. Sauté boned chicken with onion and one minced garlic clove. Salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Place 2 to 3 tablespoons chicken mixture on each tortilla and roll up, leaving the ends open. Secure with a wooden pick. Fry until crisp.
  5. Top with guacamole and shredded cheese and serve with sour cream on the side for dipping.

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