Chicken Flautas


Chicken Flautas
Celebrate the flavors of Cinco de Mayo with these five-ingredient chicken flautas.

Ingredients

  • 1 rotisserie chicken
  • 8 oz. Queso Fresco
  • 1.67 cups salsa verde
  • 4 cups safflower or canola oil
  • 16 flour tortillas

Preparation

  1. Remove white and dark meat from chicken and shred, discarding bones and skin.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together chicken, 1 1/2 cups queso fresco, and salsa verde.
  3. Fit a baking pan with a wire rack; set aside. In a large, heavy-bottomed pot fitted with a deep-fry thermometer, heat oil (about 2 inches deep) over mediumhigh heat to 325 degrees F.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 200 degrees F.
  5. Place a tortilla on a clean surface and spoon about 1/2 cup chicken mixture in a line down the center.
  6. Roll tortilla up into a tight cylinder and insert a toothpick through the center to secure. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling.
  7. Working in batches, deep-fry flautas until golden brown, 4 to 5 minutes, turning halfway through.
  8. Using tongs or a slotted spoon, carefully remove from oil, tilting flautas to drain excess oil. Place on wire rack in prepared pan, remove toothpicks, and transfer to oven to keep warm.
  9. Serve hot with salsa verde and remaining queso fresco.
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