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Baked Chicken Flautas

Baked Chicken Flautas make a great heavy hors d’oeuvres or a fun finger food meal, with flavorful chicken on the inside and a crispy shell on the outside.

These are sure to please your hungry crowd.

How to make Baked Chicken Flautas - they make a great appetizer or finger food meal. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

How to make Baked Chicken Flautas - they make a great appetizer or finger food meal. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

To begin, place 1 1/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs in a saucepan or deep skillet. Pour in 3 cups chicken broth. Bring this to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the chicken is tender and pulls apart easily. Drain the liquid from the chicken, reserving 1/3 cup. (Rather than discarding the broth, I recommend storing it in an air tight container in your refrigerator and using it the next day in another recipe.)

Shred the chicken with two forks. I do this right in the pan to avoid dirtying extra dishes.

How to make Baked Chicken Flautas - they make a great appetizer or finger food meal. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

In a small dish, combine the reserved broth with 1 teaspoon each of smoked paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, ground cumin, chipotle chili powder and 1/2 teaspoon each of fine sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and onion powder. Pour the mixture over the chicken and stir until it is thoroughly mixed in. I use tongs to do this. Stir in 1/2 cup each of finely shredded Colby and Monterrey Jack cheeses.

How to make Baked Chicken Flautas - they make a great appetizer or finger food meal. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Begin preheating your oven to 425 degrees.

Grab a 9 inch tortilla and cut it in half with a knife or kitchen shears. Spoon some of the filling (about 1/4 cup) along the cut edge of the tortilla.

How to make Baked Chicken Flautas - they make a great appetizer or finger food meal. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Roll the mixture into the tortilla and place it on a baking sheet, seam side down. Repeat. Depending on how much filling you put in these, your quantity will vary. I made 20 flautas, using 10 tortillas cut in half.

Lightly spritz or brush the outsides with some extra virgin olive oil. Bake for 12-16 minutes or until the flautas are just beginning to turn golden on the edges.

How to make Baked Chicken Flautas - they make a great appetizer or finger food meal. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Cool just long enough for them to be handled – about 5 minutes. Serve your flautas warm with guacamole, salsa or sour cream for dipping.

How to make Baked Chicken Flautas - they make a great appetizer or finger food meal. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Enjoy!

How to make Baked Chicken Flautas - they make a great appetizer or finger food meal. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

 

Yield: 20 flautas

Baked Chicken Flautas

How to make Baked Chicken Flautas - they make a great appetizer or finger food meal. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread

Baked Chicken Flautas make a great heavy hors d'oeuvres or a fun finger food meal, with flavorful chicken on the inside and a crispy shell on the outside. These are sure to please your hungry crowd.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 3 c chicken broth
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 c finely shredded Colby cheese
  • 1/2 c finely shredded Monterrey Jack cheese
  • 10 (9 inch) flour tortillas (may vary plus or minus depending upon how much you fill the flautas or if your tortillas vary in size.)
  • extra virgin olive oil for brushing
  • Optional: guacamole, salsa or sour cream for dipping

Instructions

  1. To begin, place the chicken thighs in a saucepan or deep skillet. Pour in the chicken broth. Bring this to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until the chicken is tender and pulls apart easily.
  2. Drain the liquid from the chicken, reserving 1/3 cup. (Rather than discarding the broth, I recommend storing it in an air tight container in your refrigerator and using it the next day in another recipe.)
  3. Shred the chicken with two forks. I do this right in the pan to avoid dirtying extra dishes.
  4. In a small dish, combine the reserved broth with the smoked paprika, garlic powder, chili powder, ground cumin, chipotle chili powder, fine sea salt, freshly ground black pepper and onion powder.
  5. Pour the mixture over the chicken and stir until it is thoroughly mixed in. I use tongs to do this. Stir in the cheeses.
  6. Begin preheating your oven to 425 degrees.
  7. Grab a 9 inch tortilla and cut it in half with a knife or kitchen shears. Spoon some of the filling (about 1/4 cup) along the cut edge of the tortilla.
  8. Roll the mixture into the tortilla and place it on a baking sheet, seam side down. Repeat. Depending on how much filling you put in these, your quantity will vary. I made 20 flautas, using 10 tortillas cut in half.
  9. Lightly spritz or brush the outsides with some extra virgin olive oil. Bake for 12-16 minutes or until the flautas are just beginning to turn golden on the edges.
  10. Cool just long enough for them to be handled - about 5 minutes. Serve your flautas warm with guacamole, salsa or sour cream for dipping.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

2 flautas

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 392Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 92mgSodium: 942mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 24g

This data was estimated and provided by Nutritionix. Accuracy not guaranteed.

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