Baked Chicken Flautas


baked chicken flautas crispy mexican

Oh, but you MexiCAN.
Ayeee carumba I love Mexican food. But let's be honest... it's not usually the slimmest food on the planet. You can toss out that notion with this baked flautas recipe: The chicken is poached and then mixed in spices, topped with flavorful onions, sprinkled with Cotija cheese and then baked up in a crispy tortilla shell. Get your Mexi fix minus the grease!  

Baked Chicken Flautas

Prep Time: 0 mins | Cook Time: 35 mins | Makes 6 Flautas

Ingredients

chicken marinade
  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 23-oz. boxes chicken broth
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1/2 tsp. cayenne
flautas
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 tbs. olive oil
  • 6 tsp. Cotija cheese
  • 6 low-carb, wheat, soft taco size tortillas (I like these Mission ones)
greek yogurt drizzle
  • 1 8-oz. plain Greek yogurt
  • Juice from 1/2 lime
  • 2-4 tbs. cilantro, chopped (for garnish)
The Steps
  1. Poach chicken: Place your two whole chicken breasts in a deep sauté pan and cover completely with the two boxes of chicken stock. Bring to a boil and then immediately turn heat to low/simmer. Poach for 15 minutes.

  2. Shred chicken: Remove chicken from pan and let cool. Using two forks, shred your chicken up and set aside. In a mixing bowl, combine all your spices (chili powder, salt, garlic powder, cumin, and cayenne) and toss in your chicken. Coat well! 

  3. Saute onion: Heat the 1 tbs. olive oil and add in your diced onion. Cook for 10 minutes stirring frequently. Remove from heat. Heat your oven to 400 degrees. 

  4. Assemble flautas: Take your tortilla and fill with about 3 tbs. of chicken, 1 tbs. sautéed onion, and sprinkle with about 1 tsp. of cheese (to your taste). Roll and lay seam down on a baking sheet sprayed with Pam/cooking spray. Continue with the rest of your tortillas.

  5. Bake flautas: Place your baking sheet in the oven for 15 minutes. While the flautas are baking, mix your Greek yogurt with the juice from 1/2 lime. Sprinkle in chili powder to taste. 

  6. Top with Greek yogurt: When flautas are finished cooking, remove from oven and let cool for a couple minutes. Drizzle the yogurt sauce over the warm flautas and sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Enjoy! 
If you make this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, let me know what you think + be sure to tag any pictures with #TheSavvySpoon on Instagram!

xoxo
Cay

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