Chicken Flautas

By ChefJune
February 9, 2014
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Chicken Flautas

Author Notes: I’ve been loving Flautas since I first encountered them in a long-gone Mexican restaurant in Chicago in the Dark Ages (70s). This recipe is really easy, and a great choice to make a day or two after you’ve roasted a chicken. In Mexico City a few years ago, friends took me for Flautas that were quite different – made with long, oval tortillas, they more closely resemble the flutes for which they are named. And they’re deep fried, so extra crispy; then served in a bowl of clear broth.ChefJune

Makes: 6-8 servings

Prep the Chicken:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup organic unbleached flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock (preferably homemade)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf parsley (or cilantro, if you prefer)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion
  • dashes each of nutmeg and paprika
  • fine sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 cups diced cooked chicken
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • Crème Fraîche or Sour Cream
  1. Melt butter and blend in flour to make a light roux. (Be sure to cook the flour for a couple of minutes.) Add salt and stock. Cook, stirring until thick. Add parsley, lemon juice, onion, paprika, nutmeg and a dash of freshly ground pepper. Stir in chicken. Cool slightly.
  2. To Assemble Flautas, Place a heaping tablespoon of mixture on tortilla. Roll tightly, and fasten with a toothpick. Fry in deep hot fat for 1 or 2 minutes until tortilla is crisp and brown. Serve with a dollop of Crème Fraîche or sour cream and this sauce:

Avocado Sauce

  • 2 ripe avocadoes (I prefer Hass)
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated onion
  • 1/2 cup sour cream or plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
  • 10 drops Tabasco sauce
  • pinches fine sea salt
  1. Peel, seed and smash avocados. Add all the other ingredients. Mix until smooth. Spoon sauce over the cooked Flautas.
  2. Teacher's Tip: You could also make this dish with leftover Thanksgiving Turkey. No one would ever guess it was "leftovers."

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