This Low Carb Chicken Flautas recipe is so easy that you can make it on the fly any night of the week! Who wouldn't love that?
The spicy chicken, melted cheese and crispy baked tortilla rolled into a fantastic dinner can be your in under 30 minutes.
In case you haven't ever had one: Flautas are like taquitos (rolled tacos) but they're made with flour tortillas instead of corn.
I made the chicken flautas with the Mission Brand flour tortillas but I'm sure any low carb brand will work.
- 8 oz Chicken Cooked and Shredded
You can use any meat that you like. But to speed things up, it needs to be cooked and shredded or chopped. This would be a great use for leftover Mexican Roasted Chicken.
Or if you want an authentic Mexican taste, make the fiery Chicken Tinga Recipe.
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- ½ teaspoon Salt
Salt is always to taste!
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 2 oz Cheese Any type you like. Queso Fresco and Mexican Blend are faves.
- 4 Low Carb Tortillas
I used these. But I'm sure any low carb tortillas will work out just fine.
- 1 tablespoon Olive Oil *or butter
👨🍳How to make the Flautas:
1.) Pre-heat oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up.
2.) Mix the spices into the meat.
3.) Layer Chicken and cheese on each tortilla and roll tightly. Don't overfill. Place seam side down on the parchment. Brush each tortilla with oil or butter and bake for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
I really prefer the butter option because it's delicious. But avocado or olive oil is great too!
3.) Serve with shredded lettuce, pico de gallo, guacamole or other desired toppings.
📋Tips & FAQ's:
Can I make the chicken flautas ahead of time?
Yes, but don't reheat them in the microwave unless you mind them being somewhat soggy. Re-heat in an air-fryer, oven or in a dry skillet for best results.
Can I freeze these rolled tacos?
Yes you can freeze any leftovers for later. They'll stay good in the freezer for up to two months.
If you keep them longer they will still be edible but freezer burn kicks in after a couple of months unless you have a sub-zero.
What should I serve with the Flautas?
Flautas are sort of like rolled tacos...the toppings go on the outside. I like to serve mine on a bed of shredded lettuce with any of the toppings I usually like on tacos.
Here are a few ideas:
That's it for the Low Carb Chicken Flautas!
I was thrilled to be able to make this childhood favorite and not get too crazy with the carbs. And I'm even happier to share them with readers who miss flautas while eating low carb.
I'm crazy about these and I guess it just proves that you can take the girl out of Southern California, but the deep-seated love for Mexican Food will live in her heart forever.
Leave any questions below and I'll be happy to help.
Baked Low Carb Chicken Flautas
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