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Rotisserie Chicken Flautas
with coriander green beans

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Using rotisserie chicken for simplicity, these rolled flautas are fried in a bit of oil for a super crisp shell.
Smarts: Shallow-frying flautas is a more traditional method for getting the crispy shells, but you can also brush them with oil and bake them in the oven for 15 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. Check out this Taquitos recipe for tips on that cooking method.
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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
Rotisserie Chicken Flautas:
  • Rotisserie chicken - 1/2, meat shredded
  • Cheese, Monterey Jack - 4 oz, shredded
  • Tortillas, taco-sized corn - 12
  • Toothpicks - 12 (for securing the flautas)
  • Oil, cooking - 6 Tbsp
  • Salsa, store-bought - 1/2 cup, for serving
  • Sour cream - 3/4 cup (sub plain or Greek yogurt)
Coriander Green Beans:
  • Green beans - 1 lb, trimmed
  • Oil, olive - 1 Tbsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1 tsp
  • Cumin, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp

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Prep

  1. Rotisserie chicken - (Skip if meat was already shredded. If prepping right before cooking, get oven heating first.) Take meat off the bone and shred. Use a knife and fork or your hands. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Green beans / Cheese - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Assemble flautas - Warm the tortillas in the microwave according to package directions (this will help prevent them from cracking when rolled). Working with one tortilla at a time, fill with chicken and cheese and roll up to enclose the filling. (Be careful not to overfill.) Secure with a toothpick. (Can be done 1 day ahead)

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Make

  1. Heat oven to 425F / 218C.
  2. Spread green beans out on a sheet pan. Toss with olive oil. Season with ground coriander, cumin, and some salt and pepper. Roast in the oven, shaking the pan halfway through cooking, until green beans are tender, ~15 minutes.
  3. Place a paper towel-lined plate near the stove.
  4. While green beans roast, heat a large skillet with cooking oil over medium-high heat. When oil is shimmering, add flautas and cook on both sides until golden and crisp, 3 to 5 minutes per side. (You can carefully pull the toothpicks out as soon as the seam-side is cooked. This will make the flautas easier to turn to finish cooking them.) Cook in batches if needed, adding more oil between batches. Transfer the flautas to the paper towel-lined plate when done.
  5. Squeeze lemon juice over green beans.
  6. Serve flautas with salsa and sour cream. Enjoy green beans on the side.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (22)
Gluten-free (2)
Paleo (1)
Vegetarian (4)

Most Helpful

Medium-high was too hot for these for me - almost all of them burned. Even after turning down to Medium-low, 3 minutes per side resulted in burned flautas. It was fine, but would have been better if they had been golden instead of blackened! :) The flautas themselves definitely needed salsa. Next time I'd season the chicken before rolling the flautas.

By: Angela
Posted: Aug 23, 2021
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

14 reviews

Fun meal, but the filling for the flautas felt bland. I’d definitely find a way to season the chicken beforehand.

By: Lynn
Posted: Sep 17, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

So good! Loved this. Even my 6 year old enjoyed them (huge!)

By: Kimberly
Posted: Sep 12, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

These were fun and novel to make, and yummy to eat, but too fussy for me to go into regular rotation.

By: MEGAN
Posted: Sep 10, 2021
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

I cannot believe how delicious these were! And the seasoning on the green beans was a perfect complement to the Mexican dish. I used Pepper Jack cheese in my flautas because we had it on hand and YUM… We will be making again!

By: Jane
Posted: Aug 27, 2021
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Everyone loved it. Used the air fryer for the flautas and that worked well. Sautéed zucchini instead of beans, because that’s what came in the CSA box.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Aug 24, 2021
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Medium-high was too hot for these for me - almost all of them burned. Even after turning down to Medium-low, 3 minutes per side resulted in burned flautas. It was fine, but would have been better if they had been golden instead of blackened! :) The flautas themselves definitely needed salsa. Next time I'd season the chicken before rolling the flautas.

By: Angela
Posted: Aug 23, 2021
Diet: Original
1 Helpful