How To Make Chicken Flautas Video Recipe
This is a recipe for how to make Flautas. Flautas are a delicious Mexican food that you can easily make yourself in a short time. Flautas, the Spanish word for flute, is a popular dish in Mexican restaurants. You don't need any special tools or techniques to make them, just watch the video and make the flautas using a few simple ingredients in the list on the right. There are a few ways you can top the flautas when they are finished. You can add the optional salsa if desired, or the different toppings. Below is a transcript of the instructions for making flautas from the video recipe. Enjoy!
This is the flauta recipe, for making chicken flautas. Cook it with onion, garlic, and salt. Cook it till it's tender to be able to shred the meat.
Now the meat has been cooking for 30 minutes. It's beginning to get to be very nice and tender. We will let it cook just a little bit longer, in order for it to be tender.
Now we look at the meat. It has about 35 to 40 minutes of cooking so far. The knife enters the meat very easily and I can see that it is finished cooking. We will now turn off the heat, and allow the chicken to cool.
We put the chicken pieces on a plate so that they cool faster.
Now that the meat is cooked, and tender, it has cooled off a little and we can begin to shred it. It you prefer, you might want to use forks to shred the meat. This is faster and easier for some people.
While the meat was cooking, I chopped up the lettuce and radishes.
We're going to add vegetable oil, in order to cook and brown the flautas. Use flour tortillas, add the shredded chicken, we roll up the tortilla, (kind of like a taco) and we put the flauta in the oil. We let them brown a while on one side, then turn them for cooking on the other side. You might want to add some salt to taste to the chicken.
We let the flautas cook 3 minutes on each side. With a medium flame, not too high. When they're browned we remove them. Lay them in a paper towel.
Now we take a look at the other side, for turning them over, where they haven't cooked yet. Another minute and a half. This one is done, we take it out and put it on a plate.
Now we are going to prepare the salsa that will go on top of the flautas. We use 1 can of diced tomatoes, 1 piece of onion, a clove of garlic, and we put a half teaspoon of oregano. Salt to taste. and we blend this mixture. For added flavor if you want you can cook tomatoes for 3 minutes and add that to the blender. Empty in a bowl for putting on top of the flautas.
Now that we have our cooked flautas, we can add the toppings, sour cream, lettuce, radishes if you'd like, avocado, salsa for flautas, shredded cheese, and a sprinkling of parmesan cheese.