Simple tacos for your next holiday party

Now that Halloween is behind us, next comes all of the holiday parties and endless amount of food. Since we will be hosting a few parties this holiday season (first one being Friendsgiving), we want to make a huge amount of delicious food without breaking the bank. One of our definite go-to items are flautas de pollo aka chicken tacos. It is a simple, savory, and crunchy recipe that not only makes a huge amount of food but is also very easy to make. Now let’s get into the ingredients and directions!

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 1/2 of a rotisserie chicken
  • 1 packet Goya Sazón Culantro y Achiote
  • 2 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 package corn tortilla
  • 2 sheets corn husks
  • 2 cups vegetable oil for frying

Instructions:

  1. Shred up all of the rotisserie chicken in a large bowl.
  2. Add 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a large skillet.
  3. Place all the shredded chicken into the hot skillet.
  4. Add and mix in the cumin, the 1 packet of Goya seasoning, and the tomato sauce.
  5. Next, squeeze all the lemon juice into the pan and then remove skillet from the stove.
  6. Grab the sheet of corn husk and start cutting long thin strips (note: these strips will be used to tie up the tortillas in place).
  7. Take out a stack of corn tortillas, place them on a microwave safe plate, put it in the microwave for 1 minute (note: this will ensure that tortilla will not break apart when you assemble the flauta).
  8. Once tortillas are done in the microwave, bring them to where you have placed your chicken.
  9. Grab one tortilla, add roughly a tablespoon of chicken in the middle of the tortilla, wrap the tortilla into a roll and then with the help of the corn husk strip, tie it around in the middle. The corn husk tied in the middle will keep the flauta in place.
  10. Once you have assembled all of the flautas, add 1/4 cup of oil to a medium skillet at high heat.
  11. After a few minutes, add up to 3 flautas to the pan (depending how big your skillet is).
  12. Rotate the flautas around in order to get that nice brown toasty color.
  13. Once they are done, put them on a plate with a napkin on it, that way the napkin absorbs the oil.
  14. Perform the same steps for your remaining flautas.
  15. ¡Ya listo! They are now ready to either be served at your next party or shared with your family for dinner.

All of these ingredients cost less $15 and we made around 50 chicken flautas, which is such a great deal! Thanks for taking the time to check today’s post and we hope this gets you excited for the fun holiday season!

– Cindy

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