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!
- 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
- Shred up all of the rotisserie chicken in a large bowl.
- Add 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a large skillet.
- Place all the shredded chicken into the hot skillet.
- Add and mix in the cumin, the 1 packet of Goya seasoning, and the tomato sauce.
- Next, squeeze all the lemon juice into the pan and then remove skillet from the stove.
- 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).
- 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).
- Once tortillas are done in the microwave, bring them to where you have placed your chicken.
- 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.
- Once you have assembled all of the flautas, add 1/4 cup of oil to a medium skillet at high heat.
- After a few minutes, add up to 3 flautas to the pan (depending how big your skillet is).
- Rotate the flautas around in order to get that nice brown toasty color.
- Once they are done, put them on a plate with a napkin on it, that way the napkin absorbs the oil.
- Perform the same steps for your remaining flautas.
- ¡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!
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