Simply Signal Recipe: Authentic Chicken Flautas

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Whether you call them flautas, taquitos, or tacos dorados, this traditional Mexican dish is the perfect way to conclude National Hispanic Heritage Month. While these may seem similar to QuikTrip and RaceTrac taquitos, they are nowhere near the same thing. All of these ingredients can be picked up on a trip to your local grocery store.


Cook time: 20 minutes  

Total time: 40 minutes

Yields: 24 flautas 



  • Corn tortillas (preferably Tortilla La Banderita)
  • Whole rotisserie chicken
  • Corn oil (preferably Mazola)


Topping Ingredients:

  • Lettuce
  • Sour cream
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Avocado



  1. Begin by pulling apart the chicken meat until it is all shredded. 
  2. Heat about 6-8 tortillas in the microwave together wrapped in paper napkins.
  3. Place a good amount of chicken along the middle of the tortilla then roll the tortilla starting from the middle.
  4. As you roll your tacos, pair them up by sticking two tacos together with a toothpick.
  5. Once you have all your tacos made, heat up the oil for frying.
  6. Place the tacos into the oil until crispy brown, which should take about two minutes, then place in a napkin lined bowl vertically. This helps prevent the tacos from being super oily because all the excess oil falls off and is absorbed in the napkins to avoid a mess.
  7. Top with sour cream, parmesan cheese, avocado and shredded lettuce and cabbage.