Baked Chicken Flautas

I love Mexican food just as much as the next gal.  But, I often hear how unhealthy it is for us.  I refuse to think that healthy and Mexican cannot coexist or at least be used in the same sentence.  So, I’ve dedicated myself to transforming my passed-down family recipes into healthier versions of the original.  Here’s one of my favorites!

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Baked Chicken Flautas
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken
  • 1 package of white corn tortillas
  • 6 avocados
  • 3 cups of shredded pepper jack cheese
  • 1 package of cherry tomatoes
  • 1 jar of your favorite salsa
Instructions
  1. Pull juicy chicken meat off.
  2. Wash and chop cherry tomatoes in half.
  3. Turn oven on 425 degrees.

    Cooking Instructions
  4. Take a large pot and fill a quarter of it with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
  5. Put it on the stove on a high heat.
  6. Take a roll of paper towels and lay a strip across the counter, with another strip or two on top.
  7. Take the package of tortillas and individually soak them briefly in the hot pot.
  8. Allow tortillas to dry on the paper towel strips to get rid of extra oil.
  9. Once tortillas are dry, take a baking sheet and place it next to the shredded chicken and tortillas for easy access.
  10. Set one tortilla on the baking sheet, and in the center of the tortilla, run a trail of chicken through the middle extending across to each side. It should appear as one long line.
  11. Sprinkle some pepper jack cheese along the same chicken trail.
  12. Roll up the tortilla into a flauta, and stick a toothpick through the middle holding the flauta together.
  13. Repeat until either the tortillas, cheese, or chicken run out.
  14. Once complete, set the baking sheet in the oven for a few minutes (for most ovens 15 minutes).

    Light Guac Instructions
  15. While the flautas are cooking, take the avocados, peel them, and put them in a bowl.
  16. With a large fork, smash the avocados until an even chunkiness is achieved.
  17. Add the cherry tomatoes, sprinkle in some salsa, and stir.
Notes
Top the flautas with light guac, salsa, and cheese to complete the meal.

Enjoy!

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