Easy Chicken Flautas

Flautas are also known as rolled tacos. These tasty chicken flautas are the best. 

Total TimeServings
50 mins8


  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • ¼ cup chopped black olives
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • ¼ teaspoon ground paprika
  • ⅛ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ cups cooked shredded chicken
  • oil for frying, or as needed
  • 8 flour tortillas
  • toothpicks


Step 1

Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; stir in flour until smooth. Add onion; cook and stir until onion is softened, 5 to 10 minutes. Add black olives, lemon juice, 1 tablespoon oil, paprika, black pepper, and salt; cook and stir until heated through, about 2 minutes. Stir in chicken; remove the skillet from heat and cover.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan or deep fryer over medium-high heat.

Step 3

Fill tortillas with chicken mixture. Roll tortilla around filling and secure with a toothpick.

Step 4

Working in batches, fry rolled tortillas in hot oil until browned, about 2 minutes. Use a slotted spoon or tongs to transfer tortillas to a paper towel-lined plate; serve warm.

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