Easy Chicken Flautas
Flautas are also known as rolled tacos. These tasty chicken flautas are the best.
- 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
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.
Heat oil in a large, heavy saucepan or deep fryer over medium-high heat.
Fill tortillas with chicken mixture. Roll tortilla around filling and secure with a toothpick.
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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