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Delicious Chicken Flautas Recipe

Photo source: Grandmother's Kitchen

A very yummy recipe.

Ingredients

FOR FILLING

4 cups cooked and shredded chicken or 4 cupscooked pork or 4 cups cooked beef
FOR SAUCE

1 (28 ounce) cans whole tomatoes or 3 -4 large Tomatoes, coarsely chopped
1 small onion, coarsely chopped
2 garlic cloves
1 chicken bouillon cube
salt
2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo or 1 -2 fresh jalapeno
24 tortillas
24 toothpicks
vegetable oil

TO SERVE
shredded iceberg lettuce
sour cream
sliced raw onion
crumbled Mexican queso fresco or feta cheese

Directions

To make the sauce: Add tomatoes, onion, garlic, salt, bullion cube, and chiles to a blender; blend until smooth

In a sauce pan heat 1-2 teaspoons of vegetable oil over medium heat

Add sauce and simmer about 5-10 minutes

Reserve 1/4 cup of sauce for filling

To make filling: Mix shredded meat and reserved sauce together will

Heat vegetable oil for frying in a deep fryer or tall saucepan to 350-375 degreesF

To make taquitos: Wrap 12 of the tortillas in a kitchen towel and put in microwave for 2 minutes. Keep tortillas wrapped in towel while making taquitos so they don t dry out

Place one tortilla on the counter in front of you and add shredded meat mixture in a line across the tortilla on the side closest to you, but not all the way on the edge (about 2-3 tablespoons of mixture). Begin to roll tortilla around mixture, rolling away from you. Pierce with a toothpick through the center of taquito to keep from unrolling.

Add each taquito to oil as you go or they will dry out and crack.

Do not crowd oil too much. Cook about 6-7 at a time.

Feel taquitos with tongs as they cook. When they are hard, remove and drain on paper towels (about 5 minutes). Line a large bowl with paper towels and drain all of the taquitos vertically so that all of the excess oil can drain out

When those 12 tortillas are done, heat up the remaining 12 in the same towel and repeat

When all of the taquitos are finished, put as many as you want per serving on a plate; top with sauce

Add shredded lettuce and sliced onion.

Top that with a few spoonfuls of sour cream

Sprinkle with queso fresco

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