Chicken Flautas with Spicy Avocado Sauce
  • Chicken Flautas:
  • 2 large chicken breasts with skin and bone
  • 24 corn tortillas
  • toothpicks
  • vegetable oil for frying
  • Creamy Spicy Avocado Sauce:
  • 2 ripe avocado
  • 1/4 cup yellow onion, cut into pieces
  • ½ a lemons juice
  • 6 tablespoons cilantro
  • 1 jalapeno, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • kosher salt to taste
  • For serving:
  • shredded lettuce, pico de gaillo, cojita cheese and sour cream and hot sauce
  1. Creamy Spicy Avocado Sauce:
  2. *Combine the ingredients in the jar of a blender and puree until it is really smooth
  3. *Season to taste with kosher salt. Chill until ready to use
  4. Flautas:
  5. *Fill a large pot with salted water and add the chicken breasts
  6. *Boil the chicken breasts until they are cooked through, about 20 minutes
  7. *Remove the chicken and let it cool until you can handle it comfortably
  8. *Remove the skin and bones and shred the meat with a fork
  9. *Set it aside and use the chicken broth for something else
  10. *Now roll 2 tablespoons of chicken into a corn tortilla until it is a tight “cigar”
  11. *Use a toothpick to secure the cigar
  12. *When they are all rolled up, prepare the oil
  13. *In a large heavy skillet, heat ¼ inch of oil over medium heat
  14. *Add the flautas 4-5 at a time and cook them until they are golden brown and crispy on all sides, turning them as they cook
  15. *Continue to cook the rest of the flautas, adding more oil as needed
  16. *Remove the toothpicks after you have fried
  17. *Serve the flautas hot on a platter with a bowl of avocado sauce for dipping, or over a bed of shredded lettuce with cotija, salsa and sour cream and the avocado sauce over the top