We love Taquitos a lot, but for some reason when you are told you can't have something, it makes you want it more. So I want to make Flautas that my daughter can eat. Flautas - Taquito (from the Spanish diminutive of taco) is a Mexican dish, also very popular in Puerto Rico, consisting of a small rolled-up tortilla and some type of filling, usually beef or chicken. The filled tortilla is crisp-fried. Corn (maize) tortillas are generally used to make taquitos, but flour tortillas are used to make flautas and they are usually baked. Which makes them healthier than taquitos. Since I made homemade gluten free tortillas this afternoon... flautas for Taylor!
•2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut in small pieces
•1/4 cup finely chopped onion
•1 clove finely chopped garlic
•1 TBSP chopped cilantro
•1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
•1/4 teaspoon cumin
•1/4 teaspoon coriander
•1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (optional)
•1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
•1/4 teaspoon pepper
•1/2 can tomato paste
•1 cup water
•20 flour tortillas
Salt and Pepper
Prepare chicken by cutting up in small pieces. Salt and pepper chicken. Preheat skillet. Drizzle with olive oil and ad chicken to hot skillet. Let the chicken lightly brown on one side before flipping it. Then add the onion and garlic.
Then you can start to make your flautas. I used my own homemade gluten free flour tortillas
Serve with fresh guacamole, pico de gallo, and beans and rice.