Sunday, May 1, 2011

Chevy's Style Chicken Flauta's

Chevy's is my favorite local Mexican Restaurant, the food is not all that authentic, but I love it anyway. One of my favorite items is the Fire Roasted Chicken Flauta's. I have been wanting to re-create them at home for quite some time. I finally did and WOW is all I can say, this recipe is a keeper!

It helps if you have a Chevy's nearby so you can help yourself and buy some of their salsa and chips which are amazing! This tastes exactly like the Flauta's at Chevy's and since they are baked, they are probably better for you! p.s. that is not my photo, I forgot to take one!

2 chicken breasts poached and shredded
Chevy's salsa or salsa of your choice
Fire roasted bell peppers diced (I did mine on the open flame of my gas stove)
Grilled Corn (same thing as peppers roast on the open flame and cut from the cob)
Flour tortillas (smaller size)
Mexican cheeses (your choice)
Crema (Mexican Sour Cream, you can find it at any Tienda or probably your local Grocery Store)
Jalapeno Jelly (sweet kind)

Chipotle Cream
1/2 c sour cream
1/2 cup mayo
2 tbl chipotle puree/salsa
salt and lime juice to taste

Pineapple Salsa
1 diced jalapeno
Pineapple diced small (as much as you like)
Purple onion diced small
Cilantro cleaned and chopped

Mix chicken and salsa until moist, add in the roasted corn and diced red peppers set aside

First heat your tortillas up on the microwave in a damp paper towel to make them more pliable

Pour a bit of crema down the middle of your tortilla, add chicken mixture on top, add cheese and roll up jelly roll style

Heat oven to 375 degrees

Place on a raised rack on a baking sheet, coat with pan spray, cook until crispy about 8-10 minutes then turn over and cook for an additional 5-6 minutes or until crispy and golden brown.

Serve with the Chipolte Cream and the Pineapple Salsa in addition to the Jalapeno Jelly!


Julie said...

Your flautas sound super! I've only been to Chevy's once...the only one near me is in a mall, and I'm allergic to those places :)

Elra's cooking and baking said...

How delicious! I especially like the chipotle cream :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm all over baked flautas!

teresa said...

that's a plate of perfection right there!

Marjie said...

It's nice that you could recreate a dinner you enjoy! It looks easy, too!

Pam said...

You KNOW I would love this one... why didn't you invite me over for dinner? ;-)

Thanks again for the newspaper!

Anonymous said...

This Monkey is LOCO for Flautas. Can i have two buckets full please? You are rockin the food porn business. Keep it up.

Debbie said...

This is my kind of food and it looks delicious. We don't have a Chevy's near us. Too bad. I would have loved to have checked them out. I thought of you recently - my husband is creating all kinds of dishes using Krispy Kreme donuts! I remember you posted some things a while back using Krispy Kreme's. I should have some of them up soon. He just loves his Krispy Kremes!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

Just so you know, I've been craving Mexican since you posted that!

A Year on the Grill said...

Great post, and I love pineapple salsa!!!

Biz said...

I've been to a Chevy's once - but it was a work function and the only thing I liked was the chips and salsa - these look amazing!

sophia said...

I've never been to Chevy's...but man I think I'd rather be in your house for dinner...and take home a gallon of that chipotle cream, please! :-)

Nursing uniforms said...

Yummy! Looks yummy, though I haven't yet tried to follow your recipe. Thanks for sharing anyway.

SellWoWAccount said...

The cream and salsa surely brings more taste on the flautas. It sounds an easy recipe to do.

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Mary said...

Cheryl, these look and sound delicious and come just in time for Cinco de Mayo. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Lynda said...

Major YUM! I'm always looking for more Mexican recipes and this one sounds amazing. Thanks Cheryl!

Honey the Great Dane said...

Ohhh, Cheryl - yes, yes, we just watched the last episode of Fringe last night!! (I downloaded it from online) - oh my goodness, I was holding my breath the whole last 10mins of the show! And that moment when Peter "said goodbye" to Olivia...sigh...I was almost in tears!! Oh! Oh! I can't wait for the Final to be over tonight then I can download it from online and watch it!!!!! :-) I checked the "promo preview" on YouTube of the Final and it looks like they've totally gone off on a new tangent again - I love the Fringe wrtiers - always coming up with stuff you never thought of!!


Mini Baker said...

just stumbled upon your blog, I love it! these look so delish!!! I'm gonna pretend cinco de mayo is tomorrow too and make these!
-mini baker

grace said...

man, do i love mexican food. even though it almost always looks a little bit repulsive, it definitely always tastes good. the special cream and salsa here are an excellent touch!

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