Feed a crowd at any game time party with these incredibly delicious and easy to make Jalapeno Popper Chicken Flautas finger foods.
For this recipe, I wanted to merge two of my favorite game time recipes – jalapeno poppers and chicken flautas – to create one ultimate game time appetizer. This was a raging success! Not only was this recipe insanely easy to make, my husband deemed it one of his top 5 favorite things I’ve ever made. You see, I do a lot of cooking, hence having the food blog, so having a new recipe land in his top 5 is no small feat.
The key to having this recipe not only be outrageously delicious, but easy to make, is in the tortillas. I’ve been buying these TortillaLand tortillas at Costco now for years. If you’ve never enjoyed these, you’re in for a serious treat. You see, you buy these tortillas completely uncooked and you cook them yourself at home. That means that they are not only fresher tasting tortillas, but they are so much easier to work with than those standard tortillas that are already cooked that tear when you roll them and generally taste a bit dry in my opinion. These are downright delicious. They are made with five simple ingredients – wheat flour, water, canola oil, salt, sugar – and offer a great taste and texture that I’ve never been able to find in any other kind of tortilla. I’ve used these TortillaLand tortillas in everything from burritos to desserts to these flautas. Trust me, once you try them you’ll be wishing you had found them earlier in life. You can find more information on the tortillas as well as where to find a club near you that carries them by visiting www.tortillafan.com.
These flautas couldn’t have been easier to prepare. I bought pre-cooked chicken breasts. Of course, you can use leftover rotisserie chicken or even cook the breasts on your own. I even cheated a little and used pre-shredded cheese.
Because the tortillas aren’t yet cooked, they roll up very well. No breaking or tearing here. Only a tight little flauta. You know, I debated whether I should call these taquitos or flautas and the trusty internet told me that taquitos are typically made with corn tortillas and that flautas are typically made with flour, otherwise there really isn’t a difference. Hmmm. You learn something new every day!
I used a canola oil spray on the baking sheet as well as on the tops of the tortillas and they browned up to lovely perfection. You’ll also know when they’re done because the jalapeno cheesy middle will want to start bubbling and oozing out. Oh yes.
You can’t tell me that you wouldn’t love sinking your teeth into one, two, or seven of these crispy and flavorful treats while your favorite team is dominating the scoreboard.
And now, I have an incredible offer for you game day, tortilla, #partyfood, Costco-loving people: I’m offering my readers a chance to win a $50 Costco Gift Card! All you need to do is go to Costco, pick up a package of TortillaLand tortillas, and share the recipe you make with me by February 12, 2016. I will pick my favorite and will award the Costco gift card by February 19. Simply describe your #gotortillaland recipe in the comments below!
- 4 chicken breasts, cooked and shredded
- 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 4 jalapenos, stems and seeds removed, finely chopped
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 cups Mexican blend shredded cheese (cheddar, jack, etc.)
- 16 TortillaLand tortillas
- oil spray
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
- In a medium sized bowl, combine chicken, cream cheese, jalapenos, salt, cumin, garlic powder, and shredded cheese.
- Divide the chicken mixture evenly between the 16 tortillas and roll tightly.
- Generously spray baking sheet with cooking spray and place rolled flautas in a single layer with the seam side down on greased pan. Spray tops of flautas with more cooking spray.
- Bake until cheese is melty and tortillas begin to turn golden brown, about 10-15 minutes.
- Serve warm on their own or with guacamole or fresh toppings like cilantro or additional jalapeno, if desired.
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