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Chicken & Spinach Flautas Recipe

Looking for an easy Chicken & Spinach Flautas recipe? Learn how to make Chicken & Spinach Flautas using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sylkenkat

Makes 10 servings



Baked flautas stuffed with seasoned, shredded chicken, spinach, and cheese are crispy, but don?t have the greasiness of fried versions.

Recipe Ingredients for Chicken & Spinach Flautas

1 pound boneless, skinless Chicken Breast
16 ounces Beer
2 cups Water
1 teaspoon Paprika
1 teaspoon Garlic Powder
1 teaspoon ground Cumin
1 teaspoon Chili Powder
1 Jalapeno Pepper, minced
3 cups Baby Spinach, chopped
5 burrito-size Flour Tortillas (9 inches)
6 ounces Queso Quesadilla or other melting cheese, shredded
1/2 cup black beans
1 tablespoon Olive Oil, or cooking spray

Recipe Directions for Chicken & Spinach Flautas

  1. Preheat the oven to 450*F.

  2. Put the chicken breasts in a deep sided saute pan and cover with the beer and water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove the chicken from the liquid and shred it. Mix together the chicken and seasonings.

  3. Pour out all but 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Add the jalapeno and spinach and cook over low heat until for 2-3 minutes, or until the spinach is wilted.

  4. Cut the tortillas in half. Spoon 1/10th of the chicken (about 1 tablespoon) along the long edge of a tortilla. Repeat with the spinach and cheese. Roll the tortilla up, starting with the straight edge. Place seam-side down on an oiled baking sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

  5. Brush the flautas with olive oil or spray with cooking spray. Bake for 10 minutes, then turn them over and bake for until 10 minutes, or until crispy. Serve with salsa and salad.

Categories

Chicken, Main Dish, Mexican, Bake, Poach

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 189.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
192
Calories from Fat
44
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
4.9g
8%
Saturated Fat
1.3g
6%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
40mg
13%
Sodium
199mg
8%
Potassium
365mg
10%
Total Carbohydrates
16.6g
6%
Dietary Fiber
3.0g
12%
Sugars
0.5g
Protein
17.5g
Vitamin A 22% Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 6% Iron 9%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • High in vitamin B6
  •   Bad points
  • Contains alcohol
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