Baked Cheesy Chicken Flautas

Get ready for everything you love about traditional flautas without any of the deep-fried hassle. With these Baked Cheesy Chicken Flautas, you get all the crispiness plus the melty blend of cheeses you crave with the convenience of your oven. Each chicken flauta gets baked to golden perfection, so you get all that seasoned chicken and cheesy goodness in every bite. And the Herbed Sour Cream? Let’s just say it turns this simple recipe into a full-on party on your plate, and it’s a party you don’t want to miss.
Prep 20 Minutes
Total Time 35 Minutes
Servings 10

Ingredient List

Herbed Sour Cream

  • 1 container (8 oz) sour cream
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves
  • 2 tablespoons roughly chopped green onions
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 packet (.85 oz) Old El Paso™ Chicken Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1 cup chopped cooked chicken
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend (4 oz)
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened (from 8-oz package)
  • 1 can (4 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 1 package (8.2 oz) Old El Paso™ Flour Tortillas for Soft Tacos and Fajitas (10 Count)
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Place Herbed Sour Cream ingredients in blender; cover and puree 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth. Transfer to small bowl; cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Heat oven to 425°F. Spray large rimmed pan with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix oil and 1 tablespoon of the taco seasoning mix.
  3. In medium bowl, mix chicken, shredded cheese, cream cheese, chiles and remaining taco seasoning mix.
  4. Place slightly less than 1/4 cup chicken mixture on bottom third of each tortilla. Roll up tightly; place seam-side down in pan. Brush filled tortillas with oil mixture. Bake 10 to 13 minutes or until filling is hot (at least 165°F) and flautas are crispy. Serve with Herbed Sour Cream.

Expert Tips

  • The Herbed Sour Cream in this baked chicken flautas recipe can be made up to a day ahead; store covered in the refrigerator.
  • We tested this baked chicken flautas recipe using deli shredded rotisserie chicken, but any leftover cooked chicken will do the trick.
  • The Herbed Sour Cream also makes a great topping for beef or chicken tacos—or you can use it as a spread for steak sandwiches.


  • 1 Serving Calories 270 (Calories from Fat 160);  Total Fat 18g (Saturated Fat 9g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 45mg;  Sodium 540mg;  Potassium 105mg;  Total Carbohydrate 17g (Dietary Fiber 0g ,Sugars 4g);  Protein 9g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 10%;  Vitamin C 4%;  Calcium 10%;  Iron 6%
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch;  1/2 Very Lean Meat;  1/2 High-Fat Meat;  2 1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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