Chicken Flauta Bake

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Chicken Flauta Bake

Prep Time: minutes
Cook Time: minutes
Yields: servings


  • For Sour Cream Sauce
  • 1 cup sour cream or crema
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • salt to taste
  • You Will Also Need
  • 2 cups shredded chicken or taco meat previously cooked
  • 8 flour tortillas no bigger than 6 inches in size
  • oil for frying
  • 2 cups rices and beans previously cooked
  • 2 cups colby jack cheese shredded
  • 8X8 baking pan
  • 1 cup of your favorite salsa for garnish
  • 2 2 green onions, sliced thin for garnish
Chicken flautas with rice and beans, covered in a creamy sour cream sauce with melted cheese. Yes, please! Delicious and easy to share.

Some recipes are born out of necessity, such as this recipe for a chicken flauta baked casserole. Using some basic leftovers, you'll be transform them into a whole new dish!

In my house, you can typically find tortillas, sour cream and cheese in the refrigerator. Not very inspiring when looked at as individual ingredients, but pair them with some chicken, rice and beans and it's a meal in the making.

When preparing this recipe, I needed a dish to share with friends and instead of serving it all separate, I simply combined everything into a baking dish to create this memorable warm casserole. This sour cream sauce is adapted from a popular sauce in Mexico known as jocoque, a white and creamy sauce with Lebanese origins. The addition of the buttermilk in this recipe adds a nice tangy note!


  1. In the blender combine all the ingredients for the sour cream sauce. Blend on high for a few seconds. Taste for salt and set aside.
  2. Wrap tortillas in paper towels and heat in microwave for 30 to 40 seconds. Fill and roll the tortillas with chicken. Secure closed with a toothpick at the seam of each flauta, set aside.
  3. Preheat 1/2-cup of oil to medium heat for 5-6 minutes. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Fry the flautas until golden brown and crispy, turning as needed. Transfer to a plate lined with paper towels. Remove toothpicks.
  4. To the pan, add the rice and beans in an even layer. Pour ½ cup of sour cream sauce over it and top with ½ cup of cheese.
  5. Layer crispy flautas over the top of rice and beans. Pour the remaining sour cream sauce over it and top with remaining cheese. Bake in preheated oven for 25-30 minutes, just until warmed through and cheese has melted.

Chef Notes

Leftovers can easily become a casserole dish for a potluck dinner or dish to pass. Sides, main course, sauce and your favorite melting cheese is all you need to build this delicious casserole recipe. Using filled flautas requires less chicken, as opposed to adding chicken to the casserole in layers.

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