Recipe Courtesy of CHI-CHI'S®
“Flauta” is Spanish for “flute,” but these little rolled tacos are more commonly known in the U.S. as taquitos. Taquitos are usually purchased frozen, in industrial-sized packages from Costco or Sam’s Club, but making them yourself takes no time, and results in a much more satisfying flauta.
In medium bowl, stir together chicken, cheese, salsa and cumin; mix well. Spoon chicken mixture evenly down center of each tortilla. Tightly roll tortilla around filling; secure each with wooden pick.
In a large skillet, heat 2 inches oil over medium-high heat until 360ºF. Fry tortillas, three at a time, until crisp and golden brown. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Drain on paper towels; remove wooden picks.
Serve flautas with desired toppings and Mexican condiments such as sour cream, guacamole and salsa.