Pollo Asado Flautas
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
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Yields: 8 servings
 
Citrus marinated, grilled chicken that's shredded and rolled in a flour tortilla. Then it's fried to a crisp golden brown and served on a bed of lettuce with a fresh dipping sauce.
Ingredients
  • 2 oranges
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lime
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 4 chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
  • queso fresco cheese
  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • 16 flour tortillas
  • lettuce
  • avocado lime dipping sauce
Instructions
  1. Mix together the olive oil with the juice from the lemon, lime and oranges, season with garlic and salt; set aside. Cut the onion and the rinds from the lemon, lime and oranges into thin slices. Place chicken breasts into a gallon size freezer bag, add the onion and fruit slices and mix together well. Pour the oil/juice into the bag, seal, removing as much air as possible. Refrigerate for 2 -24 hours.
  2. Remove chicken and discard the marinade. Arrange chicken on a broiler pan, place on a lower rack in the oven and broil on high for 15-20 minutes or until done, turning once. Remove from oven and cool slightly.
  3. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet to 375°F.
  4. Using a couple of forks, shred the chicken. Place a heaping tablespoon of chicken on a warmed tortilla and top with some crumbled cheese. Tightly roll the meat and cheese in the tortilla and secure with a toothpick.
  5. Using tongs, gently place the rolled tortilla in the hot oil. Cook until it is golden brown, turning once. Remove from oil and place on a paper towel to drain.
Notes
Serve on a bed of lettuce with some avocado lime sauce, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, or pico de gallo.
Recipe by Fluster Buster at http://flusterbuster.com/pollo-asado-flautas.html