Beer Style: Brown Ale

Baked Chicken and Spinach Flautas

Crunchy, baked chicken and spinach flautas made with your favorite brown ale. Serve these with guacamole, salsa and homemade sour cream.


  • 2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 bottle (12 ounces) beer
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, minced
  • 2 cups baby spinach, chopped
  • 12 flour tortillas (8 inch)
  • 6 ounces shredded Colby jack cheese
  • cooking spray


  1. To make these flautas, preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. In a large saucepan, combine the brown ale, water, salt, garlic powder, cumin, chili powder and half of the jalapeño.
  3. Add the chicken to the pan and bring to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove the chicken and shred with two forks or add it to the bowl of your KitchenAid mixer with the paddle attachment and let her go.
  5. Pour out all but 1/4 cup of the cooking liquid. Add the remainingjalapeño and spinach; cook over low heat for a couple minutes, until the spinach is wilted.
  6. Spoon a heaping tablespoon of the chicken mixture near the edge of the tortilla. Add a spoonful of spinach and cheese over top of the chicken. Roll the tortilla up tightly.
  7. Place seam-side down on a greased cookie sheet. Repeat with remaining tortillas. Spray the prepared flautas with cooking spray.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes, flip over and back for 5 to 10 minutes more until the tortillas are golden brown. Serve with sour cream, guacamole and salsa.

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