Chevys Fresh Mex is a chain of Mexican-style casual dining restaurants located in the United States. The chain was founded in 1981 by Warren Simmon, Sr. and Warren "Scooter" Simmon, Jr. in Alameda, California.




Chicken Flautas

Chevy's Chicken Flautas
Copycat Recipe

Makes 6

6 10 inches flour tortillas
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced 
1 teaspoon cooking oil 
2 cups shredded cooked chicken 
1 cup canned black bean, rinsed and drained 
1/2 cup bottled salsa 
1/2 cup shredded Mexican blend cheese  
2 tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro or 2 tablespoons oregano cooking oil for frying 
3 cups shredded lettuce

Optional Garnishes
bottled salsa 
sour cream 

 Preheat oven to 350 degrees . Wrap tortillas tightly in foil. Heat in oven about 10 minutes or until heated through.

To Make the Filling:  In a large saucepan, cook onion and garlic in the 1 teaspoon hot oil until tender. Stir in chicken, black beans, 1/2 cup bottled salsa, the cheese, and 2 tablespoons cilantro.

To Fry  the Flautas:  Spoon about 1/2 cup of filling across each warm tortilla about 1-1/2 inches from one edge. Roll up tortillas as tightly as possible. Secure with wooden toothpicks. In a very large, deep skillet, heat 1-1/2 inches of cooking oil to 365 degrees. Fry flautas, two at a time, for 2 to 3 minutes or until crisp and golden brown, turning once. Drain on paper towels. Keep fried flautas warm in a 300 degree oven while frying remaining flautas.

To Bake Flautas: Prepare filling and shape flautas as directed. Place flautas on a large baking sheet and brush with 1 tablespoon cooking oil. Bake in a 350 degree  oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until golden brown and heated through.

To Serve:  Remove toothpicks. Halve flautas crosswise. If desired, serve with guacamole, salsa, sour cream, and cilantro. The dipping sauce is Jalapeno Jelly.

Chevy's Jalapeno Jelly
Copycat Recipe

3/4 cup chopped red bell peppers
3/4 cup chopped green bell peppers
1/3 cup diced and seeded jalapeno's peppers
2 3/4 cups sugar
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
6 tablespoons certo liquid pectin

To Make the Jelly:  Combine the peppers, jalapenos, sugar, vinegar, and lime juice in a large saucepan over medium heat. Cook until warm and sugar is dissolved. Pour the mixture in a blender or food processor and blend for 5 seconds. Return the blended mixture to the saucepan and bring to a boil. Skim off any foam that rises to the surface. Decrease the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in the pectin, increase the heat to medium high, and bring to a boil. Remove from heat and cool.  The jelly will set as it cools. Once cool cover and refrigerate. The jalapeno jelly will keep for 5-6 days.


  1. What's the pale orange sauce squirted on top of the flautas?

  2. that's just a chipotle aioli (mayo + chipotle/garlic/cumin/paprika) as far as i can guess

  3. Yes, Chipotle Aioli Mayo :-p

    (I Worked at Chevy's for 4 years and this was my all time favorite dish... it just doesn't taste the same without this Aioli.. hehe.)

    The recipe for this Aioli is:
    1 cup Best Foods Mayonnaise, 2 tbsp finely chopped chives, 2 tsp fresh Lime Juice, 2 garlic cloves minced, 1 tsp Chipotle Chili Powder, pinch of each Salt and Pepper.

    In a food processor; blend all herbs and spices together, then add the mayonnaise and blend.

    1. Thanks, Elise, for the aioli recipe. Chevy's just pulled up stakes in Las Vegas and I am so depressed. Your recipe will make me feel a little better. :-)

    2. Chipotle chili powde4. I make it with the chipotle in Adobe sauce not a powder. Its an exact replica.

  4. Chevy's flautas have corn, not black beans. Won't try this recipe.

    1. A true Debbie Downer!! Its still a good recipe... Lol

  5. This is awesome. Our Chevy's closed down a few years ago and I miss these flautas especially. You just can't find this anywhere else since its American take on Mexican.

  6. PS, do you have the black beans recipe? It looks like the one here is Cafe Rio.