Making of Tasty Chicken Chimichangas

by Dov Waxman

It is very interesting to try and taste different varieties of cuisines. Do you want to try a recipe of the United States? Chimichanga is the popular Southwestern U.S. cuisine. It is a deep-fried burrito prepared by filling a flour tortilla with a wide range of ingredients. It can be filled with beans, cheese, rice, shredded chicken and many others. Below is the preparation of chicken Chimichangas.

List of ingredients required

  • 2/3 cup of picante sauce or 2/3 cup of salsa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried and crushed oregano leaves
  • 2 green onions chopped with some tops
  • 6 or 8 inch flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons of melted margarine
  • shredded cheddar cheese, chopped green onion, and picante sauce for serving

Chicken, picante sauce or salsa, oregano, cumin, cheese and onions are mixed first. Take the tortilla and place about 1/4 cup of the above chicken mixture in its center. Now fold the opposite sides over the filling. Roll up the tortilla from the bottom and keep the semi-side down on a baking sheet. It should be folded in the form of rectangles and secured with wooden picks. Then it is brushed with melted margarine and baked in oven at 400°F for 25 minutes or until golden. Now additional cheese, green onion, and picante sauce or salsa can be added to the dish for garnishing before serving.


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