Chimichangas is one of the favorite Mexican dishes. A chimichanga is a tortilla filled with chicken and cheese filling. It is wrapped like a burrito and deep-fried in a heated oil. It is best served with a variety of dipping sauces. Serve it with your favorite side dishes like guacamole and salsa.
• 1-1.5 lbs cooked seasoned chicken (chopped)
• 6-8 oz mozzarella cheese (shredded)
• 1 x 4 oz can of green chilies (drained)
• 8-10 large flour tortillas
• some oil for deep frying
• 1 small avocado
• 2 tbsp jalapeno juice
• 2 tbsp chopped pickled jalapenos
• 1 cup Mexican table cream
• 2 tbsp ranch seasoning
Prepare a large mixing bowl.
Add chopped cooked chicken into the bowl.
Add shredded mozzarella cheese and green chilies.
Mix the filling well to combine.
Microwave large flour tortillas for a minute.
Once done, lay a tortilla on a work surface.
Divide the filling into 8-10 equal portions to make 8-10 chimichangas.
Place the filling in the middle of the tortilla.
Wrap it like a burrito.
Do the same with the rest of the filling and tortillas.
Place them on a baking tray or plate.
Set a frying pan over medium-high heat.
Add some oil and let it heat.
Fry the chimichangas for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown.
Once done, remove from the pan and transfer to a plate.
Let it cool and set aside.
Meanwhile, make the dipping sauce.
Add avocado into a food processor.
Add jalapeno juice and chopped pickled jalapenos.
Add Mexican table cream and season with ranch seasoning.
Push to combine well.
Once done, transfer to a sauce bowl.
Serve with chimichangas.
Tips and ideas:
You can dip chimichangas in your preferred sauce like mustard, sweet and chili sauce, or mayonnaise.
You can store chimichangas in the fridge in an air-tight container for meal prep.
You can also cook chimichangas using an air-fryer.
Images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9rlG5ZF1mxM