Cheesy Chicken Chimichangas

Learn how to make cheesy chicken chimichangas

Cheesy Chicken Chimichangas
Recipe type: Mexican Street Food
Cuisine: Mexican
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Serves: 4
Chimichangas are pockets of food pleasure. Filled with a variety of different fillings, this recipe is for spicy, cheesy chicken chimichangas.
  • 4 Deboned, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 Jalapeño chillies, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 2 Medium onions finely chopped
  • 4 Garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 4 Tsp of basic Mexican spice mix
  • 125ml (½ cup) Sour cream
  • 100g Monterey Jack cheese (or strong cheddar)
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 12 x 20cm tortillas
To Make the Filling
  1. Finely chop the chillies, onion and garlic
  2. Thinly slice the chicken breasts across the grain in 2mm slices
  3. Place the chicken breast into a bowl and mix in the Mexican spice mix thoroughly
  4. Allow the chicken to stand for 15 minutes
  5. Heat your pan or wok until smoking hot. Add the chillies, onion and garlic and stir-fry until the onion is translucent and starting to take on color
  6. Move the onion mix to the side of the pan / wok and add the chicken to the denter of the pan / wok
  7. Stir-fry the chicken until almost done and combine it with the onion. Stir in the sour cream
  8. Remove from the heat and stir in the cheese
To Assemble and Cook the Chimichangas
  1. Lay a tortilla on the work surface. Spoon about 2 tablespoons of the filling into the center of the tortilla.
  2. Fold in the sides of the tortilla, then the bottom, and the top, to enclose the filling
  3. Repeat with the remaining tortillas
  4. Spread a large dollop of butter on the folded side of each tortilla
  5. Heat your pan and fry the parcels butter-side-down until golden and crisp, before turning over and frying the other side
  6. Serve the chimichangas hot with sour cream topping and classic tomato salsa


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