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south-o-the-border essentials:chicken chimichangas

(4 ratings)
Recipe by
Andy Anderson !
Wichita, KS

I love a good chimichanga… all that yummy pulled chicken and gooey cheese, lovingly wrapped up in a flour tortilla, fried to perfection, and then covered in a perfect white sauce. So yummy. FYI: I've included recipes for the pulled chicken, and the yummy white sauce. So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

(4 ratings)
yield 2 serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Pan Fry

Ingredients For south-o-the-border essentials:chicken chimichangas

  • 2 lg
    flour tortillas
  • 5 oz
    spicy pulled chicken, slightly warm, recipe at the end of the directions
  • 2 oz
    pepper jack cheese,freshly shredded
  • 2 oz
    colby cheese, freshly shredded
  • 2 oz
    spicy white sauce, recipe at the end of the directions
  • grapeseed oil for cooking

How To Make south-o-the-border essentials:chicken chimichangas

  • 1
  • 2
    Gather your ingredients.
  • 3
    Lay a flour tortilla on a clean surface and lay half of the pulled chicken straight down the middle.
  • 4
    Chef’s Note: Leave enough room at the ends for the folding process.
  • 5
    Place half of the cheese on top of the chicken.
  • 6
    Begin by rolling one side of the tortilla up and over the filling.
  • 7
    Tuck in both sides
  • 8
    Finish by continuing the roll, so that the seam side is down.
  • 9
    Add the grapeseed oil to a sauté pan, and heat to 350f (175c).
  • 10
    Chef’s Note: The oil should be deep enough to cover half the height of the chimichanga.
  • 11
    Add the chimichanga to the hot oil, seam side down.
  • 12
    Cook until nice and brown, about 2 – 3 minutes per side.
  • 13
    Chef’s Tip: If you are cooking these in batches, warm your oven to 250f (120c), and then put the finished ones in the oven, while the others are cooking.
  • 14
  • 15
    Place on a nice plate and cover with some spicy white sauce, and maybe some Mexican rice. Enjoy.
  • 16
    Keep the faith, and keep cooking.
  • 17
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    Spicy Mexican White Sauce:
  • 19
    Spicy Pulled Chicken:

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