Chimichangas always make me think of my great grandma. She was around until I was 16. So there were quite a few years in there getting to know her as best a kid can get to know an old person.
My family has always been very close. We used to see each other almost once a month. I feel like August was about the only month that we didn’t see each other. Even with that, my mom would try to take my great grandma (her grandma) to lunch. My family is a huge fan of Mexican food, which is so funny because I absolutely detested it growing up. Generally speaking, my mom and great grandma would go out for Mexican food. Mom would order tacos, and Great Grandma would order chimichangas! They were her absolute favorite.
It took me a long time to learn to like Mexican food, but now that I do, I love to cook it as well! These chimichangas are homemade, simple, quick, and delicious!
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Fewer than 10 ingredients before the optional garnishes. This meal only takes 30 minutes! Hard to believe that something so tasty is made so quickly!
Thanks to Christy at The Girl Who Ate Everything for this WONDERFUL recipe!
- 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
- 1 cup of your favorite salsa
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- ½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 green onions, chopped (about ¼ cup)
- 6 (8 inch) flour tortillas
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- diced tomato, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and shredded cheddar cheese for topping
- Preheat oven to 400°F.
- Mix chicken, salsa, cumin, oregano, cheese and onions. Place about ⅓ cup of the chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla.
- Fold opposite sides over filling. Roll up from bottom and place seam-side down on a baking sheet.
- Brush with melted butter. Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
- Garnish with desired toppings and serve with salsa on the side.
Check out the original source for this recipe with step-by-step photographs and helpful tips as well as many other delicious recipes at: The Girl Who Ate Everything.