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Chimichanga (/ɪmiˈæŋɡə/; Spanish: [tʃimiˈtʃaŋɡa]) is a deep-fried burrito that is popular in Tex-Mex, Southwestern U.S. cuisine. The dish is typically prepared by filling a flour tortilla with a wide range of ingredients, most commonly rice, cheese, beans, machaca (dried meat), carne adobada (marinated meat), carne seca (dried beef), or shredded chicken, and folding it into a rectangular package. It is then deep-fried and can be accompanied by salsa, guacamole, sour cream or cheese.

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Chicken Chimichangas Recipe

Ingredients 1 1/2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, cooked and shredded (3 1/2 cups) 2 tsp olive oil 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion 1 clove garlic, minced 1/2 cup tomato sauce 1/2 cup water or chicken broth 2 1/2 tsp chili powder 1/2 tsp cumin 1/2 tsp paprika 1/4 tsp ground coriander 3 Tbsp salsa (optional) 2 Tbsp sour cream, plus more for topping 1 1/2 cups refried beans, homemade or store bought* 6 burrito size flour tortillas Vegetable oil, for frying 5 oz. shredded Mexican cheese blend (1 1/4 cups)** Guacamole, for serving

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Homemade Spicy Chicken Chimichangas Recipe

INGREDIENTS ½ tbsp chili powder ½ tsp cayenne pepper ½ tbsp garlic powder ½ tbsp all purpose flour 1 tbsp vegetable oil 1½ lbs chicken breast, boneless, skinless, cut in cubes 1 yellow onion, chopped 1½ jalapenos, seeded and minced 1 tbsp chopped garlic 1½ to 2 cups chicken broth, plus extra if necessary 2 tbsp red wine vinegar 1 (15-ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed juice from 1 lime ¼ cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves 2 cups vegetable oil flour tortillas, steamed 1½ cups shredded pepper jack cheese 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce ½ cup salsa ½ cup sour cream ¼ cup seeded and diced tomatoes

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Cannoli Chimichangas Dessert Recipe

INGREDIENTS 6 medium size flour tortillas 8 oz. cream cheese ¼ cup ricotta cheese ½ cup sugar ¼ cup sour cream 1 cup mini chocolate chips ½ tsp. vanilla 2 cups oil for frying Cocoa sugar coating ¼ cup sugar ¼ teaspoon cocoa powder Toppings: Hot fudge caramel ice cream

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Baked Chicken Chimichangas Recipe

Ingredients 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped or shredded 1 cup of your favorite salsa 1 teaspoon ground cumin 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese 2 green onions, chopped (about 1/4 cup) 6 (8 inch) flour tortillas 2 tablespoons butter, melted diced tomato, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and shredded cheddar cheese for topping

Contributed by Karen Webb

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