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    Chicken Chimi Chimies ( Chimichangas )

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    45 mins

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    momaphet's Note:

    This is an easy chimichanga, great for a busy day. I like to cook the chicken ahead, so that dinner can be ready in under 30 minutes. One chimi is good for smaller eaters, two for those hearty appetites. This is a mild dish, unless you add lots of cumin, which makes it great for kids. If you like spicy add a few dashes of hot sauce or a diced jalapeño. After reading a couple of reviews I realized that I too was increasing the sour cream without paying exact attention to the recipe this adapted from. I don't always start with the same amount of chicken so, you want the mix to be slightly wet and gooshy without being drippy, it should cling together. I sometimes add 1/2 cup of shredded cheese to the mix, but you can leave it out to avoid the extra fat. Serve with your favorite side dishes, I like Spanish rice and fruit with this.

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    1. 1
      Preheat oven to 450°F.
    2. 2
      Boil chicken in water until done, about 15 minutes. For extra flavor add some onion & garlic (fresh or dry), and salt and pepper to the water. Shred chicken.
    3. 3
      Sauté garlic and onion in the oil about 5 minutes, don't brown.
    4. 4
      Stir together chicken and all the ingredients except for butter, tortillas and cheese.
    5. 5
      Brush tortillas one at a time with melted butter, to the dry side and a spoon a generous scoop of chicken mixture in a line about 1 inch from one edge of the tortilla, tuck in sides as you go and roll up tortilla, and place seam side down on a cookie sheet, repeat until all you mixture is used.
    6. 6
      NOTE: You can wait an brush with butter after it's rolled, this is done best if tortillas are room temperature.
    7. 7
      Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.
    8. 8
    9. 9
      If you prefer your cheese melted, a few minutes before removing from the oven, sprinkle each chimi with shredded cheese.
    10. 10
      Serve chimis with shredded cheese, also good with sour cream, chopped tomatoes and black olives.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on November 15, 2013


      All of us thought this was very good. After reading the reviews, I decided to replace the tomato sauce with salsa. I thought it gave the kick that some of the other reviewers thought was missing. I used 2 tsp. cumin and I also sprayed them with Pam, as another reviewer suggested. For the chicken breast, I used chopped meat from a purchased rotisserie chicken. I will definitely make this again. Thanks for posting!

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    • on November 13, 2013


      These were really good.....we added a little extra cumin for personal taste, but apart from that didn't really stray from the recipe.<br/>The butter works well to crisp them up, but if you want to save a few calories, just spray them lightly with oil.<br/>A delightful family dinner, that is as versatile as it is delicious!<br/>Made for PRMR.

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    • on October 03, 2013


      What a yummy chimi...I cut the recipe in half...there's just the two of us...I added in some extra spices like others had suggested and I replace the green chili's with minced jalapeno...for the cheese I used a mixed Mexican shredded cheese...I did top them with some sour cream and salsa...quick and easy...loved the added butter for crispness...thanks for posting it...=)

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    Nutritional Facts for Chicken Chimi Chimies ( Chimichangas )

    Serving Size: 1 (2644 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 655.0
    Calories from Fat 270
    Total Fat 30.0 g
    Saturated Fat 11.9 g
    Cholesterol 91.1 mg
    Sodium 998.2 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 61.3 g
    Dietary Fiber 4.0 g
    Sugars 3.8 g
    Protein 33.2 g

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