Chimichangas

These are so easy, tasty and very adaptable to suit different tastes.

This is todays version but you can tweak them to how you like. You can use mince or shredded beef instead.

Vary the filling to include veggies you like such as corn kernals, carrot ribbons, avocado, beans etc.
If you don’t like cheese don’t add it.

You don’t have to bake them if you prefer soft tortillas. I like the crunch of them though when baked.
They are just as yummy hot or cold. When cold they are nice and soft with only a slight crunch. See, very adaptable!

Great to pop into a lunch box. My son has one in his lunch box for tomorrow. He has already gobbled two up tonight much to my surprise.

This recipe is very approximate as it is to taste. I make 7 from this recipe but you can vary the size to get more or less.

Serve with salad. Yummo! I’m impressed with this random creation using up odds and ends in the fridge.

My home made Tortilla recipe can be found here:

 

Chimichangas
Yields 8
A hit with adults and kiddies. Great served cold the next day in the lunchbox.
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Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
45 min
Prep Time
25 min
Cook Time
20 min
Total Time
45 min
Ingredients
  1. 8 x Tortillas (or more if you use less filling in each one)
  2. 300g chicken breast, roughly chopped
  3. 500g hot water
  4. 20g oil
  5. 1 onion, peeled and quartered
  6. 1 garlic clove, peeled
  7. 1 capsicum, diced
  8. 3 tablespoons fajita seasoning, or to taste
  9. 200g sour cream
  10. 200g salsa
  11. 150g cheese, or more if you prefer
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Place chicken into rice basket. Put in to place in bowl. Pour over water.
  3. Cook at steaming temp, speed 3 for 18 minutes or until cooked through.
  4. Set aside.
  5. Empty water from bowl.
  6. Add onion and garlic. Blitz on speed 8 for 5 secs. Scrape down.
  7. Add oil and seasoning.
  8. Cook at steaming temperature, speed 2 for 4 minutes or until spices become aromatic.
  9. Add chicken.
  10. Shred on reverse, speed 4 for 4-6 seconds.
  11. Warm tortillas in the microwave for 30 secs to soften them. This makes them easy to work with.
  12. On a tortilla spread some sour cream, top with salsa then chicken. Add some capsicum and some cheese. Wrap up ensuring there is no gap.
  13. Place folded edge down on a lined baking tray.
  14. Repeat for all tortillas.
  15. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown on the outside.
  16. Serve with salad.
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By |2017-06-12T11:23:12+00:00January 21st, 2014|Categories: Lunch and Dinner, Lunchbox|6 Comments

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Peta
Peta is a mum to three gorgeous and very energetic young boys. She loves everyday food that is achievable for a busy family, and has a passion for involving children in cooking.

6 Comments

  1. Sarah @ Fatshioning It Up April 13, 2014 at 9:51 am - Reply

    Hi! Where is the link to the thermionic fajita seasoning? I can’t seem to find it? Or is it from the EDC?

  2. Sarah August 19, 2014 at 8:01 am - Reply

    These are seriously good Peta! At some stage could you please share what your fajita seasoning is?

    • Peta August 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm - Reply

      I use one from one of the forums. Its in my seasonings album on FB. I am working on a new one though 🙂

  3. Kirsty November 4, 2014 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Made this last night, and it was a bit too hot for the 4yo and fiance – in future will only use 1 tbsp of fajita seasoning haha but yum! so easy and so delicious! we served ours with a simple salad 🙂

  4. Sarah November 11, 2014 at 7:47 am - Reply

    This is one of my fave recipes of yours peta it is seriously awesome we gobble it up every time! 5 stars!

  5. Ally May 9, 2015 at 7:35 pm - Reply

    WOW!! This was so delicious and the kids were so excited to be eating one of their comic book heroes favourite food i didnt even have to force feed them like normal! (even went back for seconds) definitely a winner in our house!!!

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