Chicken Chimichangas

Chicken Chimichangas

Super classy I know :). I’ve said this before but really I don’t eat very “classy”. When I was trying to think of a food related blog name (back when I started this blog) it seemed like all the good ones were taken so Cooking Classy was the best I could come up with. I know chimichangas aren’t classy at all and they are super hard to make look pretty but they taste amazing! And if there is one thing I know how to make, it’s a perfectly fried chimichanga. Growing up I lived on the bean and cheese chimichangas (honestly I don’t know if that would even be considered a chimichanga or just a fried bean and cheese burrito, but either way I’m hooked on those). My mom would make them a lot because they were so quick and easy.

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
Read the whole recipe on Cooking Classy