How to make it

  • Heat 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil in a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add onions and saute until slightly softened, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic, oregano, chipotle and cumin and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add the shredded chicken. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in the green chiles. Cook mixture for about 5 minutes, or until heated through. Set aside and cool slightly.
  • One at a time, place the tortillas on a work surface, keeping the remaining tortillas covered with a damp towel. (For pliable tortillas, sprinkle lightly with 1/4 teaspoon water and cover with a damp paper towel. Microwave for 10 to 20 seconds just before ready to stuff, and keep covered until ready to roll.)
  • Spread 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture in a rectangle in the center of the tortilla. Sprinkle with about 1/2 cup of cheese (we like lots o' cheese!). Fold the bottom of the tortilla over the filling and then fold the sides over. Fold the top of the tortilla over the folded sides and secure the sides with wooden toothpicks. Place folded side down.
  • Heat the remaining vegetable oil to 350 degrees F. Using tongs, lower the chimichangas folded side down, 1 at a time into the hot oil. (It is helpful to hold the chimichanga with the tongs until it has "sealed" together.) Cook until golden brown on all sides, about 3 minutes. Drain on a paper towel-lined plate and continue with remaining chimichangas.
  • For Guacamole:
  • Mash avocados and combine with tomatoes, onions, garlic, lime juice, chopped peppers and cilantro in a medium bowl. Season with salt. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  • To serve:
  • Remove toothpicks from the chimichangas, cut in half and serve immediately with Chipotle guacamole, sour cream, and fresh cilantro.

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    " It was excellent "
    juels ate it and said...
    This sounds soooo gooood! Love the chipotle guacamole, too! Saved and will be trying soon, thanks!
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  • patoalamanteca36 11 years ago
    Ohh M'lady I just may try this.. whilst our guest is here. It looks easy.. yet saboroso.. so.. it just may be a hit.. . I'll let you know!!!
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    " It was excellent "
    quaziefly ate it and said...
    The title alone got my attention. What a recipe. FIVE!
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    " It was excellent "
    lasaf ate it and said...
    Jalepeno havarti cheese? Wow I have got to try these.-Lori
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    " It was excellent "
    peetabear ate it and said...
    yum... my husband will love these...^5
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    " It was excellent "
    lacrenshaw ate it and said...
    Thanks, Luisa! Another winner from you.
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  • geeimjo 11 years ago
    These look SO good. I will definitely try them soon. Thanks for the great ideas.
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