Chimichangas are one of the most brilliant inventions in the world of food, as far as I am concerned.  You can make them with chicken, beef, pork, beans, veggies, anything you want.  Wrap them up in tortillas with cheese, and fry them.  Brilliant, right?

I'm not a fan of the huge one-ingredient only chimis I get at some restaurants, so I wanted to make my own spin on this:

Chibi Chicken Chimichangas  
chibi meaning little!

Using small tortillas and a roast chicken from the shop, I added in all my favorite ingredients and had dinner on the table in a flash.   You can modify this recipe to include (or exclude) just about anything!  And they're fried! 
So you know it's good*.

*good tasting. not good for you.

Step 1: Ingredients

In this version, I used:
  • flour tortillas
  • 1/2 pre-cooked rotisserie chicken, shredded
  • 1 ear fresh corn, kernels cut from cob
  • 2 small sweet peppers, chopped
  • 1/2 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 avocado, chopped
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • corn oil for frying
<p>Oh these sound and look amazing. I wonder if corn tortillas would work as well? Or could I wrap them like tamales? I am going try these. Thank you. I am not a fan of the huge one ingredient chimis either.</p>
Yum. Any tips on how to keep the tortillas from puffing up and falling apart when cooking?
Cooking this tonight! Thanks for the idea!
ok almost all the stuff together..making them soon :)
Love this! The corn is a great call.
Looks delicious :D!
Now I'm craving chimichangas. Thanks for the great 'ibe!
these sound good :)
this is brilliant chimichanga poppers!!! its like egroll sized bites soooo good. I actually told my girlfriend about this. we are heading to the store soon :)

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