Friday, April 24, 2009

Finally a new post!

I've been slacking off in the cooking department & especially in updating my blog lately. I have made a lot of yummy dishes that I will post later. Last night I decided to make Smothered Green Chili Chicken Chimichangas to use up some leftover green chili I had made a few days ago. We LOVE Mexican food around our house but I had never made chimichangas before. I was a little nervous but they were SO EASY and so delicious they will be around for many more meals! Here's the recipe so enjoy!

Chicken Chimichangas
1 lb. shredded chicken, cooked (any meat you like would work)
1/2 onion, diced
1 can chopped green chili
1 tsp salt
1 tsp oregano
1-2 tsp chili powder
12 large tortillas
Vegetable Oil
Sour Cream
Shredded Cheese
Any other toppings you like

Warm small amount of oil in pan. Saute onions and chili. Add in remaining ingredients and simmer for about 2-3 minutes. Fill tortillas with filling & fold envelope style. ( I used a toothpick to keep them closed)
In skillet warm about 3/4 inch of oil. Once oil is ready carefully place tortillas in pan, seam side down. Allow to turn tan & crispy. Turn onto other side & do same.
Remove from pan & pat with paper towel to remove excess grease. Garnish as desired & ENJOY! I served with beans & cheese.