Oil-Fried Chicken Chimichanga Recipe

fried chicken chimichangas

I considered calling this just “Fried chicken chimichanga recipe,” but doesn’t that sort of imply you’re using fried chicken? Talk about a heart attack. Could you bake it and be healthy? Sure. But I get my healthy dinners from Sunbasket on Tuesdays, so Mondays I just throw my hands up in the air and pray the malnutrition gods don’t get me.

Let’s talk tomatoes…

tomatoes on wood

Okay. I know what you’re thinking. What do tomatoes have to do with an oil-fried chicken chimichanga recipe? Well, there are tomatoes in it, but really I just think it’s high time I ranted about tomatoes. I hate them so so much. Truly, I do. I don’t even eat ketchup. And yet, sometimes, they’re the only acid that makes sense for a recipe. It’s such a bummer.

Anyway, that’s why I’m using half a can of tomatoes instead of buying fresh tomatoes. I don’t want them in my house. Gross. Don’t worry, my husband feels the same way. If you’re wondering what the heck to do with the other half, I suggest making this guacamole but change the roma tomatoes to the other half of the can. That’s what I do, and it’s delicious.

On to the Oil-Fried Chicken Chimichanga Recipe You’ve all Been Waiting for!

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Oil Fried Chicken Chimichanga Recipe
A deep-fried chimichanga recipe
fried chicken chimichangas
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 35 min
Passive Time 2.5 hrs
Servings
chimichangas
Ingredients
Prep Time 10 min
Cook Time 35 min
Passive Time 2.5 hrs
Servings
chimichangas
Ingredients
fried chicken chimichangas
Instructions
  1. Boil chicken breasts until cooked through. Let cool and shred.
  2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine chicken, tomatoes, spices, and 1/4 cup water. Heat until chicken is coated and water has mostly evaporated.
  3. Heat tortillas in microwave for 30 seconds.
  4. Spoon chicken mixture onto tortillas and fold ends to close. Place tortillas in a covered dish in freezer for at least two hours.
  5. In a large skillet, heat oil to 375°. Fry the frozen chimichangas for about 10 minutes, when tortillas reach a dark golden brown. Move to paper towels to drain.
  6. Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Freezing helps the chimichanga stay together during frying, but if you are a burrito folding expert like this it might not be needed. I sometimes fry just enough to get the tortilla crispy and then transfer to the oven at 350° for ten minutes. To skip the frying and freezing altogether, bake at 450° for ten minutes.

 

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