Cream Cheese Chicken Chimichangas

Cream Cheese Chicken Chimichangas are a delicious and satisfying Tex-Mex dish. Here’s a recipe for you to try:

Ingredients:

For the Filling:

  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

For the Chimichangas:

  • 6 large flour tortillas
  • Vegetable oil, for frying

For Serving (optional):

  • Sour cream
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes

Instructions:

  1. Prepare the Filling: In a mixing bowl, combine the shredded chicken, softened cream cheese, shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, chopped green onions, ground cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Mix until well combined.
  2. Assemble the Chimichangas: Place a portion of the filling mixture onto the center of each flour tortilla. Fold in the sides of the tortilla, then roll it up tightly to form a chimichanga.
  3. Heat the Oil: In a large skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium heat until hot.
  4. Fry the Chimichangas: Carefully place the chimichangas seam side down into the hot oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes on each side, or until golden brown and crispy. Use tongs to carefully flip them halfway through cooking.
  5. Drain and Serve: Once the chimichangas are cooked to your liking, remove them from the skillet and place them on a plate lined with paper towels to drain any excess oil.
  6. Serve: Serve the cream cheese chicken chimichangas hot with your favorite toppings such as sour cream, guacamole, salsa, shredded lettuce, and diced tomatoes.

Enjoy your delicious Cream Cheese Chicken Chimichangas! They make for a tasty meal or appetizer for any occasion.

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