Thursday, April 19, 2007

OoOoOey Gooooey Chimis!! YuM :)

These were absolutely *PERFECT*! I am the biggest chimichanga fan EVER.. and since my hubby doesn't really like Mexican food, I figured it's time for me to master the art! :)
At first it looked like it would be a ton of work, but when I took that first warm, crispy, gooey cheesy bite... I surrendered to the chimi gods.. lol..
I will FOR SURE be making these again.
Below is the recipe and some more pics

Super' Rayful' Chrissy-Changas

These are a LOT easier to make than you think... so DON'T get discouraged! ;0) Have fun with it!

Ingredients: (for about 3 chimis)
  • 1/2 (10.5 oz can) of condensed cream of chicken soup
  • About 1 or 2 green olives
  • 1/2 (4 oz can) of diced green chilies
  • 1/2 a jalapeno pepper (more if you like it hot! :)
  • Taco seasoning (maybe half a tsp)
  • 1/4 pack of cream cheese (about 2 oz?)
  • 1/4 lb. cooked chicken (shredded)
  • 1/2 a pack of "Mexican blend" cheeses
  • Vegetable oil (enough for frying)
  • About 3 tortillas
  • 1 Cup of sour cream
  • 1/2 A lime (to juice)
  • Maybe some salsa, cheddar, green onions (for topping) :)

Ok! Now that I have completely scared you off with all of these ingredients lol... It's time to start the chimi making process!

  1. First, put the COC soup into a food processor (blender) with the chopped olives, jalapeno, and chilies. Squeeze the half lime into the mixture (more or less depending on your taste). Then start the blender!!!!
  2. When the mix is all frappified, pour it into a small saucepan and put it on a low simmer.
  3. Now mix the taco season, cream cheese and "Mexi cheeses" in a bowl until well mixed.
  4. Dump in the chicken and cover it with the cheese mixture.
  5. Grab your 3 or so tortillas and lay them flat on your counter top. Spoon even amounts of your filling onto the center of your tortillas.
  6. Fold your tortillas into little chicken filled square packages... or burritos??????????? (whatever you'd like) :::Line them up for the fryer!!:::
  7. Next, place a pan, with enough oil to barely cover your chimis, over medium heat..
  8. Wait.
  9. When the oil is hot enough (you can drop in a piece of tortilla... if it bubbles up, you're ready) carefully place a chimi in the oil... When the outside is golden brown, remove it from the oil and place it on a paper towel- lined plate to drain excess grease.
  10. Repeat for the other two chimis ...:)
  11. When you're done frying and all your chimis are ready, place them on their serving plate and pour some of your simmering creamy chicken lime sauce over them..
  12. Top with more cheese, sour cream, salsa, green onions... and anything else you'd like.
  13. Eat and Enjoy!!!!!

Hopefully this turns out as great for you as it did for me!

Mrs. E ;0)

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