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Chimichangas

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  • Non Veg
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    • 1 hr
    • Serves 4
    • Easy

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    This recipe requires very little effort to prepare and can be prepared in less than 5 minutes. You would have to be patient with the sauce and let it cook properly. It is guaranteed to be a big hit with all your family members and friends for a casual get together. From the citric taste of the lemons to the compliment of the spice, so whether it’s a laid back breakfast with a friend or dinner with the whole family, the good times will start to roll once everyone takes their first bite!

    Health benefits

    Chimichangas can be considered as a derivative of a deep fried burrito, it consists of  a tortilla surrounded by a filling, which in this case happens to be chicken, sauce, margarine and cheese. The cumulative health benefits of these ingredients is invaluable to the human body, making it an extremely wholesome dish, which contains carbohydrates, protein, iron, folate and calcium.

    Iron is an essential component of hemoglobin in red blood cells. A deficiency of this nutrient can result in anemia. Each serving of chimichanga also supplies the body with a good measure of folate which can prevent birth defects.

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    How to Make Chimichangas

    • Mix the chicken, picante sauce, oregano, cheese and cumin in a medium sized bowl.
    • Place ½ cup of the mixture in the center of each tortilla
    • Fold the sides of the tortilla over the fillings.
    • Roll them up and place side down on the baking dish.
    • Apply melted margarine on the baking dish.
    • Bake the baking dish at 400 degrees for about 25 minutes or until the chimichangas have turned golden.
    • According to taste, apply cheese, onion and sauce with the chimichangas. Enjoy!

    Trivia

    • Tortillas are an exotic food product which isn’t exactly in mainstream use in the United States, but they are a main staple of diet for Mexicans.
    • Mexicans usually eat 3 every day, preferring to fill them with various ingredients ranging from chicken, beef, eggs and even beans.

    Mexican food blended with American cuisines are known as Tex Mex.

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