Jono Makes Chimichangas


I am so loving cooking with each of my children once a week ! I think they are loving it too. As soon as one week is finished, they are already telling me what they'd like to make the following week ! Too cute ! And they are good little cooks. Really getting to know their way around the kitchen ! I love that !

So, Jono chose chicken chimichangas ... we changed the recipe a bit to get rid of the jar of salsa. I couldn't tell a difference. We didn't make the tortillas this time. We'll try that next time though !

Jono did so well. I cooked the chicken but he did pretty much everything else !


Here's how we did the changas ...
2 or 3 chicken breasts, cooked and thinly diced
400g tin of diced tomatoes
small jar of diced green chilies
1 tsp ground cumin
a few sprigs of fresh oregano, chopped
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
2 chopped green onions (spring onions)
6 eight inch flour tortillas ~ we use more than this !
Olive Oil

Mix tomatoes, green chilies, cumin, oregano, chicken, cheese and onions. Place a couple spoonfuls of chicken mixture in center of each tortilla. Roll tortillas and place seam side down in a greased casserole dish. (I don't grease anything ... I use baking paper) Brush liberally with olive oil. Bake at 400F degrees for 25 minutes or until golden brown. (watch them the first time you make them ... mine don't ever take that long to cook) Sprinkle with additional cheese. Serve with salsa, sour cream and guacamole.

Speaking of guacamole ... I made some to go with the changas ...


Here's how ...

2 avocados, one mashed, one chopped
2 tomatoes, chopped
red onion, diced
garlic - to taste, I use about 4 or 5 cloves - crushed
splash of lemon juice
fresh cilantro ( coriander )

Mix all those things together. EASY DONE ! Very Tasty !!
Do ahead if possible because it's yummiest after the flavors all infuse !!


Sabba and Nanny said...

Good job, Jono. I would love to taste your chimichangas.

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