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Chimichangas

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Ingredients
  Small red onion 1
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm) (large clove)
  Sunflower oil 2 Cup (32 tbs) (for frying)
  Chicken pieces 8 Ounce, stir fried
  Sun dried tomato puree 1 Tablespoon
  Hot chilli powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red pepper 1 Small
  Courgette 1 Small
  Baby sweet corn 4 Ounce
  Mild taco sauce 6 Tablespoon
  Avocado 1 Small
  Plum tomatoes 2
  Spring onions 2
  Lime 1 , juiced
  Tortillas 6
  Iceberg lettuce leaves 2
  Salt To Taste
  Black pepper To Taste, ground
  Soured cream 2 Tablespoon (to serve)
Directions

GETTING READY
1. Chop the onion. Crush the garlic. Cut the chicken into ½-inch dice.
2. In a frying pan, heat 2 tablespoons of the oil, add the onion and fry for 2-3 minutes until lightly golden. Add the garlic, chicken, tomato puree and chilli powder, stirring to coat. Continue to cook for 2-3 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3. Cut the pepper in half, remove the core and seeds and dice the flesh. Dice the courgette, add to the pan with the pepper and mix well. Slice the sweet corn and add to the pan. Stir-fry over a high heat for 3-4 minutes until the vegetables are completely tender and the chicken cooked through. Season well with salt and pepper.

MAKING
4. Add vegetables into a bowl and stir in 4 tablespoons of the taco sauce. Leave to cool.
5. Cut the avocado in half, remove the stone and skin and dice the flesh. Place in a bowl. Put the tomatoes in a bowl, cover with boiling water and leave for 30 seconds then plunge into cold water. Peel off the skins then dice the flesh, discarding the seeds. Add to the avocado. Finely chop the spring onions and add to the bowl with the remaining 2 tablespoons of the taco sauce and squeeze over the lime juice. Season and mix well together.

FINALISING
6. Preheat a frying pan. Heat each tortilla in the dry pan for 20 seconds. Remove from the pan. Place 2 tablespoons of the cooled mixture in the centre of each. Fold the bottom up, sides in and top down to form a neat parcel. Secure with cocktail sticks. Make 6 parcels.
7. In a frying pan, heat about 4 tablespoons of the oil, add the chimichangas, folded-side down, and fry for 5 minutes until golden, turning halfway through cooking. Drain on kitchen paper.

SERVING
8. On serving plates, shred the lettuce and arrange with 2-3 of the chimichangas.
9. Serve with the avocado salsa, soured cream and remaining taco sauce.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
Mexican
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Roasted
Interest: 
Holiday, Gourmet
Ingredient: 
Chicken
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
0 Minutes
Servings: 
2

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