Friday, February 1, 2013

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Chicken Potato Chimichangas

2 to 3 tablespoon cooking oil
1 rotisserie chicken, remove bones, skin and shredded
3 potatoes, peeled and cubed small
1 sweet yellow onion, diced
2 teaspoons garlic, minced
1 rotisserie chicken or equivalent poached or baked chicken, shredded 
1 tablespoon California Girl's Mexican seasoning or 1 package burrito or taco seasoning
1 4 ounce can green chilies, diced
8 to 10 large flour tortillas
2 cups Monterey or Pepper Jack cheese, shredded
Oil for deep frying

Heat a heavy bottom pot, Dutch oven or deep fryer with oil to 375 degrees. Use a thermometer for correct temperature.

In a frying pan, heat 2 to 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil over medium high heat. Add potato cubes and cook until crispy and browned. Add diced onion and garlic and saute until tender. Add shredded chicken and seasoning. Stir in the green chilies and cook until well incorporated and heated thoroughly. Set aside.

Roll and wrap tortillas in a paper towel and twist ends. Microwave for 30 seconds or until tortilla are pliable. Divide chicken mixture evenly among the tortillas by placing equal amounts in the center of each tortilla. Top with 3 tablespoons of cheese, fold sides in and roll into a burrito.

Cook one burrito at a time in deep fryer, heavy bottom pot or Dutch oven. Lower each burrito using tongs to hold the roll together. Continue to hold together with tongs while Deep frying until golden brown. Repeat until all of the burritos are cooked.

Drain burritos on paper towels and serve with toppings, green or red salsas and guacamole.

California Girls South of the Border Seasoning

Great for tacos, burritos, enchiladas, tostadas and all other Mexican dishes.

4 tablespoons chili powder
3 tablespoons paprika
3 tablespoons cumin
1 tablespoon coriander
1 tablespoons onion powder
2 tablespoons oregano (Mexican if possible)
2 tablespoons garlic powder
½  to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper

Note: If you don’t like an ingredient, leave it out : ). If you like more, add more. Make it your own.

For general use, Add two to three tablespoons seasoning mix to one pound ground beef, chicken or turkey or shredded pork, chicken or beef, along with one cup of water in a skillet or crock pot. *See directions below for this recipe.