What Is Chimichanga?
A chimichanga is a burrito that is fried to make the outer layer of the tortilla crispy. It consists of a spicy Mexican filling, usually made from protein and some type of bean and sauce. A deep-fried variant of the burrito, this Mexican appetizer is traditionally made with a corn or flour tortilla. It forms the basis of Tex-Mex cuisine.
Is There A Difference Between a Chimichanga and a Burrito?
Yes, there is! There are differences between a Chimichanga and a burrito in terms of cooking method and filling materials. is fried, and the outside of the tortilla is crispy. The burrito, on the other hand, is not fried, so the outer tortilla is completely soft. Chimichanga's fillings are usually meat, beans, and cheese. A burrito, on the other hand, can contain ingredients from beans and rice to vegetables, eggs, and bacon.
What To Serve with Chimichanga?
Here are our delicious recipes that you can serve with Chicken Chimichanga:
How To Store Chimichanga?
Chimichangas are best when eaten fresh, as the crispiness of the outer shell can wear off as they sit at room temperature. However, you can store chimichangas in the fridge, in an airtight container, for up to three days. If your filling contains rice, though, it is vital to reheat the chimichanga until it is steaming hot all the way through.
You can also freeze chimichangas. Allow them to cool after assembly (but before cooking), and then wrap them in foil and freeze them solid. Place them in a freezer bag to prevent freezer burn. Bake them in the oven at 425 ˚F for 20 minutes from room temperature, or at 400 ˚F for 30 minutes from frozen.