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Video: Chicken and Mushroom Chimichangas

Chicken, cheese, and mushrooms are wrapped in tortillas and baked.

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This video shows you how to make chimichangas stuffed with a tasty chicken, cheese, and mushroom mixture. Chimichangas are essentially deep-fried burritos—only Chef John is giving them a quick shallow-fry before popping them in the oven. The chicken and mushroom mixture includes chopped poblano peppers, onions, cayenne, smoked paprika, and Mexican oregano. Add pepper Jack cheese to the mix before you roll everything up in warm flour tortillas. It’s super easy. You’ll quickly brown them in the skillet before finishing in the oven, baking them until they’re puffed up and golden brown. Watch the video, then get Chef John's recipe for Chicken and Mushroom Chimichangas. Top with guacamole, sour cream, and fresh salsa. What a gorgeous combination of tastes and textures. See more Chef John videos >>

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Mia Primavera 
Nov. 16, 2014 7:45 pm
I don't have a whole family to feed so I buy the small "Truly Hand-made Tortillas" from Trader Joes and they work great! Mini Chimichangas! The filling for this awesome recipe also makes great quesidillas! :)
Oct. 14, 2014 1:43 pm
Kara, although Mission's are good. I would highly suggest that if there is a Mexican bakery in your town go to it first. They usually have homemade tortillas there. I always ask for the traditional tortillas for ours. They have a better flavor and nothing beats homemade.
Oct. 5, 2014 8:09 am
Kara, I would use large Mission tortillas. Those work the best. But I mostly make mine from scratch. If you can find Mission, that's what I would use. :)
Oct. 3, 2014 12:19 pm
What kind of tortilla's were used? I can never find good quality tortilla's in stores.
Oct. 1, 2014 5:47 pm
Beautiful idea instead of eating wraps and wraps and wraps...! So fancy as well!
Oct. 1, 2014 5:08 pm
Made these tonite, using leftover roasted chicken and potatoes for the filling, along with onions and cheese. Great instructions and they were delicious! Didn't have mushrooms but will use next time. Thanks for the recipe!
Oct. 1, 2014 2:58 pm
OhMyGoodness! Yes my mouth is watering!Yummy!
Oct. 1, 2014 11:40 am
Errr... sounds yummy. But the photo looks like whipped cream on strawberries. No bueno.
Oct. 1, 2014 11:28 am
"I know it's hard to hear because of the oven fan..." about turning it off?
Oct. 1, 2014 8:04 am
When you cut that open, my mouth started to water... Oh by the way that needed some Spanish rice and refried beens... I'll be making this soon. Thanks Chef John!
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