HELLO party people!! Today I’m sharing some delicious chimichangas with you! I make these often because Pinank is a huge fan but more importantly I can actually achieve that signature crunch factor without submitting myself to the horror that is DEEP FRYING. I mean I grew up in a home where we made bhajiya (fritters of sorts) once a week but you bet your ass I stood FAR FAR away from that tiny little pot of scorching hot oil.
Fast forward many years and some awesome girlfriends of mine got together to gift me this air fryer as a housewarming gift and boy did I make use of it! If you don’t have an air fryer- you can deep fry these chimichangas or even just lightly toast in a pan!
I kept these chimichangas vegetarian but if you want to make a chicken filling- you can use the chicken recipe from my Poblano Chicken Enchiladas– and they would be delicious! If you want some serious Mexican Indian Fusion- then you can make my Tandoori Chicken as a filling too!!
Oh and I have this PHILIPS XL AIR FRYER but there are a ton of great ones on the market for a better price.
I shared my spicy queso recipe last year and it’s the same one I poured over these chimichangas because that’s how my husband likes to enjoy them but you can also use red enchilada sauce if you prefer it that way! Just remember to add it right before serving so you don’t have soggy chimis.
Happy Eating! <3