These chicken chimis are so easy to make, but they do take a little bit of time depending on the chicken you get to make them with. My family loves these chimis and wishes that I would make them more often...lol. Because they are fried, I tend to only make them a few times a year.
The hardest part of this recipe is shredding the chicken. There are several ways you can go about this. I usually buy a whole chicken and boil it until the meat practically falls off the bones (about 1 hour). You could also purchase boneless skinless chicken and boil it. After the chicken cools, you would shred it down into small pieces.
Once the chicken is shredded, place it in a skillet or large pot and mix with salsa (whatever kind you prefer, we usually use pace). I've never actually measured how much salsa I use. Just make sure that there is enough in there to coat the chicken well. Then you would roll them into burritos as pictured below.
Place your pan over flame and pour in about 1/2 cup of oil. Then you just place the burritos into the hot oil and let them fry until a light golden brown. I usually serve this with beans and rice. You could also add sour cream and/or guacamole on the top or the sides.
Chicken either 1 whole or boneless skinless pieces
Shredded Cheese ( I usually use cheddar but any type will work)
oil for frying
- Boil chicken for around an hour or until your desired doneness. Let cool.
- Shred chicken.
- Heat chicken with salsa.
- Place frying pan on flame and add oil to heat it.
- Roll chicken and cheese into burritos.
- Place in oil and fry until lightly golden brown.
- Serve with refried beans and/or rice.
As I said. These take a bit of time to make but so worth it. If you try this, let me know how you like them.
Have a great day!