Saturday, May 12, 2012

Chimichangas with Sour Cream Sauce

Chicken Filling
2 large skinless, boneless chicken breasts
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 (7 ounce) can chopped green chilies, divided
  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 3 large cloves garlic, minced

Sour Cream Sauce
2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cube chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • salt and pepper to taste
  •  8 (8 inch) flour tortillas
  • 8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  1. Place the chicken breasts into a large saucepan. Pour in the water, and season with chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon salt, cumin, 1/4 teaspoon black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper. Bring to a simmer over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, stir in 4 ounces of green chiles, onion, and garlic; continue simmering until the liquid has reduced to 1 cup. Reserve remaining 3 ounces of chopped green chilies. Remove the chicken, shred with two forks, and return to the onion mixture.
  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour, and cook for 1 minute. Whisk in the water and bouillon cube until the water has thickened and the bouillon cube has dissolved, about 4 minutes. Whisk in reserved 3 ounces of green chilies and the sour cream; season to taste with salt and pepper. Keep warm.
  3. Place a tortilla onto your work surface, then spoon about 1/3 cup of the chicken filling halfway between the bottom edge and the center of the tortilla. Flatten the filling into rectangle shape with the back of a spoon. Sprinkle about 1 ounce of the Monterey Jack cheese over the filling. Fold the bottom of the tortilla snugly over the filling, then fold in the left and right edges. Roll the chimichanga up to the top edge, forming a tight cylinder; secure the ends with wooden toothpicks. Repeat with the remaining ingredients.
  4. Bake in the oven at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.  Drizzle with the sour cream sauce and serve.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

White Pizza

I'll have to admit that my kids didn't go for this one but  I thought it was good enough to post anyway.  If you have picky kids like me, make it for your special someone.  It is worth it.

2 Tb melted butter
1 Tb olive oil
3 tsp garlic, minced
2 Tb sun dried tomato pesto
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp dried oregano
1 Tb grated Parmesan cheese
1 cup Alfredo sauce
2 cups chopped, cooked chicken meat
1 12 inch pre-baked pizza crust
1 med. tomato, sliced
1 (4 oz) pkg. feta cheese

  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a small bowl mix together the butter, olive oil, garlic, pesto, basil, oregano, Parmesan and Alfredo sauce.  Arrange the chicken on top of the pizza crust and pour the Alfredo mixture over the chicken.  Top with the tomato slices and feta cheese.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 10-15 minutes until the crust is slightly browned and the toppings are toasted.