chi·​mi·​chan·​ga | \ ˌchi-mē-ˈchäŋ-gə How to pronounce chimichanga (audio) \

Definition of chimichanga

: a tortilla wrapped around a filling (as of meat) and deep-fried

Examples of chimichanga in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web El Charro Cafe in Tucson and some food historians dispute this origin story of the chimichanga, however. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, azcentral, "From Popeyes to Macayo's, these were the biggest moments in metro Phoenix dining in 2019," 27 Dec. 2019 Consider sticking around for dessert, particularly the banana chimichanga ($9) drizzled with chocolate and caramel sauce., "," 3 Oct. 2019 Among the desserts: a non-vegan cheesecake chimichanga ($6). Matt Wake |, al, "A Huntsville taco that puts The South in your mouth," 16 Sep. 2019 Fajitas start at $16.95, while Mexican favorites range from $13.95 (chimichanga) to $23.95 (carne a la tampiquena). Donald Liebenson, Lake County News-Sun, "Guide to outdoor dining in Chicago suburbs: Casa Bonita in Libertyville," 8 July 2018 The chicken chimichanga seemed more baked than deep-fried in texture, a disappointment eased by the very tasty, massive filling of meat, rice, beans, cheese and pico de gallo. Tim Smith,, "Su Casa serves Mexican fare with flair," 13 June 2018 Last weekend, Ryan Reynolds' red-suited chimichanga-loving crime-fighter made a hilarious and heroic return to theaters in Deadpool 2. Carly Mallenbaum, USA TODAY, "You probably missed the best cameo in 'Deadpool 2' (spoilers!)," 21 May 2018 Padre Murphy’s Celebrate with $4 Modelo drafts, $4 margaritas, $5 Patron shots and a beef or chicken chimichanga meal served with rice and beans ($10.99). Georgann Yara, azcentral, "Cinco de Mayo deals: 40 restaurants for Mexican food specials, cheap beer and margaritas," 28 Apr. 2018 The mushroom chimichanga ($13.99) was a brick of a thing, massive, dense and notable for a surprising reason — the pastrylike texture of its enveloping flour tortilla. Anna Caplan, star-telegram, "Los Jimadores’ new location is a chip (and salsa) off the old block," 23 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of chimichanga

1970, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chimichanga

Mexican Spanish, trinket

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“Chimichanga.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of chimichanga

: a food that consists of a tortilla which is wrapped around a filling (such as seasoned meat) and deep-fried

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