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Chili Crispitos Recipe

What is the recipe for chili chrispos? I ate them at school and they are good.

By Paige from Somerville, AL

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April 12, 20110 found this helpful

How to Make Chicken Crispitos

By Maria Scinto, eHow Contributor

Chicken crispitos, a Tex-Mexish sort of dish, are a favorite comfort food in many parts of the US. They are served in many school cafeterias and convenience stores, but they are not available for purchase in grocery stores. If you are no longer in school and your local convenience store does not serve these, you can, however, make up a reasonable facsimile at home.


Moderately Easy


things you'll need:

2 c. cooked chicken

1 c. taco or enchilada sauce

1 cup shredded cheese (cheddar, jack, or a "taco cheese"-type blend)

1/2 cup diced onions

1 4 oz. can green chilies

1 tsp.garlic salt

24 small flour tortillas

Wooden toothpicks

Deep fryer or heavy skillet

Oil for deep frying

Salsa, guacamole and/or sour cream


Shred the chicken with your hands or by using two forks. Mix the shredded cheese into the chicken.


Chop the canned green chiles into small pieces, then stir them into the chicken mixture. Stir in the taco sauce, onions, and garlic salt.


Put two tbsp. of chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla. Roll the tortillas up tightly and hold them in place with wooden toothpicks.


Heat the oil in the skillet or deep fryer until it reaches about 375 degrees. Fry the crispitos in small batches until they are golden brown.


Drain the crispitos on a paper towel. When they have cooled slightly, serve them with salsa, guacamole, and/or sour cream as desired.

Tips & Warnings

If you prefer not to fry these, you can brush them with oil and bake them at at 350 for 15 - 25 minutes until the tortillas are crispy and golden

These are NOT the same as Taco Bell crispitos, which are basically cinnamon-sugar dusted fried flour tortilla strips

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April 13, 20110 found this helpful

1 lb. ground beef

1/2 lb. cheese

Small onion

Sm. can refried beans

1 dozen flour tortillas

Hot sauce

Fry ground beef and onion together. Grate cheese. Warm tortilla over open flame on top of stove. Place in each tortilla 2 tablespoons ground beef, 2 tablespoons refried beans, cheese and hot sauce. Fold into a 4 inch square. Fry in skillet with oil until crisp. Cool and eat.

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