Baked Chimichangas

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If you're in the mood for some Mexican cuisine, this is just the food idea to try. With a baked chicken Chimichangas food idea that is a healthier twist on the old classic. And you won’t miss this food idea being fried because they get nice and crispy in this oven-fried version. With ingredients like cooked chicken, salsa, ground cumin oregano leaves, cheddar cheese, onions, flour tortillas, butter, diced tomato, sour cream, and guacamole, it's full of flavor. For the full step by step instructions to this Mexican recipe for chicken, you will want to take a look at The Girl Who Ate Everything site.

When it comes to selecting the chicken for this Mexican recipe for chicken you might feel overwhelmed with the choices. The good news is that there is finally proof on which type of chicken is best to buy. And with so many chicken options from free range to organic, conventional along with cage-free, it's not always easy to know which one is best. But now there is scientific evidence that shows the best choice as being pastured chicken as it is more nutritious than the CAFO (Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation) chicken factory meat that is sold in your standard grocery store. And while you might not always have pastured chicken as an option, it's good information to have. The choice of chicken and organic meats are now clear, with a variety of sources showing that both free-range and pastured chicken are the better choices. The information comes courtesy of American science-based data that helps to support the idea of which chicken is best. Pastured chicken is a sustainable agriculture technique that calls for the raising of laying chickens, meat chickens (broiler chickens), and also turkeys on pasture, as opposed to having the chickens being raised indoors in confinement. Humane treatment of the chickens and the perceived health benefits of the pastured poultry are causing an increase in demand for such food products.

As compared to the CAFO factory-farmed chicken, pastured chicken has been found to have about 33 percent less of the bad Omega-6 fat, with 91 percent more of the good Omega-3 fat, and about 47 percent to 80 percent better Omega-6/Omega-3 ratio depending on the supplemental feed that the chicken was fed. This also is 407 percent more Vitamin E than CAFO raised chicken. Pastured chicken also has about 52 percent less Saturated Fat, with 53 percent less Monosaturated fat, 32 percent less polyunsaturated fat and 50 percent less fat (all types) than standard raised chicken. These are huge differences and goes to show the sort of big differences between that of factory farmed chicken and pastured chicken, with pastured poultry being the much healthier choice when it comes to organic meat. Trans fats are the worst type of fats to consume, and they are often created by the chemical factory processing of vegetable oils that use high-temperature oil extraction (often using petroleum-based solvents such as hexane), hydrogenation, or deodorization. Because the oils have been deodorized, we can no longer detect when the oil has gone rancid, which enables people to unwittingly consume rancid oils. Deodorizing these sorts of oils is the same as a car manufacturer purposefully not installing something like the low oil pressure switch on your car's engine, so that your engine will, in turn, be destroyed, and the manufacturer can then ell you a new car that much sooner.

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