Easy Mexican Chilindrinas Recipe

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Chilindrinas are perfect snacks that are Mexican in tradition. They are easy to make by topping with vegetable sour cream and other ingredients.It is a flavourful snack that has the best combination of creamy texture and crispy chicharrones. Their simple making can help you evaluate the taste of the snack to a new height.

Chilindrinas consist of large fried wheat chicharron that are topped with sour cream, hot sauce, burritos, and some chopped vegetables. 

It can bring a smile to your face by being ready in just 15 minutes. 

Chilindrinas

What Are Chilindrinas?

Chilindrinas are the best-known snakes in the Mexican tradition. They are full of taste and are famous and beloved street food in Mexico. These snacks are made with simple ingredients. They are the perfect combination of hot sauce, sour cream, and some vegetables topped with chicharron. 

It can be the perfect snack if you want some crunchy twist with some creamy and chili flavor. That can influence you from its punch of taste. 

Why Will You Love Chilindrinas Recipe?

Chilindrinas are much more than you think. It has a perfect combination of crispy texture with creamy and chili flavor, and it is topped with some chopped vegetables. There can be many reasons to love about this recipe, but some are given;
  • Crunchy texture
  • Spicy flavor
  • Easy snacking
  • Exciting taste
  • Popular in Mexico

Keynotes:

ServingCaloriesPrep. TimeCooking TimeTotal Time
4310 kcal10 mins5 mins15 mins

Kitchen Utensils:

  • Frying pan
  • Cutting board
  • stove
  • Serving plate or tray

Ingredients For Chilindrinas:

¼ cup curios (pickled pork rind slices)Check Price
One avocado, slicedCheck Price
Two rectangular wheat chicharronCheck Price
Hot sauce (to taste) Check Price
1 cup chopped cabbageCheck Price
½ cup diced cucumber (peeled)Check Price
½ cup diced tomatoesCheck Price
¼ cup sour creamCheck Price
¼ cup crumbled cotija cheeseCheck Price
Vegetable OilCheck Price
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Making Chilindrinas (Step-by-Step):

Step-1:

First of all, heat the oil in a big frying pan on a medium-high flame. (add enough oil to cover the chicharron)

Step-2:

Add the chicharron to the hot oil one by one. After adding it, start blowing. Make sure its corners are well-cooked or crispy. It takes a crispy rectangular plate shape. (it is going to start wrapping itself like  a bowl, so you should be guided to open it.)

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Step-3:

Place a large rectangular fried wheat chicharron on a serving plate.

Now, we start topping by using sour cream on chicharron.  You can add as much as you like.

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Step-4:

Drizzle the hot sauce, such as salsa Valentina, over the chicharron for a spicy twist. (adjust the spice according to your mood)

Step-5:

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Then, evenly distribute the cabbage over the chicharron.

Step-6:

Scatter the diced tomatoes and cucumber over the cabbage.

Step-7:

Add the credits (pickled pork rind slices) as toppings on chilindrins.

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Step-8:

Sprinkle the crumbled cotija cheese over the vegetables.

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Step-9:

Arrange the sliced avocado over the cheese that covers the surface of the chicharron.

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Step-10:

And finally,  drizzle some sour cream and hot sauce over the things for better taste.

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Step-11:

Now after following all the steps your dish is ready to serve and to impress others.

Tips For Better Results:

Tips are always beneficial in getting accurate and authentic results. These tips are not only helpful in getting the result more perfectly but also helpful in making the dish in less time. They have the ability to enhance the taste of the dish to a new height with some little tricks. Some of these tips are given below;
  • Always use fresh and quality ingredients.
  • To prevent burning, cook the chicharron over medium heat.
  • Ensure all the ingredients are evenly coated with hot sauce and cream.
  • Feel free to experiment with ingredients. 

Ingredients Substitutions:

If you are in some situation that demands you to substitute the ingredients. So don’t worry about it; I will suggest some easy  substitutes such as;
  • You can change the hot sauce with chili flakes or chili powder.
  • You can change sour cream with Greek yogurt or plain yogurt.
  • You can change the oil with canola oil or olive oil
  • You can change avocado with guacamole or jicama

What can be the flavor variations of this recipe?

Flavor variations can add extra flavor to your dish. It can excite your dish in a unique way by adding some flavorful ingredients that can enhance the taste of your snack. You can customize or season the snack according to your thoughts and mood preferences. Some of my suggested flavor variations are listed below;
  • Citrus twist: add fresh lime or lemon juice over the chilindrinas for a tangy citrus flavor.
  • Smokey sensation: add smoked paprika or chipotle powder to add a smokey flavor.
  • Fiesta ranch: mix in some ranch seasoning for a creamy and tangy ranch flavor.
  • Spicy fiesta: increase the amount of chili powder or hot sauce for an extra kick.
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Storage Guidelines:

After serving the delicious chilindrinas, the first question that comes to mind is: How do you store the leftovers?So don’t worry about it. I suggest some storage guidelines that will help store the leftovers for many days. Some of these guidelines are;
  • Store chilindrinas in an airtight container or jar and also in the resealed bag for later use.
  • Keep the jar or airtight container and bag in the refrigerator for use for up to 5 to 6 days.
  • Make sure to tightly seal the container or bag after each use to maintain the freshness. 

What are some ways to serve it?

You can serve traditional chilindrinas with many more as you like. Some of my recommended suggestions to serve with chilindrinas Mexican sinks are given below;

FAQs:

Yes, you can customize toppings according to your mood and preferences. You can easily omit or add the ingredients for toppings because they are easy to customize.

It can depend on the amount of hot sauce that is used. You can increase or decrease the amount of spice by just controlling the amount of hot sauce.

Yes, you can make homemade wheat chicharron by frying wheat tortillas until they become crispy. Chilindrinas demand a crispy texture for an authentic taste.  

Yes, chilindrinas are a well-known and beloved street food in the streets of Mexico. They are known for their crunchy texture, which is topped with seasoning and chopped vegetables.

Conclusion:

In final words, you make the exact copycat chilindrinas in your kitchen by following some simple instructions. These instructions are easy to understand and end with a satisfying result. Chilindrinas are the best combination of sour cream, hot sauce, and some vegetables topped on the chicharron. That can elevate the snack’s taste to a new height. It can also bring a smile to your face from its creamy chili flavors. 

Chilindrinas Recipe

Chilindrinas Recipe

Chilindrinas are perfect snacks that are Mexican in tradition. They are easy to make by toppings with different vegetables, sour cream and other ingredients. Its a flavorful snack that has the best combination of creamy texture and crispy chicharrones.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
15 minutes
Course Snacks
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 310 kcal

Equipment

  • Frying pan
  • Cutting Board
  • Stove
  • Tongs
  • Serving Plater

Ingredients
  

  • ¼ cup curios pickled pork rind slices
  • One avocado sliced
  • Two rectangular wheat chicharron
  • Hot sauce to taste
  • 1 cup chopped cabbage
  • ½ cup diced cucumber peeled
  • ½ cup diced tomatoes
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup crumbled cotija cheese
  • Vegetable Oil

Instructions
 

  • First of all, heat the oil in a big frying pan on a medium-high flame. (add enough oil to cover the chicharron)
  • Add the chicharron to the hot oil one by one. After adding it, start blowing. Make sure its corners are well-cooked or crispy. It takes a crispy rectangular plate shape. (it is going to start wrapping itself like a bowl, so you should be guided to open it.)
  • Place a large rectangular fried wheat chicharron on a serving plate.
  • Now, we start topping by using sour cream on chicharron. You can add as much as you like.
  • Drizzle the hot sauce, such as salsa Valentina, over the chicharron for a spicy twist. (adjust the spice according to your mood)
  • Then, evenly distribute the cabbage over the chicharron.
  • Scatter the diced tomatoes and cucumber over the cabbage.
  • Add the credits (pickled pork rind slices) as toppings on chilindrins.
  • Sprinkle the crumbled cotija cheese over the vegetables.
  • Arrange the sliced avocado over the cheese that covers the surface of the chicharron.
  • And finally, drizzle some sour cream and hot sauce over the things for better taste.
  • Now after following all the steps your dish is ready to serve and to impress others.
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