5 from 9 votes
Chicken chimichanga topped with salsa, sour cream and chopped cilantro with a side of Mexican rice.
Chicken Chimichangas
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

My family absolutely loves this easy Chicken Chimichangas recipe! A delicious crispy burrito served topped with sour cream, guacamole and salsa. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Unit: can, cup, large, Tablespoon, teaspoon
Servings: 6
Calories: 263 kcal
Author: Lauren Allen
  • 2 cups cooked chicken , chopped or shredded
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1/2 cup salsa , your favorite kind
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves , crushed
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 cup shredded cheese , cheddar or Mexican blend
  • 2 green onions , chopped
  • 3 Tablespoons oil (vegetable or canola oil)
  • 6 large flour tortillas
For topping:
  • Salsa, sour cream and guacamole , optional
  1. Cook chicken breasts in frying pan until tender and no longer pink. Allow to rest for a few minutes before chopping.

  2. Add refried beans, chicken, cheese, salsa, spices, and green onions to a mix bowl and mix to combine.

  3. Place about 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla.

  4. Fold opposite sides over filling and roll up like a burrito. 

  5. For baked chimichangas, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush chimichangas lightly with oil and bake for about 25 minutes, until golden and crispy.

  6. For pan fried chimichangas, heat a skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add oil to skillet and place chimichangas seam side down. Turn lightly every 2-30 seconds until lightly golden on all sides. 

  7. Serve warm, topped with salsa and sour cream and a side of Authentic Mexican Rice .

Recipe Video

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Chimichangas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 263 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 26%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 50mg 17%
Sodium 557mg 23%
Potassium 197mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 17g 34%
Vitamin A 8.8%
Vitamin C 1.4%
Calcium 12.9%
Iron 8.7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.