My family absolutely loves this easy Chicken Chimichangas recipe! A delicious crispy burrito served topped with sour cream, guacamole and salsa.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
- 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
- Salsa, sour cream and guacamole , optional
Cook chicken breasts in frying pan until tender and no longer pink. Allow to rest for a few minutes before chopping.
Add refried beans, chicken, cheese, salsa, spices, and green onions to a mix bowl and mix to combine.
Place about 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla.
Fold opposite sides over filling and roll up like a burrito.
For baked chimichangas, preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Brush chimichangas lightly with oil and bake for about 25 minutes, until golden and crispy.
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.
Serve warm, topped with salsa and sour cream and a side of Authentic Mexican Rice .
Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 17g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 557mg | Potassium: 197mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 440IU | Vitamin C: 1.2mg | Calcium: 129mg | Iron: 1.6mg