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Easy 30-Minute Chicken Chimichanga Recipe

Easy 30-Minute Chicken Chimichanga Recipe – it is a baked burrito, stuffed with chicken, cheese and mild chilies.

They are crispy from the outside,  cheesy & juicy on the inside.

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Easy 30-Minute Chicken Chimichanga Recipe

Quick Tips & Notes

Use any leftover chicken, leftover Thanksgiving turkey or cook chicken to make chicken chimichangas.

Store cooked chimichangas in airtight container or zip bag, inside the fridge for up to 3 days.

Make ahead chimichangas – freeze unbaked chimichangas in airtight container or zip bag. Unthaw by placing frozen chimichangas in the fridge over night, bake using instructions in this recipe.

To make Chicken Chimichangas you will need:

2 boneless skinless chicken breast

1 cup shredded Monterey Jack Cheese

4 oz. can diced mild chiles

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1 cup Mexican White Sauce

salt and pepper to taste

6 flour tortillas

butter for brushing

salsa for serving

Preheat the oven to 400F.

 Chimichanga filling ingredients inside a mixing bowl.

How to make Chicken Chimichanga:

First, bring large saucepan filled half way with water to a boil, add chicken breast and cook on medium/high heat until chicken is cooked thru and it is no longer pink inside, about 10 minutes.

Drain the water and let it cool. Using hands or two forks tear the chicken into small pieces.

Chimichangas filling inside the bowl ready to be used. In a mixing bowl combine chicken, ground cumin, cheese, chillies, Mexican White Sauce, salt and pepper.

Give it a good mix. Warm tortillas on top of the stove for few seconds, it will make them soft and flexible.

Chimichanga filling scoop on a tortilla. Place 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture on center of each tortilla.

Tortilla folded on two sides. Fold the sides…

Tortilla bottom folded in. …then the bottom side up to cover the filling…

Chimichangas folded and ready for baking. …roll over to create chimichanga.

4 Chimichangas ready for baking. After you are done, place chimichangas on a baking dish.

Butter spread over Chimichangas.

How to Bake Chimichangas:

Brush each chimichanga with butter and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden color.

Easy 30-Minute Chicken Chimichanga RecipeServe with leftover Mexican White Sauce, Homemade Guacamole or cabbage salad.

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Easy Chicken Chimichanga Recipe made of 5 simple ingredients, perfect Mexican dish dinner idea. #EasyChickenChimichangaRecipe -- www.munchkintime.com-easy-chicken-chimichanga-recipe
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Easy 30-Minute Chicken Chimichanga Recipe

Delicious Chicken Chimichanga Recipe - it is a baked burrito, stuffed with chicken, cheese and mild chilies.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dinner, EASY, Lunch, Quick &amp
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken, mexican
Servings: 6
Calories: 204kcal
Author: Love Keil

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400F.
  • Bring large saucepan filled half way with water to a boil, add chicken breast and cook on medium heat until it is cooked thru and chicken is no longer pink inside. Drain the water and let it cool. Using hands or two forks tear the chicken into small pieces.
  • Warm tortillas on top of the stove for few seconds, it will make them soft and flexible.
  • In a mixing bowl combine chicken, ground cumin, cheese, chillies, Mexican White Sauce, salt and pepper. Give it a good mix.
  • Place 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture on center of each tortilla. Fold the sides, then the bottom side up, to cover the filling, roll over to create chimichangas.
  • Brush each chimichangas with butter and bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden color. Serve with leftover Mexican White Sauce, Guacamole or cabbage salad.

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Notes

Use any leftover chicken, leftover Thanksgiving turkey or cook chicken to make chicken chimichangas.
Store cooked chimichangas in airtight container or zip bag, inside the fridge for up to 3 days.
Make ahead chimichangas - freeze unbaked chimichangas in airtight container or zip bag. Unthaw by placing frozen chimichangas in the fridge over night, bake using instructions in this recipe.
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Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 204kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 41mg | Sodium: 351mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 156IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 1mg

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Chicken chimichanga cut open with chicken filling inside and a salad on a side.

 

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77 Comments

  1. HI I am making tomorrow. Can I make in the afternoon and then refrigerate for a few hours and cook later? Or do you think they will get soggy?

  2. 5 stars
    I haven’t made these yet. I am going to try soon. The place that makes my favorite chimichangas will serve it with a sauce on top that I assume is added after it’s cooked. The sauce is a salsa verde mixed with chicken gravy. That’s what I’m guessing because their recipe is secret. I’ve had to copy a wet burrito recipe from there as well.

  3. 5 stars
    OMG… Seriously the best baked chimichanga recipe EVER. I made all the fixings for steak fajitas in case my son and husband didn’t like the chicken chimichangas. Total waste of time, as they both said the chimichangas totally blew away the steak fajitas.
    The Mexican white sauce makes this recipe totally top notch. I’ll definitely be making these chicken chimichangas on total repeat in the future.
    Thanks for sharing!

  4. 5 stars
    Oh this is goooood. I just made some for dinner! Before rolling the tortilla I added a little extra Mexican sauce and shredded cheese on it. Came out great! Adding this to my dinner favorites!

  5. 5 stars
    This is the best recipe ever!!!. Having tonight for my daughters birthday with Mexican rice and refried beans, don’t need a restaurant for these.

  6. Hi! These look amazing! Excited to try. But was wondering if you could use an alternative for the white sauce? Like a store bought one that’s easier 😹.

    Thank you!!

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