Air Fryer Chicken Chimichangas Recipe

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Gladys Vasquez Modified: March 22, 2022
Air Fryer Chicken Chimichangas Recipe

How To Make Air Fryer Chicken Chimichangas

Whip a less-grease meal with this air fryer chicken chimichangas, stuffed with tender chicken and favorite fillings, and served with a tangy pica de gallo!

Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 35 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For Pico de Gallo:

  • ½cuptomato,diced
  • 3tbsponion,chopped
  • 1tbspfresh cilantro,chopped, plus more for garnish
  • 1tsplime juice,fresh
  • ¼tspkosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

For Chimichangas:

  • 12ozchicken breast,leftover or rotisserie, shredded
  • ½navel orange,juiced
  • ½lime,juiced
  • 1large garlic clove,minced
  • 1tspground cumin
  • 4ozgreen chiles,(1 can), mild diced, drained
  • 4whole wheat tortillas,(7 to 8-inch each), low-carb, used La Tortilla Factory
  • ½cuppepper jack cheese,(2 oz total), shredded
  • olive oil spray
  • 3cupslettuce,shredded
  • 4tbspsour cream
  • 4ozavocado,(from 1 small hass), diced

Instructions

Pico De Gallo:

  1. In a small bowl, combine the tomato, onion, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Chimichangas:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, orange juice, lime juice, garlic, cumin, and drained chiles. Mix well to incorporate.

  2. On a work surface, working with one at a time, place one-quarter of the chicken mixture. Sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons cheese.

  3. Lift the edge nearest, then wrap it around the filling. Fold the left and right sides in toward the center and continue to roll into a tight cylinder. Set aside, seam side down, and repeat with the remaining tortillas and filling.

  4. Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.

  5. Lightly spray all sides of the chimichangas with oil. Place 2 of the chimichangas seam side down in the air fryer basket

  6. Cook for 7 to 8 minutes, flipping halfway, until golden and crisp. Repeat with the remaining chimichangas.

  7. Place ¾ cup of shredded lettuce on each plate. Place a chimichanga on top along with 2 tablespoons of pico de gallo, 1 tablespoon of sour cream, and 1 ounce of avocado.

  8. Garnish with cilantro, serve, and enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 502.42kcal
  • Fat: 27.99g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.67g
  • Trans Fat: 0.10g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 13.33g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.10g
  • Carbohydrates: 36.50g
  • Fiber: 5.26g
  • Sugar: 6.24g
  • Protein: 28.38g
  • Cholesterol: 75.36mg
  • Sodium: 648.51mg
  • Calcium: 274.21mg
  • Potassium: 737.36mg
  • Iron: 4.04mg
  • Vitamin A: 172.94µg
  • Vitamin C: 89.99mg
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