Easy Chicken Chimichangas Recipe

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Jill Williamson Modified: May 12, 2022
Easy Chicken Chimichangas Recipe

How To Make Easy Chicken Chimichangas

For a quick and easy Mexican dish, try out these savory chicken chimichangas wrapped in lightly-roasted tortillas! Cook up a serving in just under an hour.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes



  • 2cupschicken,shredded or chopped, cooked
  • cupsMexican cheese,shredded
  • cupsalsa
  • 6tortillas,8-inch
  • 1tbspbutter,melted

Optional Toppings:

  • sour cream
  • salsa
  • tomatoes,diced
  • guacamole
  • fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil, then mist with cooking spray.

  2. In a bowl, stir together the chicken, cheese, and salsa until well-mixed.

To Assemble:

  1. Spoon approximately ½ cup of the mixture into the center of a tortilla.

  2. Fold in the sides, then roll the tortilla from bottom to top to make a chimichanga shape. Place the chimichanga seam side down on the baking sheet.

  3. Repeat with remaining tortillas and filling mixture, then brush the outside of the tortillas with melted butter.

  4. Bake for 25 minutes until the tortillas are golden brown.

  5. Remove and serve with sour cream, salsa, or other desired toppings, and enjoy!


  • Calories: 468.44kcal
  • Fat: 31.27g
  • Saturated Fat: 14.60g
  • Trans Fat: 0.77g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 9.55g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.64g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.72g
  • Fiber: 3.10g
  • Sugar: 2.18g
  • Protein: 27.71g
  • Cholesterol: 110.62mg
  • Sodium: 690.80mg
  • Calcium: 386.19mg
  • Potassium: 371.78mg
  • Iron: 1.36mg
  • Vitamin A: 200.39µg
  • Vitamin C: 2.49mg
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