Baked Chicken Chimichangas Recipe
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Baked Chicken Chimichangas Recipe

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I developed this quick and easy recipe through trial and error. I used to garnish with sour cream, too, but eliminated it in order to lighten the recipe. My friends all love it when I cook these, and they're much healthier than fried chimichangas. —Rickey Madden, Clinton, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast
  • 1-1/2 cups picante sauce, divided
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • 2/3 cup chopped green onions, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 269 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 613mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 17g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1-1/2 starch, 2 lean meat 1 vegetable 1/2 fat


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. In a small bowl, combine chicken, 3/4 cup picante sauce, cheese, 1/4 cup onions, cumin and oregano. Spoon 1/2 cup mixture down the center of each tortilla. Fold sides and ends over filling and roll up. Place seam side down in a 15x10x1-in. baking pan coated with cooking spray. Brush with butter.
  2. Bake, uncovered, 20-25 minutes or until heated through. Top with remaining picante sauce and onions. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Baked Chicken Chimichangas in Healthy Cooking December/January 2009, p64

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2016

"I was not expecting them to be so tasty. I did substitute 3/4 c. of medium taco sauce for 3/4 c. of the picante sauce as I did not have enough. Perhaps that was the secret ingredient to make them so tasty!"

Reviewed Mar. 30, 2016

"Loved this dish! Had 3 guests at my house for this meal and hey also loved it. Great flavor."

Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

"Love chimis and the idea of baking, but wasn't a big hit. Flavor wasn't what was expected."

Reviewed Jun. 6, 2015

"Yummy! I used whole wheat tortillas for me and flour tortillas for my hubby. His were crispy, but the whole wheat tortillas did not crisp up. But they were still very good nonetheless!"

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2015

"Very tasty"

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