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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

Ingredients

  • 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 starch, 2 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 0 fat.

Directions

  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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TerriBowes 254002
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2016

"I make these all the time. They are delicious and so easy to make."

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jnjrok 249255
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!"

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allharrymama 246335
Reviewed Mar. 30, 2016

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

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Kathyjordan 240701
Reviewed Dec. 31, 2015

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

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rmbarr059 227529
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!"

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oczkowicz 224843
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2015

"Very tasty"

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treacher 223908
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2015

"Very good way to use leftover chicken, very tastey. My family loved it. Thank You! LeeAnn Treacher"

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dewflop 223361
Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"Thought this would be better. I really liked the idea of baking the chimichangas, but I think i can find one I like better . Just so so flavor."

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seasons4 222944
Reviewed Mar. 16, 2015

"These were delicious! Everyone loved them."

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Patrica390 219130
Reviewed Jan. 29, 2015

"My family really enjoyed these. I added a can of enchilada sauce over the top, sprinkled with more cheese then added the onion. I brushed the chimichangas with olive oil by mistake but one wouldn't notice. Great to bake rather than fry. Heated up nicely for leftovers. Good recipe!"

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