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

Nutritional Facts

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

Sweet White Wine

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

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Reviewed Jul. 15, 2014

These were excellent! I used leftover chicken from the honey spice chicken recipe on the website. Will definitely be making these again!

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Reviewed Apr. 14, 2014

What a tasty meal! Hubby and I both say 'it's a keeper!' The easiest Chimichangas I've ever made. Definitely recommend it.

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Reviewed Mar. 2, 2014

Delicious. Marinated chicken with taco seasoning and italian dressing first. Add rice or beans.

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Reviewed Feb. 11, 2014

Very tasty! I love that its not deep -fried!

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Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

Quick and easy with delish results.

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