Baked Chimichangas Recipe
- 2-1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
- 6 flour tortillas (10 inches), warmed
- 3/4 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
- 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 2 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup fat-free half-and-half
- 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
- 1. In a nonstick skillet, simmer the chicken, salsa, onion, cumin and oregano until heated through and most of the liquid has evaporated.
- 2. Place 1/2 cup chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla; top with 2 tablespoons cheese. Fold sides and ends over filling and roll up.
- 3. Place seam side down in a 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish coated with cooking spray. Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
- 4. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the broth, bouillon and pepper. Cook until bouillon is dissolved. In a small bowl, combine flour and cream until smooth; gradually stir into broth. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Stir in chilies; cook until heated through. To serve, cut chimichangas in half; top with sauce. Yield: 6 servings.
One serving (1 chimichanga with 1/4 cup sauce) equals 423 calories, 9 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 1,326 mg sodium, 47 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 32 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 3 lean meat, 1/2 fat.
Reviews for Baked Chimichangas
"These are good but I didn't like the 'baked' tortilla. It may just have been the LaTortilla Factory low carb, tortillas that I used but it wasn't awful. The original recipe called for 1/4 cup flour and 1 cup half & half for the sauce which I modified by using 4 ounces skim milk and 4 ounces light sour cream. What I did worked but it needed more flour (I only used 2 tablespoons) as it was pretty thin, also needed some more spice. I served it with salsa and that 'rescued' the flavor"
"Love this recipe! I have even used milk if I don't have 1/2 and 1/2 and although it isn't as thick the gravy still tastes delicious!"
"This dish was amazing! And on top of that it's a cinch to make. A love the sauce, so simple yet lots of flavour. I didn't have half and half, but I used whipping cream, which may have made it extra creamy, which for me, is perfect!"
"Super Yummy. Will be making this again. :)"
"EXCELLENT DISH! EXCELLENT! Next time I will freeze some. I have made them twice and they are GOOD."
"Great recipe. Made just like it was. Perfect taste and will use this in my recipe rotation. A Keeper!!!"
"The chimichangas were very tasty but the cream was bad! The cream has tooo much flour and very strong floury taste. I had to use another recipe to make a new cream."
"Great! Fast. Hearty. Delicious!"
"I absolutely love this recipe, I have suggested it to many of my friends and family.!!!!!!!"
"This one is on the regular rotation at our house. Very easy and quick. Tastes great every time. If you have kids that don't like spicy food, set aside a bit of the sauce before you add the chilies for them. I sometimes make them with the smaller tortillas - just put less filling in each one - for a great packable lunch even without the sauce. But the sauce is definitely what makes this dish special."
"After reading another review on this recipe, I added a can of black beans which was a great addition. A keeper!"
"I made this recipe tonight for my husband and I and it was wonderful. This will be going on my favorite list.Dorothy Q from Iowa"
"Made these last night for supper. There were a lot of different flavors but it seemed bland over all. Threw in 1/2 can of black beans and 1/2 can of corn to use them up. Made the mistake of sprinkling on some salt before I tasted it. They're not over salty but have enough. Just seems like there should have been more of some kind of flavor, not sure what. But good none the less."
"Yummm, i loved this one. The sauce is a must!"
"excellent. fast and easy."
"My family did not care for these. The recipe was not difficult and I enjoyed making them. I was saddened to see plates scraped into the trash. Won't be making again."
"Changed it up a bit since i'm in Japan and also like to make things a little healthier. I added 2 cups of salsa for more flavor and instead of using half and half I used a half cup of plain greek yogurt with 3/4 cup nonfat milk. Wonderful."
"I wish every recipe I tried was as perfect as this one! The chimichangas were easy and the sauce was very flavorful. I will definitely make this again!"
"I always tend to look for recipes that get a bunch of reviews, figuring those are the really good ones. This recipe is ABSOLUTELY wonderful!!! You'd have to be taste-bud challenged NOT to love this - GREAT and then some and so easy to put together, too"
"So easy!! I added more spice to this, some cayenne and hot sauce to the meat mixture, it turned out great!"
"Very quick and easy."
"Great recipe, easy to make, can add any type of salsa to make it as spicy as you want. Loved the topping!"
"I substituted wheat/low carb tortillas and didn't use any onion - they turned out amazing! The chimichangas and sauce were even good warmed up for lunch the next day!"
"My family and I love this recipe. The sauce adds a great zing to this meal!!!"
"This is quick and easy to make and very tasty! Will be making it again."
"Very good and quick the sauce is awesome"
"I made these last night, and they were absolutely delicious!!!!! They turned out crispy and much better than the fried version. Definitely make the sauce, it makes the dish. This is for sure going in my regular rotation!!!"
"I've made this recipe over and over again. I love it! So easy and has wonderful flavor!"
"I followed the recipe exactly as written; didn't alter a thing and they were wonderful. I used a mild salsa and they were still flavorful. Also loved the green chili sauce! Will definitely make these again."
"This is the second time we have had this dish. I enlisted the help of my college age son in putting them all together. My two granddaughters were here (they are very picky eaters) and they wanted seconds."
"Thank you for the great reviews! ~Angela Oelschlaeger"
"My 3yo son and 2yo daughter loved this dish! I split one in half for each of them and they both wanted seconds. I didn't have 10" tortillas on hand, mine were whole wheat and a little smaller so I had some trouble rolling them up but once baked they held nicely."
"we used whole wheat tortillas and they turned out well. The sauce is what makes this dish. We had them for leftovers the following nite and they kept well."
"My husband and I loved these! Used a mild salsa this time, but going to be trying them with medium for a little more kick. SO DELICIOUS!"
"soooo yummy !!!!!!1"
"These were delicious! The whole family loved it. I omitted the onion and oregano. Can't wait to have them again!"
"These were very tasty. I'm thinking of making a batch and freezing. They would make a good quick snack for the kids."
"What a delicious and healthy recipe! The sauce was really yummy too. My picky 2 year old even loved them!"
"This is a great recipe! I served these for my parents, and we couldn't get enough of them. The sauce was wonderful - I did not use the chiles. I will definetely make these again. Yum!"
Full-Bodied White Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.