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Chicken Chimichangas Recipe

Chicken Chimichangas Recipe

Crispy outside with gooey cheese inside, this homemade Mexican favorite had our testers saying, “Hello, delicious!” Pair with Spanish rice or serve with chips and salsa for a restaurant-quality meal prepared in minutes. —Bridget Harrison, Cedar Hill, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 3 Honey & Spice Baked Chicken breast halves, cubed
  • 1 cup refried beans
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches), warmed
  • 3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Optional toppings: sour cream, salsa con queso dip, shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and chopped seeded jalapeno pepper


  • 1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the first seven ingredients. Cover and microwave on high for 1-1/2 to 2 minutes or until heated through. Spoon 1/3 cup off-center on each tortilla; sprinkle with cheese. Fold up edge nearest filling; fold in both sides and roll up. Secure with a toothpick.
  • 2. In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Cook chimichangas until golden brown, turning to cook all sides. Drain on paper towels. Serve with toppings of your choice. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 chimichanga (calculated without optional toppings): 640 calories, 43g fat (6g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 806mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 3g fiber), 25g protein.

Reviews for Chicken Chimichangas

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aug2295 User ID: 4631582 193116
Reviewed May. 29, 2012

"I found the filling a bit dry, thought it needed salsa, sour cream, or something else in there."

cookinNC User ID: 4119721 190538
Reviewed Feb. 25, 2012

"WOW! Delicious: my family, including the kiddos loved these. I will make these again."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

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