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Oven Baked Chicken Chimichangas

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Oven baked chicken chimichangas are baked in the oven instead of deep fried, which cuts back significantly on fat and calories. Perfect for any family night Mexican food dinner.

Oven Baked Chicken Chimichangas

I really enjoy making these homemade oven baked chicken chimichangas. The butter that is brushed over the top gives the tortillas the perfect crispiness when baked in the oven. They also make a great family meal.

Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Baked in the oven and not greasy
  • Can be made using leftover chicken
  • Perfect for a family meal
  • Great for meal prep
oven baked chimichangas on white plate

Ingredients

What you’ll need to make this recipe.

How to make this recipe

1 – Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, so it’s ready to go while the chimichangas are being assembled.

2 –In a medium bowl, mix cooked chicken, picante sauce, oregano, cheese and onion together.

3 – Divide the chicken mixture evenly between the tortillas then fold the tortillas tightly into burritos, placing them seam side down into the baking dish.

4 – Brush the tortillas with melted butter.

5 – Place the chimichangas in the oven and cook for approximately 25 minutes. 

oven baked chimichangas on white plate

What do I serve with chicken Chimichangas?

There are so many great sides to serve with chimichangas. A few ideas are refried beans, black beans, Mexican or white rice, grilled zucchini, grilled corn or corn on the cob.

What can I put on top of my chicken Chimichangas?

Some favorites are salsa, sour cream, guacamole, shredded cheese, sliced avocado, chopped tomatoes, jalapeños, and lime wedges. 

How do I store my homemade chimichangas?

Properly stored in an airtight container, the chimichangas will last up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Can I freeze homemade chimichangas?

Yes! Properly stored in an airtight container, the chimichangas will last up to 6 months in the freezer. 

How to I reheat frozen chimichangas?

Thaw chimichangas in refrigerator overnight, bake at 400 degrees for about 10 minutes. If frozen, bake at 400 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Calories per serving (1 chimichanga): 336

Yield: 8 Servings

Oven Baked Chicken Chimichangas

chimichangas stacked on a plate with one cut in half to see the inside

These chicken chimichangas are baked in the oven instead of deep fried, which cuts back significantly on fat and calories. Perfect for any family night Mexican food dinner.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 3/4 cup picante sauce, or your favorite salsa
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
  • 8 - 8" flour tortillas
  • 2 tbsp butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a medium bowl, mix chicken, picante sauce, oregano, cheese and onion together.
  2. Divide chicken mixture evenly in the center of each tortilla.
  3. Fold tortillas into burritos by folding in sides of tortilla, then rolling tightly until closed. Place burrito seam side down on a baking sheet.
  4. Brush burritos with melted butter. Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
  5. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Notes

  • If desired, garnish cooked chimichangas with additional cheese, green onions, and salsa.

    Nutrition Information:

    Yield:

    8

    Amount Per Serving: Calories: 336Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 83mgSodium: 531mgCarbohydrates: 24gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 32g

    Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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    Andrea Metlika

    Tuesday 26th of November 2019

    Yum! these chimichanga's look marvelous. Really like that they are baked not fried.

    simplylowcal

    Tuesday 26th of November 2019

    Thanks, Andrea! :)

    Megan Ellam

    Tuesday 26th of November 2019

    Love me some chimichangas! Thanks so much for another delicious recipe.

    simplylowcal

    Tuesday 26th of November 2019

    You're welcome, Megan. :)

    Pam

    Tuesday 26th of November 2019

    Love chimichangas, but not the greasiness, so this recipe is perfect for me! I would top them with lettuce, tomato, sour cream and maybe a few jalapeno slices.

    simplylowcal

    Tuesday 26th of November 2019

    That sounds delicious! :)

    Anita

    Tuesday 26th of November 2019

    I always hesitate to making these at home because of frying, now that you share the baked version, we're going to eat more homemade chimichangas. :)

    simplylowcal

    Tuesday 26th of November 2019

    That's great! I hope you enjoy. :)

    Lisa | Garlic & Zest

    Tuesday 26th of November 2019

    I haven't had a chimichanga in years, but boy they bring back memories. Love this healthier version -- 'cause I don't need the extra calories.

    simplylowcal

    Tuesday 26th of November 2019

    They are delicious and taste great baked in the oven. :)

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