Oven Baked Chicken Chimichangas Lower-Calorie

Oven Baked Chicken Chimichangas Lower-Calorie

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Oven Baked Chicken Chimichangas Lower-Calorie

 

Mexican food is one of my all times favorite foods. I love ordering chimichangas when I got out, but they are always deep fried at restaurants and that means it’s loaded with calories. As delicious as it is, it’s easy to consume around 1000 calories in one chimichanga, not to mention the chips and salsa that usually accompany the meal.

 

I really enjoy making this homemade version that is “oven-fried.” All the flavor is still there, and if you wanted you could eat two (or 3!) for less calories than eating out. The butter that is brushed over the top gives the tortilla the perfect crispiness when baked in the oven. You could top the cooked chimichangas with salsa, guacamole or sour cream too.

 

oven baked chimichangas on white plate

 

The flavors in these chimichangas really wow. I use boneless, skinless chicken breast that I cook then shred. You could also buy a rotisserie chicken and shred that up too to save time. Any picante sauce will work, so if you have a favorite already then that’s great. We rotate different sauces, but feel free to use whatever you like or have on hand.

 

My kids like helping me make this for dinner, especially brushing the tops with butter. This is a meal the whole family likes and it’s ready in under and hour, with prep time and cooking. My kids like eating rice as a side dish, but I enjoy having a salad on the side.

 

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Calories per serving (1 chimichanga): 336

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Oven Baked Chicken Chimichangas

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 Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner
Keyword: chicken chimichangas, low calorie food option, mexican food, oven baked chimichangas
Servings: 8
Calories: 336kcal

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

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

Notes

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

Nutrition

Serving: 8g | Calories: 336kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 32g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 83mg | Sodium: 531mg | Potassium: 13mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 28IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 11mg
Nutrition Facts
Oven Baked Chicken Chimichangas
Amount Per Serving (8 g)
Calories 336 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 83mg28%
Sodium 531mg22%
Potassium 13mg0%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 32g64%
Vitamin A 28IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 17mg2%
Iron 11mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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