Oven-Fried Chimichangas are a delicious way to enjoy chimichangas without all the mess from deep-frying...and guess what? We think they taste better this way! Tortillas are stuffed with chicken, spices, picante sauce and cheese, then brushed with melted butter to crisp in the oven- so easy and so good! You can also bake these chimichangas in the air fryer, quickly and without the butter- see the tip below for how.
cost per recipe: $3.38
Heat the oven to 400°F. While the oven is heating, stir the picante sauce, cumin, oregano, chicken, cheese and onions in a medium bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Place about 1/2 cup chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla. Fold the opposite sides over the filling. Roll the tortillas up from the bottom and place them seam-side down on a baking sheet. Brush the tortilla rolls with butter.
Bake for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Serve with additional picante sauce.
A Healthful Hint
When I make these I use a can spray of either butter or oilve oil comes out the same and I saved a few calories too...
Me who usually turns my nose up at this kind of recipe........
actually found it delicious and very quick to make. I used a roasted chicken I got from Costco. My husband asks me to make this sometimes.
Oven-Fried Chicken Chimichangas
So simple! Used taco seasoning and sourcream in the mixture for extra flavor/creaminess.
So easy and so good!!!!
I used the precooked cut chicken in a bag and sautéed it for a bit before I mixed it all together to make sure it wasn't cold before I put it in the oven. I also used hot picante salsa to give it more flavor. Yummy!!!
This recipe is easy and delicious. I added a little taco seasoning to the chicken before I cooked it (stirfry style) and it gave it a great flavor. Other than that I followed the recipe as written. Even my picky eaters ate it so this will be a regular meal/snack in our house. We topped it with sour cream and chopped green onions. DELICIOUS!!
This nutritional information refers to each serving of the entire recipe and not just the products used as ingredients.