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Baked Chicken Chimichangas Recipe

  • Author: Shawn
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, cut into small cubes (roughly 2 cups of uncooked chicken)
  • 4, 8 inch soft flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup Mexican blend cheese
  • 16 ounce can, fat free refried beans
  • 4.5 ounce can chopped or diced green chiles, drained
  • 1/2 yellow onion, chopped
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • olive oil (affiliate link) and cooking spray for cooking
  • Guacamole, sour cream, and salsa for serving (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 500 °F.
  2. In a cast iron skillet (affiliate link), heat oil on medium heat. Add chopped chicken and onion and simmer until chicken is fully cooked through, about 6-8 minutes.
  3. Mix in the chopped green chiles, garlic, and spices and let simmer for 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Transfer filling to a bowl, and stir in cheese until mixed throughout. Set the skillet aside for baking.
  4. Lay out the tortillas and evenly spread two heaping tablespoons of refried beans down the center of each tortilla. Divide the chicken filling down the center of each of the tortillas as well.
  5. Fold in the top and bottom of the tortilla and roll into a tight burrito, ensuring the ends stay closed. Place on a baking sheet or back in the skillet with the seam at the bottom so the chimichangas stay tightly wrapped. Give the tops of the chimichangas a quick spray with cooking spray.
  6. Transfer to the oven and bake on the top rack for 7-8 minutes or until the tops of the chimichangas start to brown. Serve immediately with guacamole, sour cream or salsa.