Baked Chicken Chimichangas

Chicken chimichangas

Ingredients (Makes 10 chimichangas)

1. Boneless chicken – 400 – 500 gm (I used 6 chicken breast tenders)

2. Oil – 1.5 tbsp

3. Onion – 1/2 cup, finely chopped

   Garlic – 2 cloves, minced

   Green bell pepper – 1/4 cup, chopped

   Red bell pepper – 1/4 cup, chopped

   Tomato – 2 small, chopped

   Chilly powder / paprika – 1/2 tsp

   Cumin powder – 1/4 tsp

   Salt and pepper – To season

Other ingredients

4. Tortilla – 10 (I used 8 inch)

5. Refried beans – 1 can ( I used homemade. Click here for the recipe)

6. Guacamole – 1/2 cup

7. Tomato salsa / pico de gallo – 1/2 cup

8. Sour cream – 1/2 cup


1. Heat 1.5 tbsp oil in a pan. Add onion and garlic. Stir for a minute. Add green and red bell pepper, tomato, chicken, chilly powder, cumin powder, salt and pepper. Mix well. Cook covered at medium heat for about 20 – 30 minutes stirring occasionally until chicken is done and most of the moisture evaporates. Switch off. When warm, take out the chicken pieces and shred into small pieces using two forks or your fingers. Put it back in the pan, mix everything well and cook for a minute. Taste-check for salt and set aside.

2. Preheat oven at 425 F.

3. Warm the tortillas (so that they are pliable enough to fold) and set aside. Spread around 3 tbsp refried beans in the center of each tortilla. Top with 1/4 cup of the prepared chicken mixture followed by 2 – 3 tsp guacamole and tomato salsa. (You can top it with 1 – 2 tbsp shredded cheese too). Fold the sides of the tortilla and then roll up. Place folded side down on a baking sheet lined with aluminium foil. Bake for 7 minutes on one side. Take out and flip them over. Again bake for  6 – 7 minutes. Serve with sour cream, guacamole and tomato salsa. (Instead of baking, you can shallow or deep-fry them in oil.)


Maya Akhil

Wife, Mother, Blogger and above all, an ardent lover of good food. I cook, serve, and eat with almost the same passion. The divine aroma that fills the kitchen when I cook or bake is simply what keeps me going!

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