Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro
6 servings (serving size: 1 chimichanga and about 4 teaspoons salsa)

These chimichangas are oven-browned instead of deep-fried. The filling uses queso fresco. If it's not available, try shredded Monterey Jack.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 500°.

Step 2

Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl; toss well.

Step 3

Spread 1/4 cup beans down center of each tortilla. Top each tortilla with 2/3 cup chicken mixture; roll up. Place rolls, seam sides down, on a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Coat tops of chimichangas with cooking spray. Bake at 500° for 7 minutes. Serve with salsa.

Ratings & Reviews

singchef's Review

October 09, 2014
These were outrageously good! I used Cheddar, cheaper than queso fresco, and didn't have chiles (I thought I did when I started, but I was wrong!), so I added about 1/4 tsp. of chili powder and about 1/4 tsp. of chipotle chile powder instead, but that doesn't mean I won't use the queso and chiles next time I make them. I did think there were too many refried beans in the filling, and would probably cut that down to about 3 tbsp. per chimi next time I make them. Otherwise, they were yummy, easy and actually fun to make. They came out looking beautiful too.

NancyFB's Review

March 02, 2014
I added one and one half finely chopped Serrano chilies and about a third cup chopped cilantro to the chicken mixture and then cooked per recipe. This was delicious and a huge hit with the family. It will become a "regular".

VickiTauer's Review

November 24, 2013

Hidfromu's Review

October 11, 2013

NCN314's Review

October 07, 2013

akcooks's Review

July 17, 2013
My family loves these (even my 2 young, picky boy). It's a regular in our house. I used to cut out the chiles thinking they'd be too spicy for my kids, but they don't even notice! Love the crunch without frying.

lwright311's Review

July 05, 2013
This isnt the spicy type of dish I usually make but the quick and easy preparation makes up for that.

PrimeSuspect's Review

January 13, 2013

oceans68's Review

April 29, 2012
I tweaked the recipe a bit..used La Tortilla Factory low carb tortillas and low fat monterey jack cheese. Everything else was the same and it came up to be around 250-300 calories. Very delicious :)

danielle3720's Review

Teri Cooney
March 23, 2012
I like the changes that Iyones proposed for this recipe. I think chipotle would be a great addition and definately black beans over refried. And like jnygren said SPREAD THE BEANS THIN if you use refried because they overpower everything else.