The Delicious Chicken Chimichangas Recipe

Chicken Chimichangas


  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 25 mins
  • Total: 40 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Cooking Method: Cooking
  • Recipe Cuisine: Mexican


  • 3cupscooked chicken, shredded
  • 1 1/2cupsrefried beans, homemade or store-bought*
  • 1/2cup salsa
  • 1/2teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2teaspoon dry oregano leaves
  • 3tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2white onions (chopped)
  • 1clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2cup tomato sauce
  • 1/2cup chicken broth
  • 1 1/2 teaspoonschili powder
  • 1teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4teaspoon ground coriander
  • 2tablespoons sour cream, plus more for topping
  • 6large flour tortillas
  • 1 1/4 cupsshredded Cheddar Cheese or Mexican Cheese blend
  • guacamole and diced tomatoesfor serving (optional)

The Chicken Chimichangas is a must-try Mexican dish that makes Mexican cuisine dear to your heart. As its cuisine implies, Chicken Chimichangas employs tortillas, beans, and chili peppers along with the titillating combination of meat and cheese that ends in a culinary masterpiece.

Due to its mouth-watering appearance and toothsome flavor, it is very popular. You would expect an arduous recipe from its fooling appearance, but it’s not rocket science at all.

Not needing to spend grueling hours in the kitchen, you can prepare it professionally by applying the following recipe and get a kick out of its seductive taste.


Step 1

Using a skillet, heat vegetable oil over medium flame. Stir fry onion in hot oil for 3 minutes until onion becomes translucent. Stir in garlic, cumin, paprika, coriander, and chili powder. Continue frying for 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Step 2

Pour chicken broth, tomato sauce, and salsa into the skillet, and stir to mix well. Let the mixture come to a boil and turn the heat down to low. Simmer the mixture for about 6 minutes while stirring occasionally. By this time, most of the liquid of the mixture evaporates, and a thick sauce results. Stir in sour cream, cooked chicken, salt, and black pepper.

Step 3

Leave a 5-centimeter margin from the edges of the Tortilla. Spoon refried beans into the center of each Tortilla. Place 1/3 cup chicken mixture over refried beans and top with three tablespoons of Cheddar Cheese.

Step 4

Bring the sides together in the center. Fold over the bottom and up, creating a rectangle, and fasten with a toothpick.

Step 5

Heat vegetable oil over a medium-high flame and fry 2 filled tortillas in hot oil until the bottom turns golden brown. Then flip over and fry the other side. Remove filled tortillas from oil and place them on a paper towel to drain the grease. Repeat the process for the remaining tortillas.

Step 6

Garnish with sour cream, sliced tomato, guacamole, or salsa, and serve warm.

Cooking Notes

Ground beef or turkey bacon also provide a great alternative to chicken.

To have a more health-friendly dish, preheat the oven to 200 c and bake filled tortillas for 8-10 minutes.


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