Cheese and Chicken Chimichangas

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This recipe came after we got together with some friends for a Mexican potluck.  These chimichangas are melt-in-your-mouth delicious and easy to make.  You can bake them according to the directions below – or you can do like my boys do.  They grab them out of the freezer one at a time and heat them in the microwave for a quick after school snack.

Once the chicken and salsa are all simmered into deliciousness, I set up an assembly station on the counter:

assembly station

After I layer on the cheese,

chicken and cheese

I fold it into a square packet,

folded chimicanga

and put it right into the ziplock bag.

packaged chimicangas

These are so yummy served with rice and a green salad.  {One recipe made 9 chimicangas.}


2 1/2 cups shredded or shopped cooked chicken

2/3 cup salsa

1/2 cup green onion slices {can be omitted}

1/4 – 1 tsp. cumin

1/2 tsp. crushed oregano

1/2 tsp. salt

8-9 – 7-8” flour tortillas

1/4 cup melted butter

1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

Combine chicken, salsa, onion, cumin, oregano, and salt in saucepan, simmer 5 mins. or until most of liquid has evaporated.  Brush one side of tortillas with butter.  Spoon 1/3 cup meat mixture onto center of unbuttered sides, put about 2 Tbsp. cheese on top.  Fold 2 sides over filling, fold ends down.  Place seam side down in a 13 x 9” baking dish.  Bake in preheated oven at 475 degrees about 13 minutes or until crisp and golden brown.  Top with guacamole, additional salsa, and sour cream to serve.

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One Comment

  1. OH Rita, this sounds delicious! I am currently working on figuring out what is in the freezer but this will definitely make it on my list of things to make/freeze. Have a great day!

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