Crunchy Baked Chimichanga Recipe


I really wish I could take credit for this delish recipe, but I cannot. I got this out of my Family Feasts for $75 a Week book. Owen is a picky eater. PICKY. Kind of like his mother. 🙂 Owen ate an entire chimichanga for dinner. He kept giving me hugs and kisses and telling me how yummy dinner was. I’d say it was a success. This recipe made 5 chimichangas, which worked out great for the 3 of us. You can also make these ahead in large quantities, freeze in individual ziploc baggies and then heat in the microwave for about 2 minutes for a quick lunch. I’ll definitely be doubling the recipe next time, if not tripling it. YUM.

Crunchy Baked Chimichangas      serves 4 to 6   prep time: 40 minutes

1 1/2 cups chopped cooked chicken

1/2 cup picante sauce

1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

2 green onions, chopped

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon garlic powder (I left this out because the smell of the garlic powder makes me want to hurl)

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

Six 8-inch flour tortillas

2 tablespoons melted butter

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2. Combine chicken, picante sauce, cheese, green onions, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and oregano in a medium-sized bowl. Divide mixture evenly among center of tortillas. Fold opposite sides of tortillas over filling, then roll up from the bottom and place seam side down on a baking sheet. (I lined mine with parchment paper.) Brush tops with melted butter.

3. Bake until golden brown, about 20 minutes. Garnish with additional cheese and green onions, serve salsa on the side.


This was definitely a successful dinner. There were no leftovers, which we usually have at least enough for hubby to take for work the next day. Enjoy!


About Erin

I'm a mom to the sweetest little boys ever, Owen & Colin. Owen was born in April of 2007 after 22 hours of active labor in a hospital. Love him more than life. Knowing I didn't feel another hospital birth was right for me, Colin was born at home surrounded by our 2 midwives and our little family. I've been married to my hubs for 7 years. We met in 1997 in an AOL Chatroom...the rest is history. I'm crazy. I'm funny. I am socially awkward. This is my life.

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  1. Hey, hey! Thank you so much for your sweet comment about my little Prater Ellis’ nursery – I appreciate your sweet words more than you know! Good luck finding out your lovies gender tomorrow – can’t wait to hear what you find out!

    P.S. I am super excited about this recipe – I am adding it to my menu plan for the weekend! Yummy, thanks for sharing!

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