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Baked Chicken Chimichangas

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Baked Chicken Leftovers Mexican


  • 2 1/2 c Chicken; cooked, shredded
  • 2 tb Olive oil
  • 1/2 c Onion; chopped
  • 2 Garlic; cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tb Chili powder
  • 16 oz Salsa (choice of hotness)
  • 1/2 ts Cumin; ground
  • 1/2 ts Cinnamon
  • pn Salt;(if necessary)
  • 6 10 inch flour tortillas nice flexible ones. If stiff, warm before filling
  • 1 c Refried beans
  • Olive oil (for basting) Sour Cream Guacamole


In large saucepan, saute onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in chili powder, salsa, cumin and cinnamon. Stir in shredded chicken. Let cool.
Heat oven to 450. Grease rimmed 15 x 10 x 1 baking pan. Working with one tortilla at a time, spoon a heaping tablespoon of beans down center of each tortilla. Top with a scant 1/2 cup of the chicken mixture. Fold up the bottom, top and sides of tortilla; secure with wooden toothpicks if necessary.
Place chimichangas in greased baking pan, seam side down. Brush all sides with the oil.
Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown and crisp, turning every 5 minutes.
Serving suggestions: Mexican Rice, and Bean/Corn Side Dish
Variation out of ChiChi cook book Posted to MM-Recipes Digest V3 #238
Date: Sat, 31 Aug 1996 22:15:10 -0500
From: (S.Pickell)