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Easy Baked Chicken Chimichangas

The yummiest, easiest baked chicken chimichangas ever! From start to fork in the mouth in 50 minutes.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: baked, chicken, chicken, mexican, chimichanga, chimichanga, easy, mexican, yummy
Servings: 6


  • 1.5 pounds skinless, boneless chicken breasts (or tenders) boiled and shredded, I prefer the tenders as they cook quicker
  • 10-12 flour tortillas
  • 1 can small can of green chiles drained
  • 1 small green pepper, diced saute with the diced onion in small amount of olive oil
  • 1 small diced onion saute with green pepper in small amount of olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4-1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 cups shredded monterey jack cheese
  • 1/8 cup melted butter


  • Boil the chicken in a pot of water for 8-12 minutes until done, remove from pot and shred
    boiled shredded chicken
  • While the chicken is boiling saute the diced onion and green pepper in a small amount of olive oil until tender
    sauteed onions and green peppers
  • Combine the cheese and dry ingredients in a bowl and add the shredded chicken and sauteed onions and peppers
    chimichanga mix
  • Line a large cookie sheet with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray lightly
    ready to bake chicken chimichangas
  • Assemble the chimichangas. Place a tortilla on the prepared pan, put a 1/4-1/2 a cup of chicken mixture in the middle of each tortilla. Fold the tortillas long sides toward the middle then the short end over that. Place folds down on the pan. Spread melted butter over the chimichangas then bake at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes until browned to your taste.
    Serve with a cheese sauce, shredded cheese, salsa, sour cream or whatever you like. Add jalapenos on the side, oh and definitely some mexican rice!
    baked chicken chimichangas