Chicken chimichangas is a Mexican dish consisting of a deep-fried burrito. The burrito is typically filled with chicken, cheese, and re-fried beans, and served with a variety of toppings, such as sour cream, salsa, and guacamole.

With this foolproof baking method, you can make the crispiest chicken chimichangas of your life at home. Let's get started!


  • 1 lb. boneless, skinless chicken breasts, shredded
  • 1 (15 oz) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 8 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • vegetable oil, for frying
  • sour cream and guacamole, for serving (optional)

How do you make chicken chimichangas?

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

2. In a large bowl, combine chicken, black beans, salsa, cheddar cheese, and green onions.

3. Place about 1/2 cup of the mixture in the center of each tortilla. Fold the bottom up to cover the filling, then fold in the sides and roll them up tightly.

  • Bake method:

4. Place the chimichangas seam-side down on a lightly greased baking sheet. Brush with vegetable oil.

5. Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown.

  • Fry method:

4. Pour vegetable oil into a large skillet, and heat over medium-high heat. Fry the chimichangas in the hot oil until golden brown and crisp, about 2 minutes per side.

5. Serve with sour cream and guacamole, if desired.


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