Chicken Chimichangas 

Chicken Chimichangas 


Ingredients for Chimichangas:

  • ¾ cup onions
  • 1 cup cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
  • ¾ cup salsa, I used Pace chunky salsa (mild spice)
  • ¾ cup light Mexican blend cheese or cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ⅓  cup corn, fresh or frozen (thawed if frozen)
  • 2 tablespoons  skinny ranch dressing, fat-free sour cream or fat-free Greek plain yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 4 Mission 100% whole wheat flour tortillas, see shopping tips
  • Cooking spray, I used olive oil spray

Ingredients for Toppings:

  • tablespoons  Skinny Ranch Dressing  fat-free sour cream or fat-free Greek plain yogurt
  • Chopped or shredded lettuce
  • Salsa
  • Tomatoes, chopped
  • ¼ cup reduced-fat cheese, shredded


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat a baking pan with cooking spray.
  • Add onions to a small, microwave-safe dish. Cook onions for 1 minute, to soften.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together cooked onions, chicken, salsa, cheese, corn, ranch or sour cream, and cumin.
  • Heat each tortilla in microwave for 10 seconds to soften. Heat 1 at a time. Once heated, place a little over ½ cup of chicken mixture in center of each tortilla and spread out a bit. Wrap like a burrito, folding opposite sides (ends) to close. Repeat for each by first heating tortilla in microwave, then adding filling and folding up.
  • Place each, seam-side down on a baking pan. Spray top of each with cooking spray. Bake in oven for 25 minutes or until golden brown. Remove each from baking pan using a spatula.
  • To Garnish: Top each chimichangas with ½ tablespoon skinny ranch dressing or sour cream, a little shredded lettuce, salsa, chopped tomatoes and 1 tablespoon cheese.  
  • Notes
  • Makes 4 servings
  • Food Facts
  • A chimichangas is typically prepared by filling a flour tortilla with a wide range of ingredients, most commonly rice, cheese, machaca (dried meat), carne adobada (marinated meat), or shredded chicken, and folding it into a rectangular package. It is then deep-fried and can be accompanied with salsa, guacamole, sour cream, and/or cheese.

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