Baked Chicken Chimichangas

Baked Chicken Chimichangas - Crispy, healthy and filled with the best shredded Mexican chicken EVER!

Baked chicken chimichangas are easy and healthier to make at home.  You are going to love this recipe. The slow cooker Mexican chicken is TO DIE FOR! It takes these baked chimichangas over the top.

Baked Chicken Chimichangas

Baked Chicken Chimichangas - Crispy, healthy and filled with the best shredded Mexican chicken EVER!

Make the slow cooker Mexican chicken. Remove from the slow cooker and drain the excess liquid. (see all the liquid in this photo)

Baked Chicken Chimichangas - Crispy, healthy and filled with the best shredded Mexican chicken EVER!

In the food processor blend the avocado cream sauce ingredients and refrigerate.

Baked Chicken Chimichangas - Crispy, healthy and filled with the best shredded Mexican chicken EVER!

Lay out the tortilla, place a heaping 1/2 cup of shredded chicken in the middle, top it with the desired amount of cheese and fold up burrito style.

Baked Chicken Chimichangas - Crispy, healthy and filled with the best shredded Mexican chicken EVER!

Place them on the rack and brush with melted butter on both sides. Bake for about 20 minutes.

Baked Chicken Chimichangas - Crispy, healthy and filled with the best shredded Mexican chicken EVER!

Top with the avocado cream sauce and any additional toppings you desire.

Baked Chicken Chimichangas - Crispy, healthy and filled with the best shredded Mexican chicken EVER!

Serve! Crispy, crunchy outside and juicy, tender, oh so flavorful Mexican shredded chicken inside.

Baked Chicken Chimichangas - Crispy, healthy and filled with the best shredded Mexican chicken EVER!

You’re welcome!

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Baked Chicken Chimichangas - Crispy, healthy and filled with the best shredded Mexican chicken EVER!
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Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 6 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 Recipe Slow Cooker Mexican Chicken
  • 6 burrito size tortillas
  • 2 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
  • 3 Tbsp. melted butter
  • For the Avocado-Cilantro Sauce:
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mayo
  • 1 ripe avocado, pitted and skinned
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Salt, to taste
  • Optional Toppings
  • tomatoes
  • sour cream
  • cilantro
  • salsa
Instructions
  1. Prepare Mexican Chicken according to recipe directions. Drain excess liquid from chicken.
  2. Prepare the avocado cilantro sauce by adding the sour cream, mayo, avocado, cilantro, lime juice, and salt to taste to the food processor and blend until smooth. Place in a separate bowl and set in the refrigerator.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with foil and add a baking rack on top. Prepare the chimichangas by adding a heaping ½ cup filling to each tortilla, top with the desired amount of cheese and roll up burrito style.
  4. Place chimichangas on the baking rack and brush both sides lightly with the melted butter.
  5. Cook for 20 minutes or until golden. Watch closely you don't want them to burn.

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Comments

  1. Reply

    No way. I have been craving Mexican but didn’t want to revert to my usual go-to dishes! These look absolutely fabulous! That chicken looks so so good and I’m loving anything that I can make for big #s of people all at once – huge win!! YUM!

    1. Reply

      Thanks, Maria! I hope you all enjoy them as much as we do. 🙂

  2. Reply

    I’m really looking forward to trying this recipe! Thanks for sharing! Blessings, Janet

    1. Reply

      I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for dropping by, Janet!

  3. Reply

    My daughter loves chimichangas! I can’t wait to make this for her! Pinning to share. Thanks for stopping over and sharing your recipe with us for Brag About It! Have a great week 🙂

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Laurie!

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  5. Reply

    Leigh, your Baked Chimichangas look awesome, and the spicing is just right for my family and I. Thank you for sharing this delicious recipe with us at Hearth and Soul. Pinned! Hope to see you at Hearth and Soul again this week!

    1. Reply

      Thanks so much, April!

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