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Crispy Chicken Chimichangas Recipe – Small Batch

April 5, 2017
Crispy Chicken Chimichangas Recipe for two - easy dinner or lunch for two

These Crispy Chicken Chimichangas are quick and easy! Chimichangas are usually deep fried but this method is quick and results in an equally crispy tortilla with a satisfying chicken, cheese, and black bean filling.

Need something to go with it? Try this Tomato Peach Salsa and tortilla chips or this Strawberry Cobbler.

Crispy Chicken Chimichungas

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Dice the chicken and onion and cook over medium heat in a frying pan for about 5 minutes until chicken is cooked through and onions begin to soften. Click here for a cutting board.

Crispy Chicken Chimichungas

 

While the chicken is cooking mix together the sour cream and shredded cheese in a small bowl.

Crispy Chicken Chimichungas

 

Add the black beans and seasonings to the chicken and onions. Continue cooking about 2 minutes until heated through.

Crispy Chicken Chimichungas

 

Place one tortilla onto a plate and add a quarter of the cheese mixture to the center.

Crispy Chicken Chimichungas

 

Top the cheese mixture with a sprinkle of chives.

Crispy Chicken Chimichungas

 

Next add about a half cup of the chicken and bean mixture.

Crispy Chicken Chimichungas

 

Add some shredded lettuce and any other optional veggies.

Crispy Chicken Chimichungas

 

Fold in all four sides of the tortilla like an envelope and spray with non-stick cooking spray. You will need to hold it together with your fingers.

Crispy Chicken Chimichungas

 

Place it seam side down in a frying pan over medium heat and cook for about 1 or 2 minutes until tortilla is golden. I did two at a time and then repeated with the remaining two chimichangas.

Crispy Chicken Chimichungas

 

Flip them over to brown the second side for another 1 or 2 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy! You can also add more toppings at this point like sour cream and salsa.

 

 

Crispy Chicken Chimichangas Recipe for Two - Chimichangas are usually deep fried but this method is quick and results in an equally crispy tortilla with a satisfying chicken, cheese, and black bean filling. This is a perfect dinner or lunch for two.

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Crispy Chicken Chimichangas
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 
Chimichangas are usually deep fried but this method is quick and results in an equally crispy tortilla with a satisfying chicken, cheese, and black bean filling.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings (Adjustable): 4
Calories: 404 kcal
Author: Zona
Ingredients (Choose US or Metric)
  • 2 boneless chicken breasts small
  • 1/3 cup onion
  • 1/2 cup cheddar jack cheese shredded
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 can black beans (about 15 ounces)
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon adobo seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon dried chives
  • 1 cup lettuce shredded
  • 4 burrito size tortillas (12 inch)
Instructions
  1. Dice the chicken and onion and cook over medium heat in a frying pan for about 5 minutes until chicken is cooked through and onions begin to soften.
  2. While the chicken is cooking mix together the sour cream and shredded cheese in a small bowl.
  3. Add the black beans and seasonings to the chicken and onions. Continue cooking about 2 minutes until heated through.
  4. Place one tortilla onto a plate and add a quarter of the cheese mixture to the center.
  5. Top the cheese mixture with a sprinkle of chives.
  6. Next add about a half cup of the chicken and bean mixture.
  7. Add some shredded lettuce and any other optional veggies.
  8. Fold in all four sided of the tortilla like an envelope and spray with non-stick cooking spray. You will need to hold it together with your fingers.
  9. Place it seam side down in a frying pan over medium heat and cook for about 1 or 2 minutes until tortilla is golden. I did two at a time and then repeated with the remaining two chimichangas.
  10. Flip them over to brown the second side for another 1 or 2 minutes. Serve warm and enjoy! You can also add more toppings at this point like sour cream and salsa.
Recipe Notes

Calories listed are per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Crispy Chicken Chimichangas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 8g 40%
Cholesterol 66mg 22%
Sodium 570mg 24%
Potassium 343mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 34g 11%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 4g
Protein 21g 42%
Vitamin A 12.8%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 21.4%
Iron 16.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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