Baked Chicken Chimichangas

baked-chimichangas-769x1024These Baked Chicken Chimichangas are a healthier twist on the old classic. You won’t even miss them being deep fried because they get nice and crispy. This is one of the many healthy recipes your Wellness Director, Eric Mueller, makes for his own family. Click on the box below to get the recipe. If you make this recipe, be sure to snap a photo and email it to wellness@ufcwbenefitplan.com.

Serves: 6

Ingredients
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
  • 1 cup of your favorite salsa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 green onions, chopped (about ¼ cup)
  • 6 (8 inch) flour tortillas
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • diced tomato, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, and shredded cheddar cheese for topping

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Mix chicken, salsa, cumin, oregano, cheese and onions. Place about ⅓ cup of the chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla.
  • Fold opposite sides over filling. Roll up from bottom and place seam-side down on a baking sheet.
  • Brush with melted butter. Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  • Garnish with desired toppings and serve with salsa on the side.

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