A fast and healthier way to serve Chimichangas than the traditional deep fried. These are very good, and you may dress them up to you own preference. I like to serve with green chile sauce sometimes instead of the picante sauce.
- 2⁄3 cup picante sauce or 2⁄3 cup your favorite salsa
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
- 1 1⁄2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- 2 green onions, chopped with some tops (about 1/4 cup)
- 6 (8 inch) flour tortillas
- 2 tablespoons margarine, melted
- shredded cheddar cheese, for serving
- chopped green onion, for serving
- picante sauce, for serving
- Mix chicken, picante sauce or salsa, cumin, oregano, cheese and onions.
- Place about 1/4 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 margarine.
- Bake at 400°F for 25 minutes or until golden.
- Garnish with additional cheese and green onion and serve salsa on the side.
We live in New Mexico and I can definitely say that these are restaurant quality chimichangas! Everything turned out wonderful. I added a roma tomato to the mixture as well as some garlic salt and pepper. These are so good that we agreed to put them on our weekly menu!
What a wonderful, healthy dish! Thumbs up, around the table. "Yummy little bundles," said my mother. "Chimichangas have to be fried," said my son before lunch, then "oh man, these are REALLY good!!!!" The only change I made was using olive oil instead of margarine to brush the shells in the oven. Came out crisp, just like fried!Thanks ever so much for giving me a new addition to my repetoire!
This was quick and tasty, but I found the tortillas a bit dry-maybe the brand I used was the problem. I would LOVE the filling in tacos with lettuce, cheese and sour dream on top. Yum.