Ww Skinny Chimichangas

"This is out of my Weight Watchers cookbook called "Take-Out Tonight!" This is an excellent low fat chimchangas recipe. It is baked, instead of deep-fried. The burrito comes out crispy with a moist and flavorful filling. This has 4 points per serving. You can top these chimichangas with your favorite salsa and, for an extra 1 point per serving, 2 tablespoons fat-free sour cream."
photo by Jonathan Melendez photo by Jonathan Melendez
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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Spray a nonstick baking sheet with nonstick spray; set aside.
  • Spray a medium nonstick skillet with nonstick spray; set over medium-high heat.
  • Add the turkey, onion, garlic, chili powder, oregano, and cumin.
  • Cook, breaking up the turkey with a wooden spoon until browned, about 6 miuntes.
  • Stir in the tomato sauce and the chiles; bring to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, until the flavors are blended and the mixture thickens, slightly, about 5 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the cheddar cheese.
  • Meanwhile, wrap the tortillas in foil and place in the oven to warm for 10 minutes.
  • Spoon about 1/2 cup of the filling into the center of each tortilla.
  • Fold in the sides, then roll to enclose the filling.
  • Place the chimichangas, seam-side down, on the baking sheet.
  • Lightly spray the tops of the tortillas with nonstick spray.
  • Bake until golden and crisp, about 20 miuntes.
  • Do not turn.

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  1. coastiehunny
    These were good, I used hot salsa because I forgot to buy tomoato sauce, I did think they were better the next day as leftovers. Dh didn't like them but he is not to big on turkey. Thanks!!
  2. Jonathan Melendez
    This is a great recipe, and the best part is that you don't have to feel guilty eating them! A good recipe to keep on hand with for healthy lunches throughout the week.
  3. Lv2cook
    This was quick and easy to make. I used my own homemade taco seasoning and mild Rotel tomatoes instead of tomato sauce.
  4. tinagubler
    These are really healthy. Unless you're on a special diet, you'd need to add salt in order for this to have a lot of flavor.
  5. spetera813
    I was not a big fan of these. They just didn't have a very good taste to them. I'm not sure what would help with the flavor, though. I would highly consider eating them with salsa...at the very least.


  1. lynn g.
    I added black beans and corn
  2. deidrestevens
    I made with Taco seasoning and salsa they were great. in place of spices and the tomato sauce
  3. Amanda Beth
    Made this tonight subbing reduced fat ground pork for the turkey. I also subbed salsa for the tomato sauce, onions, and chiles. We really enjoyed this. I doubled the recipe, and had enough filling for 10 tortillas. Made for Healthy Choice ABC game. Thanks for sharing!
  4. Docs Wifey
    I've made baked chimichangas using a different zarr recipie & this one is just as good, if not better! I added chicken instead of turkey and used green onions instead of a reg. onion. Also, I put in some cilantro & about 1 tsp of garlic salt. For the cheese, I used reduced-fat cheddar & monterrey jack. Normally, I would make my own salsa/pico de gallo and add that to them, but this time I stuck to what was listed (green chilies) to try it out. The hubs and I thought it was uber delicious and yummy! Thanks!
  5. kolleen.barnes
    These were fantastic! Even my daughters loved them and they are picky. I used lean ground meat instead of turkey and I let the meat simmer about an hour to really thicken. I used quite a bit less onion but it still tates great.


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