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Monday, December 17, 2012

Baked Cheesy Chicken Chimichangas

These turned out MUCH better than I had planned; which means they will be my go-to method for making chimichangas.  So much easier than frying, and less time!
Any combination of ingredients would be great in these, but I copied this particular recipe from
Baked Chicken Chimichangas 
8oz pkg. cream cheese
8oz. Pepperjack cheese, shredded
1 1/2 Tbsp. taco seasoning
1 lb. cooked chicken, shredded
8 flour tortillas
cooking spray
shredded cheddar cheese
green onions, for garnish
sour cream
salsa

Stir together cream cheese, Pepperjack cheese and taco seasoning.
Fold in chicken.
Divide among flour tortillas.
Tuck in sides, and roll up each tortilla.
Lay seam side down in a sprayed 9x13" baking dish.
Spray tops of tortillas with cooking spray.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
Turn chimi's over, and bake an additional 15 minutes.
Serve with cheddar cheese, green onions, sour cream, and salsa.

50 comments:

  1. I love chimichangas so when I saw this recipe to bake them it made so much sense to do it this way. Great idea. I'll have to try this.

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  2. chimichangas are new to my kitchen repertoire and they are so good! these look awesome, glad I found this on pinterest.

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  3. I made these and added black beans to the chicken they were AMAZING!A definite must have in the book of recipes!!

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  4. Making these tonight! :-)

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  5. Did you use precooked tortillas or raw ones and let them cook in the oven whie baking the chimmis?

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    1. I tried with the raw tortillas and they didn't bake up like I was hoping. I would recommend using precooked tortillas. Obviously you can just cook your raw ones first- that is what I will do next time!

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    2. I have made these twice...second time I let the cream cheese get room temp was definitely a lot easier to mix!!

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  6. I used pre-cooked tortillas - not sure how it would work out using raw. Let me know how it goes if you try it!

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  7. I made these tonight and to my surprise it was so easy! They tasted great only down side it made both my boyfriend and I gassy! haha

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  8. Yum! I will add this to my recipes to try soon!

    Barb Winters :-)

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  9. When you say cooked chicken, do you boil it ahead of time?

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  10. I usually use leftover chicken from a meal earlier in the week, but you could definitely boil it if you didn't have any that was already cooked.

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  11. Can you freeze the chimichangas for future dinners?

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  12. Angelina,
    I have never tried to freeze these, but I'm sure they would be great! I would freeze them before baking, and just throw them in for a few extra minutes. I'll have to try that next time...

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  13. these are awesome! I've made them twice now and my hubby loves them! I serve them over Spanish rice and add lettuce, cheese, and sour cream on the top =)

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  14. Making these now. Sounds great!

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  15. Has anyone tried freezing them yet? Seems like it would work out great.

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  16. Do you cook the put the cream cheese, and cheese in a pan and heat it up?

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  17. Rani,
    No, you do not need to cook or heat up the cheeses. Everything can be mixed together in a bowl and then divided among the tortillas before being baked.

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  18. Looks soooo delicious! What size flour tortillas did you use? Burrito size, or soft taco size? Thank you :)

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  19. Amanda,
    I use the burrito size.

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    1. Thanks! I'm making them tonight :)

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  20. Good recipe! My husband loved them! Thank you :)

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  21. I'm making these tonight, using rotisserie chicken. They look and sound great, can't wait!

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  22. In the process of baking them now! They look great and we are having spanish rice and refried beans with them
    :)

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  23. Why 8 tortillas when recipe says filling for 4?

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    1. Plymn5@comcast.net

      Ha! Ha! I did the same thing - thought it said four tortillas. Had to go back and reread the directions.

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  24. The recipe says fill flour tortillas, not four tortillas :)

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  25. Do u put sour cream and cream cheese in before baking and how much sour cream and do u add water with taco seasoning

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  26. The cream cheese and taco seasoning (with NO water) go into the tortilla's. the sour cream is an optional garnish that you can add after baking.

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  27. what's the serving size for this recipe?

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    1. Abigail,
      2 chimi's will feed an adult for dinner. Is that what you meant by serving size?

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  28. A friend recommended I try these with my daycare kiddos (her toddler loves them) so I'm going to make a full recipe, freeze them, and then I'll let you know how it works. They look delicious and seem easy enough. Thanks! :)

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  29. What is meant by "raw" tortillas? If I hadn't read the comments, I would have assumed that it was ok to use them right out of the plastic package. You mentioned that you cook them before using them. How do you do that?

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    1. Raw tortillas are uncooked. The recipe does not suggest using raw, but it is mentioned in the comments. I use cooked; either cooked by myself or pre-cooked when purchased.

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  30. I freeze these. And they turn out great. One of my family's favorite dinners.

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  31. Wanting to make these tonight but I'm not sure if the ones I bought are precooked or raw. How do you tell? If I need to precook them tell mehow to do that part please.

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    1. It will say on the package if they are cooked or raw. If you need to cook them, heat a skillet over medium heat. Cook on each side for 30 - 60 seconds, or until they puff up and get brown spots.

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  32. These turned out great, and I modified the recipe quite a bit. I used cooked ground beef instead of chicken, used the small flour tortillas (fajita size), used reduced fat cream cheese, and shredded cheddar cheese instead of pepper jack. Served with Spanish rice. These were so easy to put together and were yummy!! Thanks for sharing, found on Pinterest.

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    1. Did you still get 8 chimichangas or did you need to use more tortillas because they were smaller?

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  33. I didn't read all the replies so I don't know if the question was answered on freezing them....yes, they are fine heated up after frozen, have done it it a few times and put in freezer for meals at work working second shift, heated them in microwave and almost as good as the day I made them. I actually use can cooked chicken breast chunks...one less step.

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  34. Made them for myself, my daughter and her friend for lunch today. They LOVED them! Her friend asked me to forward the recipe to her mother. Thanks!

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  35. Added onion, bell peppers, and mushrooms. I used two small boneless skinless chicken breasts. AMAZING!!!!! One of my favorites.

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  36. I put shrimp, crawfis and crabmeat in mine instead of chicken! It was AWESOME!

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  37. I made these using chicken breast I put in the croc pot with canned green chiles, fresh garlic, and a bit of cumin and chile powder. Then added the cheeses at the end to dish into the tortillas. Amazing.

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  38. Mine are in the oven now. I added black beans, green onions, a can of Ro-Tel and corn to the mix. My boyfriend was eating it with tostitos while I was trying to stuff the tortillas! They smell great!

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