Baked or Fried Chicken Chimichangas Recipe + they are Freezable!!


Chicken Chimichangas

Recently you might have seen a post on my facebook page asking for dinner ideas. I want to thank you all for your amazing ideas! Especially Alison who gave me a recipe idea that I could not pass up! I had never in my life made Chimichangas. To be honest I thought that they would be really difficult. But, after reading Alison’s recipe with a few of my own variations, I knew I had to give them a try! 



8oz pkg. cream cheese
8oz. Mexican blend shredded cheese
1 packet dried taco seasoning
1 medium rotisserie chicken
12 flour tortillas
1 medium yellow onion diced
1 6oz can diced green chili’s
1/4 c olive oil (for frying) or spray oil for baking


shredded mexican blend cheese
sour cream


1. Stir together cream cheese, Mexican blend cheese, green chili’s, diced onion and taco seasoning.

2. de-bone rotisserie chicken into bite size pieces.

3. Mix together on medium speed with mixer until ingredients are well blended.

4. Place a heaping spoonful of mixture into middle of each tortilla.

5. Tuck in sides and roll each chimichanga



6. Heat up 1/4 olive oil in large skillet on medium.

7. Lay Chicken Chimichangas seam side down in hot oil and fry for 1-2 minutes per side.

8. Serve with extra shredded cheese, sour cream and salsa!



6. Lay seam side down in a sprayed baking dish. Spray tops of tortillas with cooking spray.

7. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Turn Chicken Chimichangas and spray tops again. Bake another 15 minutes until tortillas are a golden brown.

8. Serve with extra shredded cheese, sour cream and salsa!

Also don’t forget to print out the great coupons that go along with this great recipe!

$1.00 off three Old El Paso products



These Chicken Chimichangas turned out amazing! Since I was not only making these for my family I decided to double the recipe. I ended up with A LOT of left over Chicken Chimichangas which I wrapped and froze. My husband was so excited to be able to take Chicken Chimichangas in his lunches. He would just grab one out of the freezer every morning and eat it for lunch later that day! Such a great recipe that I am sure I will be making again and again!


Thanks Alison!



  1. Christian Alejandro says:

    This looks absolutely tasty!

  2. Um, YUM! These sound like they would be a hit at my house! I can’t wait to try them! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    ~Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy

  3. Hi Krista,
    These chimichangas look so delicious . Like you I’ve also never made chimichangas and love how easy these are to make. I’m always looking for new easy recipes that I can make after a long day at work and this ticks all the boxes! I’ve pinned it and hope to make it soon.

  4. These look yummy. I would probably bake them, but I bet they are good fried! Yum! Thanks for sharing @DearCreatives I’ll be giving your recipe a shout out. Hope you drop by again this week for the party! & that you had a great week!

  5. I will have to give this recipe a try, they look so tasty to me.

  6. This sounds wonderful. I haven’t made this type of food in so long. I have not made these before and they are so good. Thanks for the idea. I have already pinned this so I have it to go to.

  7. These look delicious, and the fact that I can make up a boatload of them and freeze them is a major plus. Great recipe!

  8. I try to make a home cooked meal at least once a day, but sometimes I just don’t have the time. I love this recipe, because I can take some time out of my busy schedule on ONE day and have something I can whip up fast for SEVERAL days. Awesome.

  9. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Chimichangas are my favorite thing to order when I go out for Mexican. I usually get them with ground beef, but chicken sounds awesome!

  10. Mmm, those look delicious! I love that they’re freezable. It’s too bad though because whenever I make stuff like this to freeze, we always eat them all! 😀

  11. I love that these are freezable, I’m looking for more recipes to freeze for busy nights. I’m making these, thanks!

  12. My hubby nearly always orders a chimichanga when we go out. I’ll have to try to make these!

  13. I absolutely love Chimichangas! I worked in a Mexican restaurant and they were so popular! This looks like a great recipe.

  14. This is awesome! I never have time to cook, so if I can set aside a few hours on one day to make myself enough deliciousness to last me for a week, I’m all over that!

  15. I love when you up end up with lots of leftovers and can freeze them for later! This would be great to make on the weekend and carry you through the week with lunches.

  16. I need to make this soon! Mexican dishes are some of my favorite things!

  17. my husband loves these, but for some reason i thought they were super complicated to make. I know what i’m cooking this weekend!

  18. These look so good! I love the option of baking or frying too!

  19. Oh that looks great! Love Mexican food!

  20. Wow… My mouth is watering just looking at those pictures… I’ll see if Tobei can make me one 😀

  21. You had me at freezeable. That’s awesome.

  22. Oh my goodness, my family would love, love, love this… I love that you can bake or fry it. Very cool

  23. I am such a sucker for Mexican food! These look so yummy!

  24. Any recipe you can freeze ahead of time is ideal for so many…..expecting parents, working parents, etc!

  25. YUM! These look good. I will have to make them for my family. THanks for the recipe!

  26. What a great idea. THanks for sharing.

  27. Amy Desrosierss says:

    These look so good! They are exactly what I will be eating tonight too! Yummy!

  28. Oh yum! this looks good, my family would like them too!

  29. Mark Cook says:

    pinned, never tried these but i know I’ll love them, thanks for the recipe!!

  30. I tried these today and they were DELICIOUS! Definitely recommend, thanks for the recipe!!!

  31. Shakeia Rieux says:

    I would love to make this for my family,they love chimichangas

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