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Homemade Chicken Chimichangas

These easy homemade Chimichangas are quick to make, and full of hearty Tex-Mex flavor! You’ll love the mouthwatering combo of chicken, beans, and cheese in a crispy, fried tortilla.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken recipes, how to make chimichangas, mexican recipes
Servings: 4
Calories: 594kcal




  • Sliced avocado
  • Sour cream
  • Hot sauce
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Chopped red onion
  • Lime wedges


  • In a large bowl, mix the chicken, salsa, cumin, chili powder, salt, and smoked paprika until evenly combined.
  • In each tortilla, add ¼ cup refried beans, ½ cup chicken mixture, and ¼ cup cheese. Lift the bottom of the tortilla over the filling, fold in both sides, and then roll up into a burrito.
  • Heat oil over medium heat in a large pan or skillet. Once the oil is heated and shimmering, place the chimichangas in the pan seam-side down. Fry on each side for 1 ½ to 2 minutes, or until crispy and golden brown.
    Set aside on a paper towel-lined plate or cooling rack to drain any excess oil.
  • Top with any optional toppings and serve immediately.


Serving: 1chimichanga | Calories: 594kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 50g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 13g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 123mg | Sodium: 1931mg | Potassium: 469mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 743IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 304mg | Iron: 4mg