Saturday, March 22, 2014

Roast Chicken Chimichangas Recipe

Randy Mayor; Jan Gautro

The Chicken Recipes Kitchen (The home of delicious chicken recipes) invites you to try Roast Chicken Chimichangas Recipe. Enjoy quick and easy chicken recipes and learn how to make Roast Chicken Chimichangas.

This Mexican-inspired dish is a great way to use leftover chicken. The chimichangas are oven-browned instead of deep-fried, making them a healthful weeknight choice compared to traditional restaurant offerings.

The chimichanga filling uses queso fresco. If it’s not available, try shredded Monterey Jack.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 chimichanga and about 4 teaspoons salsa)


2 1/2 cups shredded roasted skinless, boneless chicken breasts
1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled queso fresco cheese
1/4 cup chopped green onions
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1 garlic clove, minced
1 (4.5-ounce) can chopped green chiles, drained $
1 (16-ounce) can fat-free refried beans
6 (8-inch) flour tortillas
Cooking spray
1/2 cup bottled green salsa


Preheat oven to 500°.

Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl; toss well.

Spread 1/4 cup beans down center of each tortilla. Top each tortilla with 2/3 cup chicken mixture; roll up.
Place rolls, seam sides down, on a large baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Coat tops of chimichangas with cooking spray. Bake at 500° for 7 minutes. Serve with salsa.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
Calories: 380
Calories from fat: 23%
Fat: 9.7g
Saturated fat: 3.1g
Monounsaturated fat: 4.1g
Polyunsaturated fat: 1.6g
Protein: 28.8g
Carbohydrate: 42.5g
Fiber: 6.5g
Cholesterol: 55mg
Iron: 3.8mg
Sodium: 728mg
Calcium: 157mg

Elaine Magee, M.P.H., R.D., Cooking Light
APRIL 2004

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