Baked Chicken Chimichangas

Muna Escobar

By
@supermomma5

This is a tasty recipe that is modified a bit from the original to cut down on some of the fat, by baking the chimichangas instead of frying them.


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Ingredients

2
bone in chicken breasts
3 c
water
1 Tbsp
chili powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
cumin
1/4 tsp
pepper
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
1/4 tsp
onion powder
1/8 tsp
cayenne pepper
7 oz
canned green chillies
1/2 c
onion, minced
3 clove
garlic, minced
2 Tbsp
butter
2 Tbsp
all purpose flour
1 c
chicken broth
1/2 c
sour cream
salt & pepper to taste
8-10
8-10" flour tortillas
8 oz
shredded monterey jack cheese

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Simmer the chicken with the water, & season with chili powder, salt, cumin, black pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper for about 15 minutes.
2
Stir in half of green chilies, onion, & garlic. Continue simmering until the liquid has reduced to 1 cup
3
Remove the chicken, shred & return to the onion mixture.
4
Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the flour & cook for 1 minute
5
Whisk in the broth & simmer for a few minutes.
6
Whisk in other half of green chilies & the sour cream; season to taste with salt & pepper.
7
Spoon about 1/3 cup of the chicken filling onto each tortilla. Sprinkle on some cheese.
8
Fold tightly into a burrito.
9
Repeat with the remaining ingredients. Brush burritos all over with oil & place on greased baking sheet.
10
Bake at 350' until slightly golden and serve with sour cream sauce. Sauce can be drizzled over it or used for dipping.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken