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08-03-2006, 07:06 PM
Oven Chicken Chimichangas


1 tsp olive oil
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 cloves minced garlic
2 cups salsa
3 tbsp water
Chili powder to taste
1/2 tsp cu-min
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1 lb cooked chicken breast, chopped
1 cup fat-free refried beans
6 (6 inch) flour tortillas
3/4 cup shredded, reduced-fat cheddar cheese


Preheat over to 425 degrees. Coat a 9 x13 inch baking dish with nonfat cooking spray.
Heat 1 tsp oil in large pan coated with cooking spray over medium heat. Sauté onion and garlic in oil until tender. Stir in salsa and water. Season with chili powder,**in and cinnamon.
Transfer mixture to food processor and blend until smooth. Return to pan and stir in the chicken and cook until heated through.
Spoon equal amounts of refried beans and cheese down the center of each tortilla and top with chicken mixture.
Fold tortillas over the filling and secure with tooth picks. Arrange seam-side down in the prepared dish and spray with cooking spray.
Bake 15 minutes, turning every 5 minutes (spraying with cooking spray) until golden brown and crisp.

Makes: 6 servings
Serving size: 1 chimichanga
LA Exchange: 1 Protein, 1 Vegetable, 2 Starches

08-03-2006, 11:41 PM
Just a suggestion... you could substitute the LaTortilla factory low carb tortillas and cut it down to 1 starch.

08-04-2006, 01:57 PM
Sounds YUMMY! Of course, I have used all my starches already today but I will have to make this soon!

10-22-2006, 07:34 PM
I made this for dinner last night but with a few changes. It turned out really good. I only made 3 chimichangas and froze 2 of them for later.

I used ground turkey instead of the chicken, and used the LaTortilla factory tortillas. Counted it as a PVS

This is a keeper for me!

10-22-2006, 09:09 PM
I'll have to try it, chimichangas are my favorite mexican food thing. It is one thing I have totally missed thanks a bunch for this recipie.

10-29-2006, 01:02 AM
Tried these last night. Used a low carb wheat tortilla, they did not get as crisp as I had hoped but they were still good, thanks for the recipe. should they be pretty crisp?

10-29-2006, 11:35 AM
I noticed the same thing, so what I did was put it under the broiler for a few minutes to crisp it up, just watch it because with the cooking spray on it, it will burn pretty easily. It won't be the same as a "real" chimichanga because you are not deep frying it.

10-29-2006, 12:37 PM
Thanks I'll try that the next time I fix it.

12-20-2006, 09:42 PM
This sounds awesome! I love Mexican food. I have a question why didn't you count a dairy since it has cheese on it. Also, I don't like refried beans. If I leave them out would it still be 1 protein or do you think I would need to add more chicken?