Oven Baked Chimichangas

If you are in need of a delicious, easy-to-make and super fast dinner recipe, then you are in luck today! Bonus points if you love Mexican food too 🙂

If you're looking for easy family dinner ideas on a budget, you need to try these oven baked chimichangas. Loaded with inexpensive ingredients, they are very tasty and filling, and can be made in just minutes!

This is one of our family’s all-time favorite dinners, and one that I’ve been making for many years. I first learned of the recipe as a newlywed, and fell in love with it…not only because it is delicious, but because I can whip it up in minutes, which is so nice on a busy weeknight!

If you're looking for easy family dinner ideas on a budget, you need to try these oven baked chimichangas. Loaded with inexpensive ingredients, they are very tasty and filling, and can be made in just minutes!

To begin, place refried beans, cheese, chopped cooked chicken breast (I sometimes also use canned chicken if I don’t have any leftover chicken or time to cook a chicken breast from scratch), salsa, diced green chiles, and green onions into a skillet and heat through. Stir in cheese until melted.

If you're looking for easy family dinner ideas on a budget, you need to try these oven baked chimichangas. Loaded with inexpensive ingredients, they are very tasty and filling, and can be made in just minutes!

Scoop the filling into warm tortillas, about 1/2 cup per tortilla. I like to use whole wheat tortillas, but the regular ones work great too. Roll up into a chimichanga shape.

If you're looking for easy family dinner ideas on a budget, you need to try these oven baked chimichangas. Loaded with inexpensive ingredients, they are very tasty and filling, and can be made in just minutes!

Place the chimichangas into a 9X13 pan and bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees, until the tortillas become crispy and brown.

We like to serve the chimichangas with extra salsa and sour cream. A good side dish is Spanish rice and/or a big green salad.

The chimichangas freeze well too…simply wrap individually in a paper towel and a piece of foil. My husband likes taking these to work for lunch; they thaw a bit during the morning, and then he heats them in the microwave. You can, of course, also reheat them in the oven too.

Oven Baked Chimichangas

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword easy dinner recipes, oven chimichangas
Author Erin Myers

Ingredients

  • 8 oz. cooked chicken breast chopped
  • 8 oz. salsa
  • 1 can refried beans 16 oz.
  • 1 can diced green chiles 4.5 oz
  • 1-2 green onions sliced thin
  • 1 cup cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese
  • 8 flour tortillas

Instructions

  1. To begin, place refried beans, cheese, chopped cooked chicken breast, salsa, diced green chiles, and green onions into a skillet and heat through. Stir in cheese until melted.
  2. Scoop the filling into warm tortillas, about 1/2 cup per tortilla. Roll up into a chimichanga shape.
  3. Place the chimichangas into a 9X13 pan and bake for 15-20 minutes at 350 degrees, until the tortillas become crispy and brown. Serve with extra salsa and sour cream.

If you enjoy this recipe, you might also want to check out this Southwestern Layered Beef Casserole, this Tuna Salsa Tortilla Salad, or these Easy Dinner Recipes for Families.

What is your favorite Mexican dish?

1 thought on “Oven Baked Chimichangas”

  1. I think my favorite Mexican dish is a taco salad. I just love the combination of the lettuce with all the great flavors of a taco on top. These chimichangas look delicious. I like to bake mine in the oven too.

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