Chicken Chimichangas

Can’t get enough of Mexican Food!  Chimichangas are commonly known as a tortilla rolled around a savoury filling and deep fried.  I don’t own a deep fryer, for health benefits I prefer to oven bake everything so I just simply put these in the oven.

These Chicken Chimichangas makes 8-9 parcels.  To make this meal feed more, serve with a side of salad.


Chicken Chimichangas

Oven baked Mexican chicken parcels

  • Author: Katrina - The Organised Housewife
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 8


  • 2 cups cook chicken, shredded
  • 250g cream cheese, softened
  • 230g mexican cheese, grated
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • 1 red onion, chopped
  • 8 tortillas


  1. Mix together chicken, cream cheese, mexican cheese, taco seasoning and spring onions.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together chicken, cream cheese, shredded cheese, taco seasoning, and onion.
  3. Divide evenly into the middle of each tortilla.
  4. Fold in each end, then roll to close.
  5. Place seam side down in a lightly oiled baking dish.
  6. Bake at 180C for 15 minutes, then turn and bake for another 10-15 minutes or until lightly golden.


  • Calories: 3887
  • Sugar: 14g
  • Sodium: 5766mg
  • Fat: 181g
  • Saturated Fat: 88g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 72g
  • Carbohydrates: 350g
  • Fiber: 21g
  • Protein: 210g
  • Cholesterol: 656mg

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MEXICAN CHICKEN ENCHILADAS –  I love that this recipe is so quick and easy to prepare, with the option to poach your own chicken or skip this step and save a few minutes and buy a BBQ chook. View my Chicken Enchilada recipe here.

HEALTHY CHICKEN QUESADILLAS – I LOVE Mexican with quesadillas being one of my favourite dishes. So easy to make, a great weeknight family meal.  View my Chicken Quesadilla Recipe here. 



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9 comments July 28, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Its been a while since i saw a recipe I wanted to try, but this is fabulous!! Quick, easy and something we can do with the kids – brilliant! 🙂

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 30, 2015 - 8:34 AM

They really are so yummy and my kids love helping make them too.:)

Amanda July 29, 2015 - 8:32 AM

These look delicious…am thinking they would cook perfectly in my air fryer :-). What Mexican cheese did you use Kat? Thanks!

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 30, 2015 - 8:37 AM

Hi Amanda, I used the Mexican cheese by Coon. It’s a shredded cheese.

Rachel July 30, 2015 - 7:15 PM

I made these tonight and whilst we all enjoyed them I found them a little heavy. I will make again but cut back on the cheese and cream cheese and add some veges in. I think some capsicum and corn and fresh coriander would work well.

Katrina - The Organised Housewife July 31, 2015 - 8:25 AM

Veggies sound lovely in it too, great idea Rachel.

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