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The Best Chicken Chimichanga Recipe

The Best Chicken Chimichanga Recipe

Chimichanga, or Chimi, is a Mexican-American fusion of a large burrito prepared with a choice of meat, spices and vegetables. It is often deep-fried and served with lettuce, a mild sauce and cheese. This Chicken Chimichanga recipe lets you create a dish filled with all the goodness of shredded chicken, cheese, refried beans, salsa and, of course, the best spices from us! It’s rolled up like a burrito, and rather than fried,it can be baked or pan-fried.

Don’t forget to also serve with sour cream, salsa and guacamole for an extra boost of healthy goodness. This is a great dish for the whole family, and is an ideal way to spice up your midweek meal plan. If you want a healthier option, choose to bake it - it'll use less oil.

Chicken Chimichanga

Shopping List

  • 2 cups of shredded chicken
  • 1 can of refried beans
  • ½ cup of salsa
  • 1 tsp of cumin
  • ½ tsp of dried oregano leaves
  • 2 chopped green onions
  • 1 tsp of chilli powder
  • 3 tbsp of vegetable oil
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • Tikka Sizzler Spice Mix

For the toppings

  • Sour cream, salsa and guacamole (all optional)


  1. Mix the Tikka Sizzler spice mix with the chicken, and set aside.
  1. Cook the chicken breasts in a frying pan until it’s no longer pink and all tender. Allow it to rest before you start shredding or chopping it.
  1. Add the chicken, refried beans, salsa, cheese, green onions and spices to a bowl and mix.
  1. Get a cup of the mixture and place it the centre of each tortilla.
  1. Fold the opposite sides of the tortilla and roll it.
  1. If baking, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Brush each chimichange lightly with the oil and bake for 25 minutes until crispy and golden.
  1. For pan-fried chimichangas, put a skillet on a medium heat. Add some oil and the chimichangas.

Why choose Spicentice?

At Spicentice, we have a wide range of pure herbs and spices to choose from. All of our kits are made with all the best quality ingredients that we have sourced from trusted suppliers across the globe. So, whether you are trying to lose weight or you want to prepare quick delicious meals, our kits are the perfect partner.