Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Cooking Thursday

I've always loved the Chimichangas you can get in Mexican restaurants, but don't order them often because they are so bad for you because they're deep fried.  When I came across a recipe for Baked Chimichangas that had good reviews I knew I had to try it.  These were easy to put together and they freeze well..  Bob remarked several times that they were really good, so I'll be making them again soon!

Baked Chimichangas

8 ounces reduced fat cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 tablespoons taco seasoning
 8 ounces 2% shredded cheddar cheese
16 ounces cooked, shredded chicken
10 flour tortillas
cooking spray
lettuce, tomato, sour cream for garnish

Stir together the cream cheese and taco seasoning.
Add in the shredded cheese and then the chicken.
Divide meat mixture and place onto the tortillas.
Tuck in sides and roll up tortillas.
Lay seam side down into 2 baking pans that have been sprayed with cooking spray.
Spray tops of tortillas with cooking spray.
Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, then flip over and bake another 15 minutes until lightly browned.
Garnish with lettuce, tomato and sour cream.
Extras freeze well for later use.

Makes 10, 350 calories each


Unknown said...

I like chimichangas too. I will have to borrow this recipe for sure.

Brenda said...

Mexican food is my favorite. I like not having to fry them first.

Susan said...

Always enjoy your recipes.

Unknown said...

Looks good, and looks easy to make. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Happy Thursday!

Pat said...

This looks so good, think I'll make it next week.
I don't order it when eating out either, for the same reason, but this looks like a great alternative.

Justabeachkat said...

Yum! Gotta try this one, for sure.


Terri D said...

We love Mexican food, and this recipe looks and sound delicious! Thanks for sharing it!

Sandra said...

I love chimichangas, this is going on my bookmarks.

Michelle said...

Nice! I like them too, but don't order them because of the frying. Thanks for sharing this!

Jenny said...

This is brilliant. TG would love it. I'm copying this one.

Kim said...

The seafood chimichangas at ChiChi's were my favorite! I bet this could be adapted to use seafood -- will have to try it.