STREAMING NOW: Simply Nigella
Community Pick

Chicken Chimi Chimies ( Chimichangas )

Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“This is an easy chimichanga, great for a busy day. I like to cook the chicken ahead, so that dinner can be ready in under 30 minutes. One chimi is good for smaller eaters, two for those hearty appetites. This is a mild dish, unless you add lots of cumin, which makes it great for kids. If you like spicy add a few dashes of hot sauce or a diced jalapeño. After reading a couple of reviews I realized that I too was increasing the sour cream without paying exact attention to the recipe this adapted from. I don't always start with the same amount of chicken so, you want the mix to be slightly wet and gooshy without being drippy, it should cling together. I sometimes add 1/2 cup of shredded cheese to the mix, but you can leave it out to avoid the extra fat. Serve with your favorite side dishes, I like Spanish rice and fruit with this.”
10 Chimichangas

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. Boil chicken in water until done, about 15 minutes. For extra flavor add some onion & garlic (fresh or dry), and salt and pepper to the water. Shred chicken.
  3. Sauté garlic and onion in the oil about 5 minutes, don't brown.
  4. Stir together chicken and all the ingredients except for butter, tortillas and cheese.
  5. Brush tortillas one at a time with melted butter, to the dry side and a spoon a generous scoop of chicken mixture in a line about 1 inch from one edge of the tortilla, tuck in sides as you go and roll up tortilla, and place seam side down on a cookie sheet, repeat until all you mixture is used.
  6. NOTE: You can wait an brush with butter after it's rolled, this is done best if tortillas are room temperature.
  7. Bake 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. OPTION:
  9. If you prefer your cheese melted, a few minutes before removing from the oven, sprinkle each chimi with shredded cheese.
  10. Serve chimis with shredded cheese, also good with sour cream, chopped tomatoes and black olives.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a