Dinner

Air Fryer Chicken Chimichangas Recipe

This homemade recipe of chicken chimichangas tastes just like a deep-fried version from your favourite Mexican restaurant – though minus the added fat and calories.

They are super easy to prep and quick to make in an air fryer, perfect for a busy weeknight dinner.  To bulk up the calories of this chicken chimichangas recipe you could add avocado, greek yogurt, or sour cream. 

chicken chimichangas tastes
chicken chimichangas tastes

Chicken Chimichangas Recipe

Ingredients

  • 500g finely diced chicken breast
  • 4 tbsp Mexican seasoning
  • 1/2 red capsicum, finely chopped
  • 1/2 zucchini, finely chopped
  • 1/2 red onion, finely chopped
  • 8 wholemeal tortillas
  • 120 grams light tasty cheese, shredded
  • 120 grams mixed lettuce
  • 2 punnets of cherry tomatoes, chopped
  • parsley to garnish
  • 1 lime, in wedges

Chicken Chimichangas Recipe: Method

  1. Heat a large frying pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Cook diced chicken until browned, add Mexican seasoning, capsicum, zucchini and red onion. Stir together until vegetables start to soften.
  3. Preheat the air fryer to 190C.
  4. Lay the tortilla on a flat surface and place about 3 tablespoons of the chicken and vegetable mixture in the middle of the tortilla. Top with a sprinkle of cheese.
  5. Fold in the bottom and top of the tortilla over the filling and roll in the sides tightly to enclose the filling. Repeat the process with the remaining tortillas.
  6. Place a single layer of the chimichangas in the basket of the air fryer, with the bottom of the tortilla facing down.
  7. Cook for 5 minutes, after 5 minutes turn the tortilla parcels and cook for another 2-3 minutes or until they have started to brown and go crispy.
  8. Continue the process until all tortilla parcels are cooked.
  9. One wrap is one serve. Serve with a simple salad of mixed lettuce and cherry tomato. Top with parsley and a wedge of lime on the side for dressing.
  10. To bulk up the calories of this recipe you could add avocado, greek yogurt or sour cream, or have two per serve.

Serves 8 at 239 calories per serve.

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