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Green Chile Chicken Chimichangas

Green Chile Chicken Chimichangas

Charlotte Hancey
Green chilies, potatoes, chicken, cheese, and Mexican seasonings are rolled into a flour tortilla then baked or fried to golden perfection.
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican, Tex-Mex
Servings 12 chimichangas


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup potatoes, peeled and diced small
  • 1/2 cup onion, diced
  • 1 can (4 oz) diced green chilies
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, chopped or shredded
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cups Monterrey Jack cheese, shredded
  • 12 soft taco sized flour tortillas
  • Canola oil (if frying)
  • 1/2 cup melted butter (if baking)


  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add potatoes and onions then cook until tender and browned. Add green chilies and salsa verde then stir to combine. Add chicken and seasonings then stir to combine. Add 1 cup cheese and stir until melted. Turn off heat and set aside.
  • To assemble, add 1/3 cup chicken mixture to center of tortilla then sprinkle about 2 tablespoons cheese. Fold two sides towards center, fold one open side toward center then roll up tightly.
  • Baking Instructions: Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place assembled chimichangas seam side down on baking sheet. Brush tops with melted butter. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Frying Instructions: After rolling up tortilla, secure seam with a toothpick. Add canola oil to a large deep skillet or dutch oven about 1 ½-2 inches. Once oil reaches 350-375 degrees, place chimichangas in and cook each side until golden brown. Remove with tongs and allow to drain on a paper towel lined platter.


  1. Use “Simply Potatoes” Diced Potatoes with Onion for a quick shortcut.
  2. These can be cooked in an air fryer too.
  3. Freezer friendly! Just assemble, secure with toothpick, then place in freezer bag. Thaw and cook when needed.
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