Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Ready In: 45 Minutes
Servings: 6

“Tortillas filled with a chicken, rice, beans and olive mixture – rolled, fried and topped with a piquant avocado mix, sour cream and cheese, all served on a bed of lettuce. Being raised 12 miles from the border of Mexico, I was brought up on Mexican food and learned how to make many of the dishes.”

beef chimichanga

Easy Chimichanga Recipe

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 cup uncooked long-grain rice
  • 1/2 cup red enchilada sauce
  • 1 1/2 onion diced, divided
  • 6 flour tortillas 12 inch
  • 4 cups diced cooked chicken breast divided
  • 1 pound Monterey Jack cheese
  • shredded divided
  • 1 can sliced black olives 6 ounce
  • 4 cups refried beans divided
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • TOPPING
  • 3 avocados peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 3 green onions diced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped jalapeno chile
  • peppers
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese

Instructions
 

  • .In a medium saucepan combine the broth, rice, sauce, and 1 diced onion. Mix and bring to a boil; reduce heat to low and let simmer for about 20 minutes, or until rice is tender.Meanwhile, heat tortillas in a large skillet (so that they are soft enough to fold). When rice mixture is ready, spoon equal amounts of the following onto each tortilla: Chicken, shredded Jack cheese, diced onion, olives, rice mixture and beans. Roll tortillas, tucking in sides to prevent filling from spilling over.Heat oil in a large skillet and fry the filled tortillas, turning, until browned on all sides. Drain on paper towels.To Serve: In a medium bowl combine the avocados, cilantro, lemon juice, green onions, chile peppers and tomatoes. Mash together. Place shredded lettuce on a platter, topped with chimichangas, avocado mix, sour cream and shredded Cheddar cheese.