Air Fryer Chicken Chimichangas –I love to cook, but I often find myself short on time. Air fryer chicken chimichangas are the perfect solution because they’re delicious and easy to make! You can have dinner ready in just 15 minutes with this recipe. Give it a try tonight!
Air fryer chicken chimichangas are the perfect way to enjoy a favorite Mexican dish in less time. These chimichangas will remind you of your favorite food truck without all the calories!
The Chimichanga is a Mexican dish that has been around for more than 100 years. It’s traditionally made with deep-fried dough, often either flour or corn tortillas, and usually filled with beans, cheese, and meat. The word “chimichanga” comes from the Spanish word “chimi,” which means fried food. Our recipe for chicken chimichangas is flavorful but simple to make. They come together in less than 15 minutes!
If you are looking for some great Air Fryer Chicken Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER CHICKEN, BROCCOLI, AND BELL PEPPER, AIR FRYER CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA, AIR FRYER KUNG PAO CHICKEN, and AIR FRYER CLASSIC CHICKEN TENDERS (TENDERLOINS).
What Are Chimichangas?
Chimichangas are a Mexican dish that is typically made with the use of deep-fried burritos. The word “chimichanga” comes from the Spanish word for “deep-fried.” They can be served with rice, salsa, lettuce, and sour cream or guacamole on top. This blog post will discuss what chimichangas are made in the air fryer.
Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Chicken Chimichangas
- Shredded Chicken
- Flour or Corn Tortillas
- Optional Toppings: Lettuce, Tomatoes, Sour Cream, Guacamole, and Salsa
How To Make Air Fryer Chicken Chimichangas
Start by adding the shredded chicken into a large mixing bowl, rice, and salsa. Add about 1/2 cup of filling to the center of the tortilla.
Roll up the chimichangas, continue making the chimichangas until you use up all of the fillings.
Brush with the melted butter. Set them into the air fryer for 4 minutes at 400 degrees F. After 4 minutes, flip the chimichangas and air fry for another 3 minutes. Garnish with your favorite toppings.
How do you heat a chimichanga in an air fryer?
How do you heat a chimichanga in an air fryer? It’s very easy actually, place the chimichangas into the air fryer basket, and set the temperature to 320 degrees F, air fryer setting, and cook for 4 to 6 minutes until the chimichanga is heated through.
How do you air fry El Monterey chimichangas?
Add the frozen chimichangas to the Air Fryer Basket, and set the temperature to 400 degrees F, air fryer setting, and cook for 10 to 12 minutes, flip the chimichanga, frequently during the cooking process.
More air fryer chicken recipes:
- AIR FRYER CHICKEN, BROCCOLI, AND BELL PEPPER
- AIR FRYER CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA
- EASY AIR FRYER KUNG PAO CHICKEN
- AIR FRYER CLASSIC CHICKEN TENDERS (TENDERLOINS)
- AIR FRYER DRY RUBBED CHICKEN WINGS
- 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
- 1/2 cup refried beans or rice
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 1 teaspoon cumin
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
- 2 tablespoons melted butter
- flour or corn tortillas
- Optional: salsa, sour cream, guacamole, diced tomatoes, shredded cheese, etc.
- Start by adding the shredded chicken into a large mixing bowl.
- Then add the refried beans or rice and salsa.
- Mix in the spices and shredded cheese.
- Mix well.
- Add about 1/2 cup of filling to the center of the tortilla.
- Roll up the chimichangas, continue making the chimichangas until you use up all of the fillings.
- Brush with the melted butter. Set them into the air fryer for 4 minutes at 400 degrees F. After 4 minutes, flip the chimichangas and air fry for another 3 minutes.
- Plate, serve, and enjoy!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 588Total Fat: 30gSaturated Fat: 14gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 115mgSodium: 840mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 5gSugar: 4gProtein: 32g
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