Baked Mini Chimichangas with Creamy Spicy Guacamole Recipe

Meghan Yager | Cake 'n Knife Updated

When you want to indulge but want to be a little healthier about it, try Baked Mini Chimichangas with Creamy Spicy Guacamole! The chicken and poblano filling makes for a spicy and savory filling that’s totally addictive. These golden brown packages of goodness are exactly what you should be eating for dinner tonight!

So there’s this place in Denver that serves up these adorable mini chimichangas… and I’m completely addicted to them. The first time I had them, alongside a GIANT margarita, I felt like I had died and gone to heaven.

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The crispy fried exterior and the warm, spicy filling of the small little packages of deliciousness are SO much better than a normal chimichanga. Making chimichangas mini is totally the way to go – it’s the better balance of filling to crunchy golden goodness!

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Of course, eating fried chimichangas isn’t the healthiest choice to make every day. Yes, we all have our cheat days, but when it comes down to it, there are so many other indulgences to gobble up that you can’t ONLY eat mini chimichangas for every cheat day.

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Ok so maybe you could, but you wouldn’t want to limit yourself that much, now would you?

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Instead of heading to that same restaurant every time I have a craving for adorable mini chimichangas, I now head on over to my very own kitchen for the delicious treat.

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Not fried though…. THEY ARE BAKED!

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Baking these little guys is a healthier take on the same deliciousness, making you feel a little less guilty about eating three… or four… heck even five of them in one sitting.

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Served up with a creamy spicy guacamole, you get the heat from the peppers and chiles inside the chimichangas to start with, but it finishes with the cooling heat of the guacamole for every single bite.

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These are going to become an instant classic in your house, trust me. ;) 

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Baked Mini Chimichangas with Creamy Spicy Guacamole Recipe

    6 Servings

Ingredients

For the Chimichangas:
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1/4 Red Onion, diced
  • 1/2 Poblano Pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 jalapeños Jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 2 Chicken Breasts, cooked and shredded
  • 1/4 cup Salsa, plus extra for serving
  • 4 ounces Cheddar Cheese, grated
  • 12-14 6-inches Flour Tortilla
  • 1 tablespoon Butter, melted
  • Lime Wedges
  • Fresh Cilantro
For the Guacamole:
  • 2 Avocados, peeled and pitted
  • 1/4 cup Chopped Cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon Lime Juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sauté pan over medium high heat, heat olive oil. Add garlic, red onion, poblano, and jalapeño. Cook for approximately 4 to 5 minutes, until slightly softened. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Add pepper mixture to a large bowl. Add shredded chicken, salsa, and cheese. Stir to combine well.
  4. Warm the tortillas in the microwave for approximately 20-30 seconds.
  5. In the bottom third center of each tortilla, add approximately 1 to 2 tablespoons of the filling. Fold in the sides over the filling. Roll the tortilla over the filling, up and away from you, tightly.
  6. Place seam-side down on the prepared baking sheet. Brush tops with melted butter.
  7. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes. Remove from oven and serve immediately. 

Notes

  • I prefer a green chili salsa, but you can also use red if you prefer — just don't use chunky salsa.

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Author: Meghan Yager
Recipe Yields: 6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 207
Calories 430

% Daily Value*
40%
Total Fat 26g
25%
  Saturated Fat 5g
8%
Sodium 185mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate 43g
6%
  Dietary Fiber 5g
  Sugars 1g
24%
Protein 12g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meghan Yager

About Meghan

Meghan is a girl that's passionate about food - straightforward food that anyone can love. It's what you'll find on her blog, Cake n' Knife. There's not much food more straightforwardly delicious than an avocado, that's why Meghan is our avocado fanatic.