Copycat Chi-Chi’s Chimichangas Recipe

This is a spot on copy-cat recipe of our favorite dish from everyone’s guilty tex-mex go-to, Chi-Chi’s. 

Spice it up for your own signature flavors, slow it down and roast your own chicken, or just shred a grab and go rotisserie from the market and get on with whatever else is filling up the agenda.


- unsalted butter - vegetable oil - onion - garlic - jalapeno pepper - chili powder - cumin - cinnamon - sugar - tomato - cilantro - rotisserie chicken


Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Prep a large baking dish that will fit your chimichangas for baking.

In a large skillet, heat 2 tbs vegetable oil over medium heat.

Add the tomato and cilantro and cook about 2 minutes longer, until liquid starts to dry.

Arrange your tortilla with refried beans in the center, leaving a 2" border around the tortilla edges.

Brush the baking dish with a bit of the melted butter and arrange chimichangas seam side down.

Brush the tops with a little more of the butter mix.

Bake for 8 to 10 minutes, flip, brush with more butter, sprinkle with cheese and bake for 8 to 10 minutes longer.

Swipe Up For The Full Recipe!