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Air Fryer Chimichangas

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Air Fryer Chimichangas recipe helps you make a delicious dinner super quick. I can’t believe I ever made dinner without an Air Fryer! You only have to cook these for about 6 minutes, earning them a top spot in our weekly dinner menu. 

Our Air Fryer has become such a crucial part of my kitchen. You will probably really like using it for our Nashville Chicken, Mashed Potato Cakes and Chicken Parm.

Air Fryer Chimichangas. Rotisserie chicken and the air fryer make these "grilled" chimichangas a quick weeknight dinner.

Air Fryer Chimichangas 

Using a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken for these helps save a bunch of time. You can grab one from the deli section of your grocery store and get dinner ready fast! (Here is a quick tutorial on how to shred a rotisserie chicken.)

Ingredients:

  • Onions
  • Garlic
  • Jalapeños
  • Jasmine Rice
  • Rotisserie Chicken
  • Pinto beans
  • Tortillas
  • Enchilada Sauce
  • Cilantro
  • Cheese 
  • Butter

Air Fryer Chimichangas. Rotisserie chicken and the air fryer make these "grilled" chimichangas a quick weeknight dinner.

How To Make “Grilled” Air Fryer Chimichangas

The first thing to do is saute your onions and jalapeños on the stove. Add in your shredded chicken and mix it together. While that is cooking you can heat your pinto beans in a saucepan.

(If you’re looking for less spice just omit the jalapeños.)

Then, make your burritos! Laying your shells flat, scoop a spoonful of the rice, the meat mixture, then top with beans, cheese and enchilada sauce.

Roll the burrito and brush it with melted butter.

Cook each burrito one at a time, flap side down for about 6 minutes.

Top it with sour cream, cilantro, pico, or more cheese and enjoy!

Air Fryer Chimichangas. Rotisserie chicken and the air fryer make these "grilled" chimichangas a quick weeknight dinner.

Servings: 6 chimichangas

Air Fryer Chimichanga

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
7 mins
Total Time:
22 mins
 
Rotisserie chicken and the air fryer make these "grilled" chimichangas a quick weeknight dinner.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 jalapeño diced
  • 2 cups jasmine rice
  • 4 cups rotisserie chicken shredded
  • 1 can of pinto beans
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • 8 oz red enchilada sauce
  • 1/4 cup diced cilantro
  • 2 cups Colby jack cheese blend
  • 1 tbsp. melted butter
  • sour cream for serving
  • pico de gallo for serving

Instructions

  1. Add onion, and jalapeño to a lightly oiled sauté pan.
  2. Season with salt and pepper, then cook until onions are translucent.
  3. Once it is are fully cooked add in shredded chicken
  4. Mix together until fully combined.
  5. Remove chicken from the heat.
  6. Rinse the pinto beans and place in a small sauce pan heat on medium until hot.
  7. Using a medium-sized ice cream scooper.
  8. Scoop out 1 portion of rice and 1 portion of chicken and place on flour tortilla.
  9. Top with cheese blend, beans, cilantro and some red enchilada sauce.
  10. Then roll tightly into a burrito.
  11. Brush the top of the burrito with butter.
  12. Preheat the air fryer to 360ºF
  13. Place burrito into Air fryer dish flap side down to create a seal.
  14. Cook for 6-7 minutes or until golden brown.
  15. Top with sour cream, enchilada sauce and pico de gallo.
  16. Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Chimichanga
Amount Per Serving
Calories 727 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 12g75%
Cholesterol 119mg40%
Sodium 1272mg55%
Potassium 612mg17%
Carbohydrates 81g27%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin A 850IU17%
Vitamin C 5.9mg7%
Calcium 401mg40%
Iron 3.5mg19%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Air Fryer Chimichangas

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