Air Fryer Chimichangas

Air Fryer Chimichangas


Air Fryer Chimichangas

Now you can have chimichangas just as crispy as deep frying, minus the calories. Plus they are quick to make in an air fryer and perfect for a busy weeknight dinner. Top with salsa, sour cream, avocado, and cheese.

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • cook: 20 minutes
  • total: 35 minutes
  • Servings: 6
  • Yield: 6 servings

Ingredients for Air Fryer Chimichangas

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup diced onion
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • ½ (8 ounce) package Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1 (4 ounce) can hot fire-roasted diced green chiles (such as Ortega®)
  • ¼ cup chicken broth
  • 1 ½ tablespoons chicken taco seasoning mix (such as McCormick®)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 (10 inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend, or to taste
  • avocado oil cooking spray

Directions for Air Fryer Chimichangas

  1. Heat oil in a medium skillet. Add onion and cook until soft and translucent, 4 to 6 minutes. Add chicken, Neufchatel cheese, diced chiles, chicken broth, taco seasoning, salt, and pepper. Cook and stir until mixture is well combined and Neufchatel has softened been incorporated.
  2. Heat tortillas in a large skillet or directly on grates of a gas stove until soft and pliable. Place 1/3 cup chicken mixture down the center of each tortilla and top with a heaping tablespoon of Mexican cheese.
  3. Fold top and bottom of tortillas over the filling, then roll each into a burrito shape. Mist with cooking spray and place in the basket of an air fryer.
  4. Air fry at 400 degrees F (200 degrees C) for 4 to 6 minutes. Flip each chimichanga over, mist with cooking spray, and air fry until lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes more.

Cook’s Note:

Regular cream cheese can be used in place of Neufchatel cheese.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:

455 calories; protein 24.8g; carbohydrates 41g; fat 20.6g; cholesterol 69.8mg; sodium 1291.5mg.

Air Fryer Chimichangas
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Air Fryer Chimichangas
Air Fryer Chimichangas
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