Queso Chicken and Beef Chimichangas

Queso Cheese Beef Chicken Fried Chimichangas Recipe by Ash's In The Kitchen

Queso Chicken and Beef Chimichangas for dinner tonight. It’s fiesta time! Served with Mexican Rice and Corn Slaw. I briefly pan fry then air fry mine to minimize calories. 

  • Chicken:
    • 2 Chicken Breasts; cubed
    • 4 ounce can Green Chiles
    • 2 cloves Garlic; minced
    • 1/2 cup Onion; diced
    • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin
    • 1/2 teaspoon Onion Salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon Garlic Powder
    • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
    • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • Beef:
    • 1 pound lean Ground Beef
    • 1/4 cup Onion; chopped
    • 1 clove Garlic; minced
    • 1 Tablespoon Chili Powder
    • 1 teaspoon Cayenne 
    • 1 teaspoon Onion Powder
    • 1 teaspoon Smoked Paprika
    • 1/4 teaspoon Cumin
    • 1/4 teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
    • Salt and Pepper to taste
  • 6 large Tortillas
  • 1 cup Pepper Jack Cheese
  • 1 cup Queso Cheese 
  • 1 1/2 cups Mexican Rice
  • 1/2 cup Black Beans
  • 1 Tablespoon Cilantro
  • 1/4 cup Pickled Red Onion
  • 1/4 cup Sour Cream

  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add a drizzle of oil. In a large bowl, combine the chicken, green chiles, onion, garlic and seasonings, then toss to coat. Add to the skillet and sauté until the chicken is cooked through and the juices run clear. Scoop into a bowl, cover and set aside. 
  2. Return the skillet to the burner and add the beef, onion and garlic. Once cooked through, drain and add the spices. Cover and remove from heat. 
  3. Layer each of the tortillas with the queso, cheese, rice, cooked chicken and/or beef, beans, pickled red onion, cilantro and sour cream. 
  4. Preheat air fryer to 380°F.
  5. Add a liberal drizzle of oil and allow to get hot. Wrap each of the tortillas tightly and place in the hot skillet, lightly frying until slightly golden brown. Place the chimichangas in your air frier for 8 minutes; turning halfway through. Serve hot with refried beans, corn slaw and Mexican rice.
  6. Enjoy!

Looking for a side dish? Try one of these recipes!

Copycat Mexican Restaurant Refried Beans Recipe by Ash's In The Kitchen
Cantina Style Mexican Salsa Rice Recipe by Ash's In The Kitchen
Home Fried Tortilla Chips Recipe by Ash's In The Kitchen

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Home cook, gardener and lover of life!

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