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Copycat Chi Chi's Chicken Chimichangas

Updated April 21, 2023
Copycat Chi Chis Chicken Chimichangas
Copycat Chi Chis Chicken Chimichangas
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We love our easy dinner recipes jam-packed with flavor, and you can't go wrong with this punchy pick. Combine a bounty of spices and juicy chicken for a Mexican dinner recipe that will knock the socks off your diners. Copycat Chi Chi's Chicken Chimichangas is a dish with a complicated name that's easy to make. You'll feel like you're in your favorite Mexican restaurant when you cook up this flavorful dish.

Of course, one of the best things about copycat recipes is that sometimes you can recreate your favorite recipes in less time than it takes to drive to the restaurant. This is definitely one of those recipes! It's ready in 20 minutes flat, which is pretty stunning for a meal with this much flavor.

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Preparation Time10 min

Cooking Time10 min


Make Ahead RecipeYes

Kid FriendlyYes


  • 6 large flour tortillas
  • 1 rotisserie chicken, meat removed from bone and shredded
  • 1 can refried beans, heated
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1/2 cup prepared salsa
  • 1/2 cup black olives, drained
  • 1/2 cup jarred jalapeno slices
  • 1/2 stick butter, melted
  • prepared taco sauce


  1. Prepare all ingredients before beginning.

  2. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.

  3. Lay one flour tortilla on a countertop. On the lower third of the tortilla, layer beans, cheese, chicken, cilantro, jalapeño, salsa, and olives. 

  4. Carefully fold the side of the tortilla closest to you over the top of the mixture. Fold in the sides next and then continue to roll. Place rolled burrito on the prepared baking sheet fold side down. Repeat with remaining tortillas.

  5. Brush the tops of each burrito generously with the melted butter.  

  6. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, flip the burritos, brush again with butter and bake an additional 5 to 8 minutes until the top is golden brown.

  7. Remove from the oven and allow to rest for 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to serving plate and pour taco sauce over the top to serve.

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Dont know where you came up with this recipe but it is NOT a Chi Chis chimi!! I was a manager for Chi Chis for a number of years and a chimi was NOT made in the oven, it was deep fried. A burrito was made It was oven and neither had black olives in it LMAO

since you were a manager would you happen to have the recipe for the seafood one with white sauce? I really loved that one

Loving all of the Mexican style free recipes that I am finding today. I love this food. So yummy and delicious. To make this recipe a little easier, I just bought a couple of packs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts and cooked them in the slow cooker all day while at work. Then finished the rest right before we ate.

I loved this from Chi Chi's and was so upset when they closed. This was my go to dish every time we went and now I can make it at home! Thank you so much for sharing this Copycat Chi Chi's Chicken Chimichangas. I am so so happy to see this recipe. I know what is for dinner tonight! I didn't think they were so easy to make! Wow, Thank you so much for sharing this free copy cat recipe!


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