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Easy Instant Pot Chicken Chimichanga Recipe


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This Easy Instant Pot Chicken Chimichanga Recipe makes dinnertime a total breeze! Packed full of flavor and ready with minimal effort!

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Easy Instant Pot Chicken Chimichanga Recipe

I made this simple chimichanga recipe because it adds a fun spin on Taco Tuesday. Because let’s be real – it’s a fun idea to change up the flavors and taste when you’re burnt out on making the same meals over and over again.

I also love that I can use a rotisserie chicken that I can buy from the store because that saves me so much time and energy!

Why We Love This Recipe

white plate full of chicken chimichangas

Ingredients / Shopping List

  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken (shredded)
  • 1/2 cup of salsa
  • 1 package fajita seasoning
  • 1 can of drained pinto beans
  • 1 can of diced green chilis
  • 3 freshly diced jalapenos
  • 1 cup of grated Colby Jack cheese
  • 1 package flour tortillas (12)
  • 1 can of red enchilada sauce
  • 1 jar of cheese sauce
ingredients for Easy Instant Pot Chicken Chimichanga Recipe

Substitutions and Additions

Flour Tortillas: While flour tortillas are soft, you can always opt for corn tortillas as well. They’ll have a different texture but still taste wonderful!

Black Beans: If you want to add an extra burst of protein, add in some black beans, too!

Equipment Needed / Helpful Tools

How to Make This Easy Instant Pot Chicken Chimichanga Recipe

With just 10 simple ingredients needed, this simple chicken recipe will be ready to eat and enjoy in no time at all!

Step 1

Add the shredded chicken, salsa, seasoning, beans, chilies, and jalapenos into the instant pot.

adding ingredients to instant pot

Step 2

Put the Instant Pot on sauté for 10 minutes. Stir often.

Step 3

Preheat the broiler for 5 minutes on high.

Step 4

Add parchment paper to a baking sheet and lay out the tortillas.

Step 5

Add the mixture into the middle of the tortilla and top with shredded cheese.

Step 6

Roll the tortillas and put them seam side down on the baking sheet. Spray with olive oil spray.

Step 7

Put the red sauce on top.

Step 8

Add to the broiler and cook for 4-5 minutes. Take out and let cool. Drizzle with cheese sauce and garnish.

white plate of chicken chimichangas drizzled with red sauce

Variations / Options / Add-Ins

Variation 1: Instead of adding in salsa, add in canned tomatoes. This will still add flavor but won’t have any of the spice!

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Chimichangas on a white plate

Tips

  • Make certain to know the spice level of your jalapenos! That can make this dish super spicy fast.
  • Change up the flavor of the shredded cheese to give this recipe a whole new taste.

FAQs

How to store leftover chimichangas

All you need to do is add them to a storage container with a lid and keep them in the fridge. They’ll be ready for you to enjoy the very next day.

How to reheat chicken chimichangas

The quickest way is to reheat them in the microwave. You can also heat them low and slow in the oven.

Can you freeze Chimichangas?

You can. Meal prep and make the entire recipe, and before cooking, add it to the freezer. This way, when you’re ready for the meal, you can just unthaw and enjoy.

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Other Recipes

white plate of chicken chimichangas drizzled with red sauce

Easy Instant Pot Chicken Chimichangas

You're going to love this easy chimichanga recipe!
3.67 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 12
Calories 121 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 whole rotisserie chicken shredded
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 package fajita seasoning
  • 1 can pinto beans drained
  • 1 can diced green chilis
  • 3 jalapenos freshly diced
  • 1 cup Colby Jack cheese grated
  • 1 package flour tortillas 12
  • 1 can red enchilada sauce
  • 1 jar cheese sauce

Instructions
 

  • Add the shredded chicken, salsa, seasoning, beans, chilies, and jalapenos into the instant pot.
  • Put the Instant Pot on sauté for 10 minutes. Stir often.
  • Preheat the broiler for 5 minutes on high.
  • Add parchment paper to a baking sheet and lay out the tortillas.
  • Add the mixture into the middle of the tortilla and top with shredded cheese.
  • Roll the tortillas and put them seam side down on the baking sheet. Spray with olive oil spray.
  • Put the red sauce on top.
  • Add to the broiler and cook for 4-5 minutes. Take out and let cool. Drizzle with cheese sauce and garnish.

Notes

 

 

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcalCarbohydrates: 14gProtein: 5gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 343mgPotassium: 101mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 212IUVitamin C: 8mgCalcium: 108mgIron: 1mg
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2 thoughts on “Easy Instant Pot Chicken Chimichanga Recipe”

  1. 1 star
    Thank you for taking the time to post this recipe, but it is a little misleading. You don’t need an InstaPot for this recipe at all since you’re starting with rotisserie chicken! A regular pan (or cast iron) will do the same job.

    Reply
    • That’s fine, if you want to cook this recipe using a different method, you can. That’s the great thing about recipes, you can modify them to meet your needs. Thanks for commenting.

      Reply

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