• 2 large boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1/4 cup Frank's red hot sauce
  • 2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 celery stalk
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 whole wheat tortillas

I can’t even begin to describe how good these are – just trust me when I say you HAVE to make these. A typical Chimichanga is deep fried, we use a different method to get these oven fried buffalo chicken chimichangas crispy using WAY less oil!

Place your skillet on medium-high heat. Dice your chicken breast into bite sized pieces and add them to your skillet. Brown on all sides. Add in finely chopped celery, 1/4 cup franks and 2 tbsp of sour cream. Reduce heat to medium and simmer for 5-7 minutes until chicken is cooked. Set mixture aside to cool.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Add 1-2 tbsp of olive oil to a skillet over medium heat. Divide chicken mixture evenly between tortillas. (If your tortillas seems stiff, you can warm them in a skillet over low heat for 1-2 minutes prior to this step.)  Top chicken mixture with divided shredded cheddar cheese. Fold your burrito. “HOW DO I FOLD MY BURRITO, KRISTIN?” Geez, calm down.

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Then you just flip ‘er over so all sides are closed and the goods are locked in their safely.  Fry these is your olive oil 2 minutes per side, just enough to get the browning process going, the oven is going to do the rest of the work. Add your chimichangas to your preheated oven for 12 minutes and brace yourself for an amazing treat.

I recommend serving these along side your favourite buffalo wing dipping sauce – ranch or blue cheese – and some celery sticks! I wouldn’t call these oven fried buffalo chicken chimichangas HEALTHY, but I would say they are a healthier alternative to your typical deep fried variety.

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