Keto-Low Carb Chicken Chimichanga

Keto Chicken Chimichanga Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4 chimichangas

Nutrition Information (per serving):

  • Calories: ~350
  • Total Carbohydrates: ~10g
  • Dietary Fiber: ~6g
  • Net Carbs: ~4g
  • Protein: ~25g
  • Fat: ~24g

Ingredients:

For the filling:

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken breast
  • 1/2 cup diced bell peppers
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

For assembly:

  • 4 large low-carb tortillas (approximately 6g net carbs per tortilla)
  • Using olive oil or cooking spray to brush

Instructions:

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, heat 2 tablespoons olive oil. Add the diced bell peppers and onions, and sauté until they begin to soften, about 3-4 minutes.
  2. Add the minced garlic, ground cumin, and chili powder to the skillet. Cook for another 1-2 minutes, or until the spices are aromatic.
  3. Incorporate the shredded chicken into the skillet and mix it with the spices and vegetables.
  4. Pour in the chicken broth and cook for a few minutes until the mixture is warmed through and the flavors meld. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Remove the skillet from heat and gently stir in the shredded cheddar cheese and chopped cilantro. The cheese will melt and contribute to binding the filling together.
  6. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C).
  7. Place a generous scoop of the chicken filling in the center of each low-carb tortilla.
  8. Fold the sides of the tortilla over the filling, then roll it up tightly like a burrito. Lay the chimichangas seam-side down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  9. Brush the tops of the chimichangas with olive oil or lightly coat them with cooking spray. This will promote crispiness during baking.
  10. Bake the chimichangas in the preheated oven for approximately 15-20 minutes, or until they turn golden brown and achieve a satisfying crispiness.
  11. Once out of the oven, allow the chimichangas to cool for a few minutes before serving.
  12. Serve your Keto Chicken Chimichangas with your choice of low-carb toppings, such as sour cream, guacamole, salsa, or diced tomatoes.

Nutrition Tip: The provided nutrition values are approximate and may vary based on the specific ingredients you use. Be sure to calculate the nutritional information based on the products you have available for accurate tracking.

These Keto Chicken Chimichangas offer a flavorful and satisfying low-carb alternative to traditional chimichangas. With their well-balanced blend of protein, healthy fats, and minimal carbs, they’re a delicious option for anyone following a keto lifestyle. Enjoy the crispy goodness without compromising your dietary goals!

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