Keto Mexican Chimichangas

Looking for a delicious and keto-friendly twist on a classic Mexican dish? Look no further! These Keto Mexican Chimichangas are packed with savory flavors, gooey cheese, and a crispy outer shell – all without the guilt of high-carb tortillas. Whether you’re following a ketogenic diet or just seeking a healthier alternative, this recipe is sure to satisfy your Tex-Mex cravings. Let’s dive into the world of low-carb deliciousness with this mouthwatering and easy-to-follow recipe.

Keto Mexican Chimichangas

Preparation Time: 10 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Serves: 6

Difficulty: Intermediate

Course: Main Course

Cuisine: Mexican

kcal: 420 per serving


  • 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • 4 ounces cream cheese
  • 1 (4 ounce) can green chilis
  • 1/4 cup salsa
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 large low-carb tortillas
  • Avocado oil for frying


    1. Mix together all filling ingredients, making sure there are no chunks of cream cheese remaining.
    2. Scoop onto tortillas, then folding like a burrito (Fold both sides in, then roll up). Keep seam-side down.


    Air Fryer Instructions:

    Preheat the air fryer to 390 degrees F for 3 minutes. Brush or spray all sides of the chimichanga with oil and place seam side down in the air fryer. Cook 4 minutes, then flip. If your seam is trying to open, use a toothpick to secure or let it cook an additional minute seam side down. Cook an additional 4-5 minutes until it has browned to your liking.

    Baking Instructions:

    Place chimichangas seam-side down on a greased baking sheet. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and brush or spray well with avocado or olive oil. Bake 20-25 minutes until golden brown.

    Pan Frying Instructions:

    Heat a skillet over medium heat, adding enough oil to cover the bottom of the pan. Place the chimichanga seam side down and cook 2-3 minutes until golden brown. Turn, then cook all sides until golden and crisp.


    Nutrition value based on using Mission Carb Balance Tortillas.

Nutrition Facts (per serving):

  • Calories: 420 kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Protein: 27g
  • Fat: 29g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Net Carbs: 4g

Conclusion: These Keto Mexican Chimichangas are the perfect solution for satisfying your Mexican food cravings while staying on track with your low-carb lifestyle. Packed with flavorful seasoned meat, gooey cheese, and fresh toppings, they make a filling and delicious meal for lunch or dinner. Plus, the easy assembly and baking process make them a hassle-free option for busy days. Embrace the bold and authentic flavors of Mexico with this keto-friendly twist on chimichangas – your taste buds will thank you! So, get ready to indulge in this delightful dish without the worry of derailing your dietary goals. Enjoy every bite of these crispy and savory Keto Mexican Chimichangas!


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