Air Fryer Frozen Chimichanga

This cooking method will show you how to transform frozen chimichangas into a mouth-watering meal in just 15 minutes or less, making it the perfect choice for busy weeknights or when you need a quick meal. Learn how to make Air Fryer Frozen Chimichangas in your air fryer or Ninja Foodi!

chimichanga on a plate with sour cream

Chimichangas are a popular Mexican dish consisting of a filling (such as meat, beans, cheese, and veggies) wrapped in a flour tortilla and deep-fried until crispy. They’re often served with salsa, guacamole, and sour cream for dipping.

When it comes to preparing chimichangas at home, buying frozen is a great option for a quick and convenient meal. Not only do frozen chimichangas save you time and effort, but they also come in a variety of flavors and sizes, making them a versatile option for satisfying your hunger. Plus, they’re easy to store in your freezer, so you can always have a tasty meal on hand for busy days when you don’t have time to cook from scratch.

You can find chimichangas in the frozen section of your grocery store. Popular brands include El Monterey, Jose Ole, Delimex, Tina’s, and Don Miguel.

Can you cook frozen chimichangas in an air fryer? Yes! The air fryer uses hot air circulation to cook food quickly and evenly, resulting in a crispy, golden exterior that’s similar to deep-frying but without the added oil and mess. The air fryer cooks chimichangas to perfection, ensuring that the filling is hot and bubbly and the tortilla is crispy and delicious. So, go ahead and pop those frozen chimichangas into your air fryer and get ready to enjoy a tasty and satisfying meal in no time!

📖How To Make Frozen Chimichanga In Air Fryer (Instructions)

1️⃣Prepare the air fryer: Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (205°C) for 3-5 minutes.

2️⃣Place in air fryer basket: Place the frozen chimichangas in the air fryer basket, leaving space between each one so that they cook evenly.

3️⃣Air fry chimichangas: Cook them in the air fryer for 12 to 15 minutes flipping with tongs halfway through.

4️⃣Remove and serve: Once the chimichangas are done, remove them from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes before serving with your favorite toppings, such as sour cream, guacamole, or salsa.

👩‍🍳Chef’s Tips

  • For extra crispy chimichangas, lightly coat them with cooking spray or brush them with a small amount of oil before cooking.
  • Keep an eye on the chimichangas as they cook, and flip them halfway through the cooking time to ensure they cook evenly on both sides.
  • How long it takes to cook frozen chimichangas in the air fryer depends on the size. If the chimichangas are browning too quickly on the outside but not heating up enough on the inside, try lowering the temperature of the air fryer or cooking them for a shorter amount of time.

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Air Fryer Frozen Chimichanga

This cooking method will show you how to transform frozen chimichangas into a mouth-watering meal in just 15 minutes or less, making it the perfect choice for busy weeknights or when you need a quick meal. Learn how to make Air Fryer Frozen Chimichangas in your air fryer or Ninja Foodi!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 2 Servings
Calories: 480kcal

Equipment

  • Air Fryer or Ninja Foodi
  • Tongs

Ingredients

  • 2 Chimichangas frozen

Instructions

  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F (205°C) for 3-5 minutes.
  • Place the frozen chimichangas in the air fryer basket, leaving space between each one so that they cook evenly.
  • Cook them in the air fryer for 12 to 15 minutes flipping with tongs halfway through.
  • Once the chimichangas are done, remove them from the air fryer and let them cool for a few minutes before serving with your favorite toppings, such as sour cream, guacamole, or salsa.

Nutrition

Calories: 480kcal

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