Skinny Chimichangas

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Skinny Chimichangas

Skinny Chimichangas Recipe

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Skinny Chimichangas


  • 1/2 pound ground lean turkey
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • One 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 2 tablespoons chopped mild green chiles
  • 1/3 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
  • Four 8-inch fat-free flour tortillas


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Spray a nonstick baking sheet with nonstick spray.
  2. Spray a nonstick skillet with nonstick spray; set over medium-high heat. Add turkey, onion, garlic, chili powder, oregano and cumin. Cook, breaking up the turkey with a wooden spoon until browned, about 6 minutes. Stir in tomato sauce and chiles; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until the flavors are blended and the mixture thickens slightly, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the cheddar.
  3. Meanwhile, wrap the tortillas in foil and place in the oven to warm for 10 minutes.
  4. Spoon about 1/2 cup of the filling into the center of each tortilla. Fold in the sides, then roll to enclose the filling. Place the chimichangas, seam-side down, on the baking sheet. Lightly spray the tops of the tortillas with nonstick spray. Bake until golden and crisp, about 20 minutes. Do not turn.


  • Top these chimichangas with your favorite salsa, sour cream and guacamole for extra calories, of course).
  • Nutritional Information per serving (Serving size: 1 chimichanga) Calories: 172, Fat: 3.75g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sugar: 4.75g, Sodium: 674mg, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 9.75g, Cholesterol: 10.5mg, Carbohydrates: 25.75g
  • WW POINTS: SmartPoints: 5, Points Plus Program: 4, Old Points Program: 3
SOURCE:: (via Weight Watchers: Take Out Tonight)

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