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Recipe: Smoked Chicken and Cheddar Chimichangas

BBQue Texas – Smoked Chicken and Cheddar Chimichangas

Smoked Chicken and Cheddar Chimichangas

Low carb tortillas make a great substitute for anyone watching their carbs!! We hope you enjoy these amazing Texmex chimichangas!  We sure did!!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican


  • Smoker


  • 3 Boneless chicken breasts
  • Duck fat spray (or any binder)
  • ½ stick butter
  • 1 tbs Bacon fat
  • 8 oz Grated cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup Diced white onion or shallots
  • 1 12 oz can Refried beans
  • ½ cup Onion
  • ½ cup Cilantro (optional)
  • Large tortillas Regular or Low Carb


  • ¾-1 cup Mayonnaise
  • ¾-1 cup Mexican Crema
  • ½ cup Milk
  • 1 tbs Hot sauces
  • 3 tbs Hidden Valley Ranch seasoningv


  • Pre-Heat smoker (or oven) to 300 degrees
  • Spray chicken breast with duck fat or similar cooking spray – slice cross hatch into tops and season generously with BBQue Texas – Cluckin’ Good Rub.  Place in a foil pan with ½ stick of butter and place on smoker.  Cook for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours or until chicken reaches 165 internal temp.
  • While chicken is cooking prepare refried beans with 1 tbs of bacon fat and 1 tbs of BBQue Texas Cluckin’ Good Rub set aside.

Prepare the spicy ranch sauce as follows:

  • In a Tupperware container, add mayo, Mexican crema, milk, hot sauce and hidden valley ranch seasoning, shake well and place in the fridge.
  • Once the chicken is ready, remove it from the smoker and dice into ½ to 1 inch pieces combine with refried beans, cheddar cheese and diced onions.
  • On a cutting board, place your large tortilla add ½ cup of the chicken cheddar mixture and roll up the tortilla nice and tight.  Repeat this process until your mixture is gone.
  • In a large pan, add vegetable oil and heat to 300 to 350 degrees.  Place the assembled chimichangas into the hot oil (seam side down at first) and cook for approximately 2 to 3 minutes per side or until golden brown.
  • Remove from the pan and rest on a paper towel.
  • Place the chimichanga on a plate, add your favorite salsa, more cheese, cilantro (optional) and a healthy amount of the spicy ranch sauce and enjoy!

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