Don't miss another recipe! Get our daily picks delivered right to your inbox!   
home > recipes > copycat recipes > copycats a to z > C - Cafe Brenda to Cracker Barrel

Chi Chi's Seafood Chimichanga With Cheese Sauce

recipe at a glance
Rating: 5/5
1 review

ready in: 30-60 minutes
serves/makes:   6

recipe id: 118975
cook method: microwave, stovetop, oven

recipe tools

Photoadd photo
review it!
share this recipe:
share on facebook share on google plus share on twitter share on pinterest
save to yummly



1 package flour tortillas (6 or 8 inch)
1 package (16 ounce size) crab meat, flaked
1 cup cottage cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 egg
1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
1/4 teaspoon onion powder

Cheese Sauce

4 tablespoons butter or margarine
4 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 dashes black pepper
2 cups milk or evaporated skim milk
8 ounces grated Montery jack cheese
1 tablespoon lemon juice


Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Mix all ingredients except tortillas. Warm tortillas until pliable (about 10 second in microwave). Wet one side of tortilla and place wet side down. Spoon on filling ingredients. Roll to hold in filling.

Spray baking dish with non-stick coating. Lay chimichangas seam side down on baking dish. Bake 25 minutes. Serve with cheese sauce.

For Cheese Sauce: In a small saucepan melt butter or margarine. Stir in flour, salt, and pepper. Add milk all at once. Cook and stir over medium heat until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir 1 to 2 minutes more.

Remove from heat. Add cheese, stir until melted. Just before serving, add lemon juice and stir until smooth.

added by



794 calories, 33 grams fat, 77 grams carbohydrates, 44 grams protein per serving.
Show full nutritional data (including Weight Watcher's Points ®, cholesterol, sodium, vitamins, and diabetic exchanges)

Get our best recipes delivered right to you!
Sign up for our newsletters that feature hand-picked recipes

more recipes like chi chi's seafood chimichanga with cheese sauce

comments & reviews

number of 5 star votes on this recipe
number of 4 star votes on this recipe
number of 3 star votes on this recipe
number of 2 star votes on this recipe
number of 1 star votes on this recipe
number of unrated comments on this recipe0

Registered Member at
Member since:
Apr 9, 2001

REVIEW: 5 star recipe rating
I make this with fake crab instead because I don't like the taste of real crab unless it's fresh (and that's expensive). My husband and I love this dish but the kids don't as much.

View more chimichangas recipes
View more mexican recipes
Central America
View more central america recipes
View more cuisines recipes
Arroz Con Pollo
View more arroz con pollo recipes
Mexican-style Chicken
View more mexican-style chicken recipes
Recipe Newsletter
Subscribe to our free email newsletter to get our daily recipe picks, cooking tips, and more!

free recipe newsletter signup!