I followed this recipe as written with the following exceptions.... I ran out of chili powder so I used about 1/8 cup plus about 1 1/2 Tbl cayenne pepper (my husband likes spicy food, so it wasn't a problem). I also omitted the water as others suggested. Cheddar cheese was added on top of the chicken & beans before baking, and this turned out really tasty; you could use other cheeses and it would turn out just as well, I think. There was well more than enough filling for six tortillas, so I ending up with eleven chimichangas. I will try freezing the leftovers and reheating in the microwave.
My husband fried some of the prepared chimichangas while the rest were baked. The resulting two tastes were different, as would be expected, but both ways turned out well.
All in all, I think this recipes is well worth making: one that I will certainly make again. Next time I will omit the cinnamon (based on personal preference). This recipe was a great use for leftover baked chicken from dinner a few nights ago!
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I followed this recipe as written with the following exceptions.... I ran out of chili powder...