Baked Chicken Chimichangas

Main Dishes · May 25, 2017

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Baked Chicken Chimichangas - stuffed with rice, chicken, cheese and more. Such a simple dinner recipe that everyone will love.

Our family loves good Mexican food! Being hispanic, Mexican food has always been one of my favorites. Ever since I was little, I could remember my grandma making homemade tortillas and my mom and aunts making enchiladas and empanadas. One of our favorite dishes happens to be Chimichangas! Making our own at home saves time, money and gives us the option to make healthier swaps, like baking instead of frying these delicious chicken and rice chimichangas. They’re easy to whip up thanks to Knorr® Rice Sides ™. You need just 8 ingredients and 30 minutes for this flavorful, delicious dish. Simple, right?!

Grab a package of Knorr® Fiesta Sides™ – Mexican Rice and get cooking! This dish is one our whole family loves, even our toddler. It’s packed full of protein, cheesy goodness and lots of flavor without being overly spicy, which is always a big plus. You customize the flavor to suite your tastes by using your favorite salsa (we use a traditional medium salsa, however, salsa verde would be delicious too)!

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I think you’re going to love this tasty, lighter version of a restaurant classic! We’ll definitely be adding these to our meal rotation- once you try them I think you will too! For more simple & tasty Knorr® inspired recipes hop on over to Allrecipes.com.

Baked Chicken Chimichangas - stuffed with rice, chicken, cheese and more. Such a simple dinner recipe that everyone will love.Baked Chicken Chimichangas - stuffed with rice, chicken, cheese and more. Such a simple dinner recipe that everyone will love.Baked Chicken Chimichangas - stuffed with rice, chicken, cheese and more. Such a simple dinner recipe that everyone will love.Baked Chicken Chimichangas - stuffed with rice, chicken, cheese and more. Such a simple dinner recipe that everyone will love.Baked Chicken Chimichangas - stuffed with rice, chicken, cheese and more. Such a simple dinner recipe that everyone will love.Baked Chicken Chimichangas - stuffed with rice, chicken, cheese and more. Such a simple dinner recipe that everyone will love.

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Baked Chicken Chimichanga Recipe:

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Baked Chicken and Rice Chimichangas
 
Baked Chicken Chimichangas - stuffed with rice, chicken, cheese and more. Such a simple dinner recipe that everyone will love.
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Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1½ c cooked shredded chicken*
  • ⅔ c. salsa**
  • 1½ tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 tbsp. canola or vegetable oil, divided
  • 1 package Knorr® Fiesta Sides™ - Spanish Rice
  • 1¼ c. shredded colby jack cheese***
  • 4 burrito size flour tortillas
Instructions
  1. COMBINE the cooked shredded chicken with salsa, cumin, and oregano; set aside.
  2. Prepare Knorr® Fiesta Sides™ - Mexican Rice according to package directions (cover and simmer for 7 minutes). Remove from the heat.
  3. STIR in the chicken mixture and cheese. Divide the mixture between flour tortillas, wrap and place seam-side down on a lined baking sheet. Brush with the remaining oil and place in oven to bake for 20 minutes (or until golden brown and crispy) at 425 degrees. Serve, if desired, with your favorite toppings such as; shredded cheese, sour cream, chopped tomato, chopped cilantro, chopped green onion, chopped lettuce, and lime wedges.
  4. Recipe Notes:
  5. *Rotisserie chicken works great
  6. **Use your favorite salsa, or fire roasted tomatoes with green chilies
  7. ***Cheddar or pepper jack works too
  8. -Because of the high oven temperature, olive oil is not recommended for brushing the tortillas. However, you may use it in place of the canola/vegetable oil in the rice.

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April

I can’t wait to try these!

    Lil' Luna

    Hope you love them, as much as we do!!! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Amber

I made this last night and let me tell you it was amazing, I didn’t have any chicken so I used Hamburger and I also used my homeade salsa. It was so simple and delicious. Thank for this fantastic recipe.

    Lil' Luna

    That sounds delish!! I’ll have to try that! Thanks for sharing!

allie

Making these today. Used a Spanish rice recipe found on pinterest. I’m using taco sauce instead of the salsa, because I don’t like it. So hope it’s good. Thanks for the recipe

Shannon

I made these exactly as directed but used smaller flour torts, and they came out delicious! I only used about half the filling, so the next day I made chimi-ladas! I followed all the steps, but instead of brushing with oil and baking, I placed them side-by-side in a baking dish, covered with green enchilada sauce, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, and green onions, and baked them for about 30 minutes. It was great that way as well!

    Lil' Luna

    Oh, that is such a great idea!! Thank you for sharing that!!

Kasey Edwards

We made these tonight and loved them! Do you know how many calories are in them? They were delicious!

    Lil' Luna

    Glad you liked them!! I don’t know and probably shouldn’t know 😉 Sorry!!

Haley

These are amazing! We tried this recipe a couple months ago and loved it! We have mixed it up a few times with different fillings and everyone loves them! The tortillas have the perfect amount of crunch on the outside, while the inside stays moist and flavorful! Thank you for this!

    Lil' Luna

    Thanks!!! That’s the great thing…they can be changed every single time! SO glad you like them! Thanks for letting me know!

Megan

I made this for the first time this even for dinner. We loved it. Even my extremely picky toddler ate his entire portion (a miracle)! Are these able to be frozen? I would love to have some stored for quick and easy heat-up if so!

    Lil' Luna

    That makes me happy to hear! I haven’t personally put them in the freezer, but they should be able to. Thanks so much for letting me know and trying them!

Jodi Costello

Made these last night. I have one in the refridge to eat as left overs today for lunch and I am counting down the hours until lunch. They are soooo tasty. My husband who is on overtime right now and is so tired came home and gobbled this up and said this was awesome. Thank you. Will be making these on the regular.

    Lil' Luna

    Oh, I’m so glad!! Thank you so much for letting me know and for giving them a try!! We love them too 🙂

jennifer

has anyone made a bunch of these and frozen for easy reheating.?

    Lil' Luna

    I haven’t, but I bet they would do fine. I’ll have to try next time!

Abigail

about how much cooked rice is that total?

Rodolfo

I like to go, I love Mexican food.

Kelly

Made these but instead of salsa i used enchilada green chili sause, mixed with the chicken and poured on top of burrito. Burrito was so good! My husband loved it to.

    Lil' Luna

    That sounds great! I’ll have to try that! Thanks so much!

Melanie

Made these tonight for the first time and despite the fact I’m the only one in my family of 5 that likes rice, EVERYBODY loved these! Doubled the batch to have left overs for tomorrow 🙂

    Lil' Luna

    That’s great!! Thank you for sharing and for trying them! So, glad everyone liked them!

Boulanger Donna

Love this ❤️

Camila Maia

That delights of food … even gives to hunger. I loved the recipe!

elpocho

how many calories?

Lora

Made this recipe but added a can of re fried beans. It was easy and delicious!

    Lil' Luna

    Great idea! I’m glad you liked them! Thank you for trying them!

json formatter

Love these delicious chicken and rice chimichangas!

Sheila

There is no recipe here on this page. Please fix it. I would like to see it and possibly try it.

Barbara C Hardison

I cannot get your Chimichanga recipe to show on your website. I can see other recipes on your site….strange.

Barbara C Hardison

Cannot see the Baked Chicken Chimichanga recipe…..other are fine

Marlene Hunt

Looks great but the recipe doesn’t show! I would love to try it but…

Ginny

Need to make these they sound awesome but I cannot see the recipe on here. No problems with the other recipes just this one.

Suzanne Hunt

I am trying to get the recipe for the Baked Chicken Chimichangas on your site. It will not show up. Would you please send it to my email. Looks delicious. Thanks

A_Boleyn

Delicious and I like the idea of baking them.

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