Baked Chicken Chimichangas

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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)!

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

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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.
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Kristyn is passionate about sharing ALL things creative! From recipes and tips to crafts and DIY projects, Kristyn loves to share with her readers how to be creative and how to do things simply. When not creating, she is busy going on adventures with her 5 children (ages 9 to 2) and with her best friend/husband, Lorin.

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  1. 1

    I can’t wait to try these!
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  2. 3

    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.

  3. 5

    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

  4. 7

    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!

  5. 9
    Kasey Edwards :

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

  6. 12

    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!

  7. 14

    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!

    • 15

      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!

  8. 16

    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.

  9. 18

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

  10. 20

    about how much cooked rice is that total?

  11. 21

    I like to go, I love Mexican food.

  12. 23

    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.

  13. 25

    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 🙂