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Baked Chicken and Rice Chimichangas

Rated as 4.85 out of 5 Stars

"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!"
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40 m servings 667 cals
Original recipe yields 4 servings (4 chimichangas)


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  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Combine the cooked shredded chicken with salsa, cumin, and oregano in a large bowl.
  3. Prepare Knorr(R) Fiesta Sides(TM) - Mexican Rice according to package directions. Remove from the heat.
  4. Stir rice and shredded cheese into the chicken mixture. Divide the mixture among flour tortillas; wrap and place seam-side down on a lined baking sheet. Brush with oil.
  5. Bake in preheated oven until golden brown and crispy, about 20 minutes. Serve, if desired, with your favorite toppings.


  • I've partnered with Knorr® to let you know what I think about Fiesta Sides™. As always, all opinions are my own.
  • Recipe Notes:
  • Rotisserie chicken works great in this recipe.
  • Use your favorite salsa, or fire roasted tomatoes with green chilies.
  • Cheddar or pepper jack cheese can be substituted for the colby-jack.
  • Because of the high oven temperature, olive oil is not recommended for brushing the tortillas.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 667 calories; 27.9 g fat; 50.7 g carbohydrates; 34.1 g protein; 80 mg cholesterol; 1065 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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LOVED IT!!!! Definitely worthy of all 5 stars. It made 8 burritos, though, not 4. Yum!

It was delicious! Even the hub liked it - and he's not a big fan of "different."

I made this last night, it was good. I used regular white rice instead of the spanish rice since I dont like peppers. My family liked it, my dad liked alot without the tortilla. We did burritos ...

I made my own rice and doubled the recipe but it was delicious!

Excellent & easy!

We loved this recipe! I did use Rotel as some users did since I had it on hand. I used a Mexican rice recipe on this site. Delicious and crispy! Just as good reheated! Definitely a Keepe...

I added black beans and used a Jambalaya rice mix. It was awesome! My adult son loved it. He took the leftovers home and actually asked me how to reheat without a microwave!

These are pretty easy to make and are good, but not super-delicious. They come out with a nice crisp shell. I started with uncooked tortillas, which might have made them a little tastier. I also...

My picky husband loved it. It made 5, but it easily could have been 6 or 8. We each ate 1 and were a little too full. I used a mexican cheese blend and spanish yellow rice and it was perfect....