Tags: cheddar cheese, chicken, freezer meal, mexican, rice, weeknight dinner
My Green Chilie Chicken Enchilada Rice Bake is the perfect weeknight dinner and works great as a make ahead freezer meal!
It’s no secret I love developing quick and simple dinner recipes with my favorite products. Old El Paso enchilada sauce and chopped green chilies makes this rice dish so simple to prepare. I also wanted to develop a recipe that you could freeze and have ready to heat up later or give to family and friends in need. We sure love Mexican recipes and this one was a favorite for sure!
Hope you enjoy this simple dinner that is perfect for freezing to save for another time!
Here are the Old El Paso products I used in the rice bake. You can find them in the Mexican food section of your grocery store.
I used white basmati rice for my bake. Use your favorite, anything will work great.
Pour in your mild enchilada sauce.
Chopped green chilies and chicken up next.
Add your seasonings and stir.
Time for your tomatoes and corn! Give a stir.
Transfer to your favorite baking dish. This is the point you would freeze the dish if you wanted. Add the cheese right before baking.
Everything is better with cheese! Time to bake
Dinner is served. Hope you enjoy!
Green Chilie Chicken Enchilada Rice Bake
Prep time: 10 min | Cook time: 20 min | Total time: 30 min
- 4 cups cooked rice of choice, I used white basmati
- 10 ounce can Old El Paso Mild Enchilada Sauce
- 4.5 ounce can Old El Paso chopped Green Chilies
- 2 cups cooked shredded or chopped chicken
- 10 ounce can diced tomatoes
- 1 1/2 cups corn
- 2 tablespoons ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and lightly spray 9×13 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a large skillet or pan over medium heat, add rice, enchilada sauce, green chilies, chicken, tomatoes, corn, cumin, salt, pepper and garlic salt. Stir to combine all ingredients. Warm for 5 minutes then transfer to prepared baking dish. Top with cheese and bake for 20-25 minutes, until cheese is melted. Serve warm.
Makes 8 Servings
This post is in partnership with Old El Paso, however thoughts and opinions are my own.
It’s such a pleasure partnering with Fisher Nuts to bring you a healthy recipe to celebrate Heart Month! My family goes nuts for homemade chicken tenders so I knew I wanted to make a healthy pecan coated version.
I love the American Heart Association Mission: Building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Heart disease affects so many, I hope that we can raise awareness together with heart healthy recipes!
Did you know Fisher has 9 certified products by the American Heart Association? They are Fisher Pecan Halves, Pecan Chips, Pecan Chopped, Walnut Halves and Pieces, Walnut Chips, Chopped Walnuts, Whole Natural Almonds, Sliced Almonds and Slivered Almonds. Such great healthy snack options for you!
I used Fisher Pecan Halves as the base of the chicken tender coating. You are in for such a treat!
Place your pecans and parmesan cheese into a food processor. Pulse until finely ground.
Place into a bowl and add your bread crumbs and seasonings.
Press your chicken tenders into pecan mixture, coating each side generously.
Place coated chicken tenders into an olive oil drizzle hot skillet. Let cook and brown on both sides until cooked through. Serve warm with your favorite dipping sauces. They also are great sliced up over salad and pasta. Enjoy!
Parmesan Pecan Chicken Tenders
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1 pound chicken tenders
- 1 cup Fisher Pecan halves
- 1/2 cup fresh grated Parmesan Cheese
- 1/2 cup panko bread crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
- Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
- Place pecans and Parmesan into a food processor. Pulse until well combined. Place into a large shallow dish and stir in bread crumbs, salt, pepper and smoked paprika.
- Press chicken strips into pecan mixture, coating both sides. Place coated chicken strips into hot saute pan. Cook each side for about 3-5 minutes, until cooked through and browned. Remove strips from skillet and let cool on a baking rack or paper towel lined plate. Serve warm.
Makes 8 Servings
This post is in partnership with Fisher Nuts, however thoughts and opinions are my own.
Feb 9, 2015 | Tags: chocolate, party food, peanut butter, sprinkles
My Salted Caramel Peanut Butter Party Chippers make the perfect sweet treat for any party! Sweet, salty and peanut buttery delicious.
Thrilled to partner with SKIPPY this today to create a fun Oscar inspired recipe with their Limited Edition Salted Caramel Peanut Butter. Just the name alone had me drooling. I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it. Let me tell you, it did NOT disappoint.
My mom and I were baking together when I opened my new jar of Salted Caramel SKIPPY. We both found a spoon to sample and quickly agreed it is amazing! Not too sweet but just the right about of caramel to the already perfectly salty sweet peanut butter. You are in for a treat!
Did I mention it makes the perfect party cookie?! Obsessed with these!
Hope you enjoy!
My Roasted Chicken and Tomato Pesto Spaghetti Florentine makes a delicious weeknight dinner whipped up in no time at all!
How is it possible that January is almost over?! It’s been so nice eating healthier this year and incorporating more vegetables and fruit to our diet.
I’ve loved teaming up with Kroger this month to bring you healthy recipes this month!
It’s so nice having quick and simple dinner recipes that you can count on when you life is busy busy. I whipped up this ultra flavorful soup using some of my favorite Old El Paso products in literally minutes. We love having Mexican style meals on a weekly basis if not more, so this was a real treat to bring to the dinner table. Hearty with lots of vegetables, it does not disappoint!
My Teriyaki Chicken Quinoa Power Bowl is the perfect weekday lunch or dinner for feeling great!
I love having new simple lunch and dinner ideas that are not only beautiful but completely delicious as well. This power packed bowl does not disappoint! I’ve packed it with so many of my favorite healthy ingredients together and drizzle just a touch of teriyaki sauce. This meal will keep you going for hours. Simple and healthy, love it!
Dec 10, 2014 | Tags: candy cane, chocolate, cookies, dessert, pecans
I am thrilled to be partnering with Fisher Nuts to bring you a new Holiday treat. I’ve created for you my Candied Pecan Peppermint Crunch Chocolate Covered Oreos. They make the perfect gift for family and friends. All of my favorite flavors wrapped up in one festive cookie.
This is a great recipe to get your kids involved in helping. They love adding the pecans and candy cane pieces to the cookies.
Hope you enjoy!
Dec 8, 2014 | Tags: butter, cookies, flour, sugar, white chocolate chips
My Salted Caramel Crunch White Chip Cookies make a perfect cookie for every sweet tooth!
What a pleasure partnering with Stacy’s Pita Chips to highlight their new Limited Time flavor, Salted Caramel. My family has been munching on these the last couple weeks and can’t get enough! It’s the perfect amount of sweet and salty that makes for the best snack any time of the day. Stacy’s spends 14 hours on each batch of pita chips to be sure they are perfect. That’s some love!
I had my boys help me prepare this new cookie idea and they declared it their new favorite cookie. I am positive this will be a family favorite in your home too. Just in time for your Holiday baking!