Winner,Winner, Easy Weeknight Dinner! Easy Baked Chicken Chimichangas take the guesswork out of dinner and put a smile on everyone’s face all at the same time!
Menu planning. Do you do it? I don’t as much as I should. Kevin calls most days and asks “What’s the plan for tonight?” which is code for What’s for dinner? And it’s the first question my kids ask when they walk in the door. I’m thinking this is when a menu board would come in handy. Needless to say, it’s not often I can get the whole family excited about the same meal on the same day. But every time I serve these Easy Baked Chicken Chimichangas, that’s exactly what happens.
Mexican food is a go-to favorite in our house, especially when I get to sip on one of these during dinner. These Easy Baked Chicken Chimichangas are my new bestie in the dinner rotation, and, unlike traditional chimichangas, they are baked, not fried, saving on the calories and the mess. I know I’m not alone in the dislike of cleaning the stovetop after frying food!
And to make mealtime even easier, I used some chopped rotisserie chicken to make the filling. Combine the juicy chicken with some salsa verde, cumin, cilantro and a generous sprinkle of cheese and roll it in the tortilla to get one of our family’s favorite meals. Serve it with some pico de gallo, sour cream and fresh avocado and dinner is done! Knowing that I’m not spending a lot of time cooking chicken and scrubbing my stove means I might even have time to bake a special snack. A definite win for everyone in the family.
With our busy activity schedule, my attitude towards menu planning definitely needs to change. Fortunately, we’ve got a whole Pinterest board dedicated to Easy Weeknight Meals to help with variety. But since I need all the help I can get, tell me: What are your favorite menu planning tips?
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 956 Total Fat: 43g Carbohydrates: 115g Protein: 28g