Easy Weeknight Meal Idea: Chicken & Rice Picante Bake Recipe

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Looking for an Easy Weeknight Meal Idea? Check out this easy to make Chicken & Rice Picante Bake Recipe that will be a hit in your home.  This is a sponsored post for SheSpeaks/Pace®. However, all opinions are 100% mine.

Weeknights are always my biggest headache when it comes to dinnertime. I’m always running around trying to get the kids from one place to another and things get crazy. That’s why it’s important for me to have some easy weeknight meal recipes to help make life simpler. That’s why I love this Chicken & Rice Picante Bake Recipe. It’s so simple to make and will be ready rather quickly.  Best of all the flavors are so unique your family will think you spent hours making it. 

This recipe is crazy easy to make, and my secret ingredient is Pace Picante sauce

I love using Pace in my recipes. It has a bold kick of flavor and is America’s favorite salsa for tacos!

Pace Picante Sauce uses smoothly blended tomatoes, chunks of savory onions and famously fresh, hand-picked jalapeños, making Pace Picante Sauce the perfect ingredient or dip. Get it in Mild, Medium and Hot. 

Although I use Pace Picante Sauce in this recipe you can also use Pace Chunky Salsa as well depending on how chunky you prefer your tomatoes.

Best of all, you can get Pace Picante Sauce and Pace Chunky Salsa for a low price at your local Walmart.

So stock up at Walmart for everyday low prices and pick up all the great ingredients needed to make this delicious dish! 

How to make an Easy Weeknight Meal Recipe: Chicken & Rice Picante Bake

What you’ll need to make Chicken & Rice Picante Bake

2 pounds of chicken tenders, cut into cubes

1 package of taco seasoning 

4 cups of cooked rice  

4 cups of shredded taco blend cheese

1 can of corn

1 can of beans

24oz, can of Pace Picante Sauce

1 Cup of Mexican table cream (crema fresca) or sour cream (The kind you can squeeze on)

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Begin by seasoning the cubed chicken with the taco seasoning and cooking until done.

Then begin layering the ingredients. Use some cooking spray before layering so it won’t stick. Begin with the rice then add the beans and then corn. 

Then add the chicken

The Pace Picante Sauce

and the cheese. 

Bake for about 30 minutes or until the cheese is melted. When you take it out drizzle as much as you like of the Mexican Table Cream or Sour Cream

and serve! 

This meal is so tasty, so easy and best of all full of the delicious bold taste of Pace Picante Sauce. My kids absolutely love this dish because of its flavor, and I love it because of how easy it is. 


So, head in store to Walmart and grab Pace Picante Sauce at an everyday low price and all the ingredients needed to make this delicious and easy weeknight meal recipe! 

I want you to try this delicious recipe out for yourself. That’s why I’m giving away a $20 Walmart Gift Card to one lucky reader. Just head below to enter for your chance to win. 

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  • Reply Jennifer R

    I love eating Pace with TOSTITOS® BLACK BEAN & GARLIC tortilla chips.

    February 16, 2020 at 11:45 pm
  • Reply laurie

    I like it with the scoops corn chips

    February 16, 2020 at 10:51 pm
  • Reply Sand

    I like eating it with eggs or quesadillas.

    February 16, 2020 at 10:34 pm
  • Reply McKnight

    I like the pace hot picante sauce with corn chips.

    February 16, 2020 at 10:21 pm
  • Reply BRIAN E.

    I enjoy a few spoonfuls of Pace salsa on scrambled eggs or a baked potato !!!

    February 16, 2020 at 10:12 pm
  • Reply Hesper Fry

    My family enjoys eating Pace with tacos.

    February 16, 2020 at 8:00 pm
  • Reply Christy Leonard

    I like eating pace on burritos and I’ve also put it on meatloaf.

    February 16, 2020 at 7:53 pm
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    Tamale Pie

    February 16, 2020 at 6:55 pm
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    I use Pace Picante Sauce on tacos,salad, and as chip dip. I love Pace Picante Sauce.

    February 16, 2020 at 1:55 pm
  • Reply Kristy Wolfgang

    I like it on my haystacks and with chips

    February 16, 2020 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Peter G

    On chips or my tacos.

    February 16, 2020 at 8:31 am
  • Reply Linda K

    I use pace in the Mexican rice bowls I make.

    February 16, 2020 at 7:30 am
  • Reply Shirley Emitt

    I like Pace with tortillas.

    February 16, 2020 at 2:07 am
  • Reply Lori Byrd

    Chips and pace.

    February 15, 2020 at 7:22 pm
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    I like eating it with tacos or lime flavored tortilla chips.

    February 15, 2020 at 7:13 pm
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    I like eating Pace with nachos, tacos, and burritos. Yum!!!

    February 15, 2020 at 6:42 pm
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    i like to eat salsa with burritos and chips

    February 15, 2020 at 3:19 pm
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    I like Pace with tortillas and as an ingredient in my sweet and spicy meatballs.

    February 15, 2020 at 4:59 am
  • Reply BILL HOFF

    We use Pace inside a hot sausage meat loaf!

    February 13, 2020 at 8:48 pm
  • Reply Nicole Fall

    I love Pace on just plain old tortilla chips!! Sometimes I add in cheese and sour cream 😀

    February 13, 2020 at 7:41 pm
  • Reply Rae Nelson

    I like Pace with tortillas and tacos. There’s also a great crock pot recipe for hot chili cheese dip I love to add pace to.

    February 13, 2020 at 9:47 am
  • Reply Ashley Chassereau Parks

    I like eating Pace sauce with tortilla chips!! SO good!

    February 9, 2020 at 8:54 pm
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    I like it as a taco sauce or with tortilla chips.

    February 9, 2020 at 6:38 pm
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    I like eating it with chips.

    February 9, 2020 at 6:30 pm
  • Reply Nickie

    Taco salad

    February 9, 2020 at 4:32 pm
  • Reply Lisa

    I like using Pace on tortilla chips to make nachos. I melt shredded cheese on the chips and top them with either Pace salsa or picante, whichever I have on hand, and sour cream.

    February 9, 2020 at 1:01 pm
  • Reply Lisa Williams

    I love Pace with my tacos and burritos,and nachos.

    February 9, 2020 at 3:40 am
  • Reply Judy Gregory

    Sour cream and tortilla chips.

    February 9, 2020 at 12:35 am
  • Reply Sarah

    I like mixing it with rice and chicken.

    February 8, 2020 at 11:49 pm
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    it makes a great low-fat salad dressing. thanks

    February 8, 2020 at 11:46 pm
  • Reply Jayne Townsley

    Plain with tortilla chips is how I like it best.

    February 8, 2020 at 11:19 pm
  • Reply Francine Long

    Chips and refried beans

    February 8, 2020 at 11:03 pm
  • Reply Kim Avery

    Tortilla chips and guacamole with a smidge of sour crean.

    February 8, 2020 at 9:35 pm
  • Reply Clem

    I like it with burritos.

    February 8, 2020 at 9:32 pm
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    I love using pace in nacho dip!! We put a jar in with Velveeta cheese and hamburger and it’s so good!

    February 8, 2020 at 8:34 pm
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    I like pace on my eggs. Thank you!

    February 8, 2020 at 8:27 pm
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    I like eating Pace with chips, and mixed with scrambled eggs.

    February 8, 2020 at 8:03 pm
  • Reply Christina O

    Tortilla chips or crock pot chicken tacos.

    February 8, 2020 at 7:42 pm
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    I love eating it with chips.

    February 8, 2020 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply Angela heerde

    Tortilla Chips

    February 8, 2020 at 7:08 pm
  • Reply Michelle H.

    I use it to make salsa chicken.

    February 8, 2020 at 5:31 pm
  • Reply Elizabeth Tarlow

    Pace is our favorite brand! We love using the Medium Picante Sauce on scrambled eggs.

    February 8, 2020 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply LeAnn A

    I like it with tacos!

    February 8, 2020 at 5:21 pm
  • Reply Casandra LaMonaca

    I love it on my tacos and with chips.

    February 8, 2020 at 3:48 pm
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    I love using Pace with burritos, tacos, taco salads, and just plain chips.

    February 8, 2020 at 3:15 pm
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    February 8, 2020 at 2:58 pm
  • Reply Lesley F

    Tortilla Chips

    February 8, 2020 at 2:00 pm
  • Reply Ellie Wright

    I use Pace in my chicken tortilla soup.

    February 8, 2020 at 1:50 pm
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    I like eating Pace with my nachos

    February 8, 2020 at 1:44 pm
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    We like it with a taco salad.

    February 8, 2020 at 1:34 pm
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    Salsa Chicken

    February 8, 2020 at 1:29 pm
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    February 8, 2020 at 1:28 pm
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    Tortilla chips.

    February 8, 2020 at 1:19 pm
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    Taco salad

    February 8, 2020 at 12:43 pm
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    We use Pace when I make my wet burritos

    February 8, 2020 at 12:36 pm
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    February 8, 2020 at 12:36 pm
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    Use it to make chili.

    February 8, 2020 at 12:30 pm
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    Tortilla chips (lime)

    February 8, 2020 at 12:18 pm
  • Reply Ann Fantom

    I like eating Pace on tacos

    February 8, 2020 at 12:07 pm
  • Reply Sandy Klocinski

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    February 8, 2020 at 11:45 am
    • Reply Jessica Hughes

      Gotta have Pace with my nachos!

      February 8, 2020 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply Bryanne

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    February 8, 2020 at 11:38 am
  • Reply Misty

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    February 8, 2020 at 11:26 am
  • Reply Barbara

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    February 8, 2020 at 11:25 am
  • Reply Trisha W.

    We use it in a Chicken Taco Bowl recipe in our Instant Pot.

    February 8, 2020 at 11:21 am
  • Reply mami2jcn

    I like it with rice and black beans.

    February 8, 2020 at 11:10 am
  • Reply Shannon Holmes

    I like eating it with tortilla chips.

    February 8, 2020 at 11:05 am
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