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Mexican Chicken Recipes

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Spicy Shredded Chicken

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Heather Walker
I love Mexican food, but not the high calorie count that often comes with it. This easy dish is healthy, delicious and a definite crowd pleaser! I like to serve the chicken with warm tortillas, rice, beans and salsa. For an equally awesome dish, you can easily substitute beef or pork for the chicken. —Heather Walker, Scottsdale, Arizona
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Mango-Pineapple Chicken Tacos

Mango-Pineapple Chicken Tacos

Mango-Pineapple Chicken Tacos

I lived in the Caribbean as a child, and the fresh tropical fruits in this delectable chicken entree bring me back to my childhood. —Lissa Nelson, Provo, Utah

Cranberry Salsa Chicken

Cranberry Salsa Chicken

Cranberry Salsa Chicken

I made this dish for my fiance once...and he absolutely loved it. Now that we're married, I prepare it for our dinner guests. Everyone likes it, and no one guesses they're eating "healthy". —Amy VanGuilder Dik of Minneapolis, Minnesota

Crumb-Coated Baked Chicken

Crumb-Coated Baked Chicken

Crumb-Coated Baked Chicken

This light, oven-fried chicken has a pretty golden coating and a slightly crunchy texture. “My family really loves this, and I like that it has less fat than traditional fried chicken,” relates Suzanne Zick from Maiden, North Carolina.
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Southwest Chicken Pockets

Southwest Chicken Pockets

Southwest Chicken Pockets

Black beans, convenient chicken strips and chilies star in a feisty new role in these loaded pockets. Eat ’em out of hand (or with a fork if you feel civilized)! Serve a little salsa on the side for an extra burst of flavor. —Simple & Delicious Test Kitchen

Chicken with Mango Salsa

Chicken with Mango Salsa

Chicken with Mango Salsa

In Hanover, Ontario, Denise Elder blends tangy tropical flavors for the fresh and sassy salsa that tops her tender chicken entree. You can grill the chicken, if you like.

Pronto Chicken Fajitas

Pronto Chicken Fajitas

Pronto Chicken Fajitas

"My family loves Mexican food, and this is a quick way to enjoy it. It doesn’t require a lot of prep and only uses one pan, so you have plenty of time to relax." Get creative with these versatile fajitas. Try using last night’s leftover veggies or chicken for a brand-new meal. —Robin Poust, Stevensville, Maryland

Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tacos

Chicken Tacos

Even finicky eaters love "Taco Night" because they can add toppings to suit their tastes. In this recipe, chicken is coated with taco seasoning and then stir-fried, so the zesty flavor really shines through.

Spicy Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas

Spicy Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas

Spicy Jalapeno Chicken Enchiladas

With tomatillos and jalapenos, these chicken enchiladas have authentic Mexican flavor. Serve them with sour cream to cut some of the heat.—Jolie Stinson, Lebanon, Oregon

Chipotle Ranch Chicken Tacos

Chipotle Ranch Chicken Tacos

Chipotle Ranch Chicken Tacos

Chop, chop...or not. These tacos are easy on the cook with ready-to-use produce, pico, dressing and cheese. Thinly slice the radishes and hot peppers, and your fiesta is ready.

Grilled Tomatillo Chicken for Two

Grilled Tomatillo Chicken for Two

Grilled Tomatillo Chicken for Two

This winning dish gets its flavorful kick from a tomatillo mixture jazzed up with lime juice, cilantro and jalapeno. Dollop with sour cream and serve over rice for a memorable meal. —Audrey Kinne, Elkhart, Indiana



Sassy Chicken & Peppers

Sassy Chicken & Peppers

Sassy Chicken & Peppers

Sharing supper with a friend who’s watching his or her weight? Taco seasoning, salsa and a squirt of lime add up to a nice summery flavor for chicken—but a slim 239 calories for you! —Doris Heath, Franklin, North Carolina

Quick Chicken and Corn Wraps

Quick Chicken and Corn Wraps

Quick Chicken and Corn Wraps

"My girls like these tortilla roll-ups very much - they'll ask for them practically every week!" says Sue Seymour of Valatie, New York. Tender chicken combines with canned corn and salsa for a fast-to-fix main dish.

Chicken Taco Pie

Chicken Taco Pie

Chicken Taco Pie

This is truly a family fave and is perfect for a busy night of rushing to soccer, swimming lessons or scouts. I put it together in the morning and pop it in the oven when we get home. —Karen Latimer, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Fiesta Tamales

Fiesta Tamales

Fiesta Tamales

I love tamales, but I don't like spending days making them, so I've come up with a simple and delicious tamale recipe. When you taste my flavorful tamales, you will be surprised how great they truly are!—Donna Wilkinson, Lakeside, California
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