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Mexican Chicken Recipes

Looking for recipes for Mexican chicken? Taste of Home has the best Mexican chicken recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

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Makeover Chicken Enchilada Soup

Even though they have many other delicious dishes on the menu, I always find myself ordering Chicken Enchilada Soup from Chili’s! I would love to try a healthier version at home. —Traci Campbell
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Rio Grande Quesadillas

Rio Grande Quesadillas

Rio Grande Quesadillas

A well-seasoned filling of chicken and refried beans makes this quick Southwest specialty from Shawn Nelson of Evansville, Indiana a popular choice for lunch or supper. Green onions and cilantro add a burst of fresh flavor.

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

Mexican-Style Chicken Manicotti

Mexican-Style Chicken Manicotti

Mexican-Style Chicken Manicotti

Combining an Italian pasta and Mexican ingredients created an exceptional dish for Mrs. Larry Phillips from Shreveport, Louisiana. She writes, "This recipe is well-liked even in Cajun Country Louisiana!"
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Breaded Chicken with Avocado

Breaded Chicken with Avocado

Breaded Chicken with Avocado

A tasty topping of sour cream, avocado and cheese adds richness to this crunchy coated chicken. To round out the meal, fix steamed broccoli and cubed red potatoes as shown in the photo at top right. Or prepare frozen stir-fry vegetables and warm up bakery breadsticks.

Mom's Paella

Mom's Paella

Mom's Paella

I enjoy cooking ethnic foods, especially those that call for lots of rice. Line my mom, I often prepare this dish for special Sunday-get-togethers.

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.

Chicken Finger Tacos for Two

Chicken Finger Tacos for Two

Chicken Finger Tacos for Two

“Using chicken fingers in this recipe makes for the perfect size taco and also cuts down on prep time,” writes Kathy Williams of Layton, Utah. “I like to pair it with Spanish rice and refried beans for a complete meal for two!”

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

Hearty Fajitas

Hearty Fajitas

Hearty Fajitas

"When I need to get dinner on the table fast for my husband and three children, I fix these filling fajitas," relates Elaine Keith of Mineral Wells, West Virginia. "With beef, chicken and shrimp, they satisfy everyone's tastes. They're wonderful with Spanish rice," she adds.

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Verde

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Verde

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Verde

It's high time the enchilada went green. Balanced by cool sour cream, a fresh-tasting salsa verde makes this cheesy, satisfying version stand out from the crown.
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Mexican Chicken Sandwiches

Mexican Chicken Sandwiches

Mexican Chicken Sandwiches

These lively sandwiches have a special feel with grilled bread and savory melted cheese, but they come together in less than 30 minutes! Samantha Anhalt of Spring Lake, Michigan shares the recipe.

Nacho Chicken Pitas

Nacho Chicken Pitas

Nacho Chicken Pitas

Crunched nacho tortilla chips left over from the taco salad made earlier in the week coat these tender chicken strips. This is a great sandwich recipe for families.—Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Greendale, Wisconsin

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

Creamy Buffalo Chicken Enchiladas

I love spicy food, but I think the creaminess of these enchiladas' topping makes them more friendly to a variety of tastes. —Crystal Schlueter, Northglenn, Colorado

Yummy Chicken Fajitas

Yummy Chicken Fajitas

Yummy Chicken Fajitas

Fresh lime juice help you bring a taste of Mexico to your dinner table. These colorful fajitas have fresh flavors that appeal to everyone.
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