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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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"My husband, Nathan, and I really like Mexican food, and this is our favorite dish," writes Jenny Miller of Raleigh, North Carolina. "You can modify it to suit your taste, adding corn, rice or refried beans."
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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

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.

Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas

Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas

Hearty Chicken Pesto Pizzas

Brimming with toppings, these loaded personal pizzas are best served with a knife and fork. They’ll be a hit! Thanks to Joanna Burke of Culpeper, Virginia for the recipe.
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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 Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken

Quick Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken

Quick Sweet 'n' Spicy Chicken

A few convenience items combine with chicken to create a zesty main dish. Garnish with chopped green onions if you like.—Sheri White, Higley, Arizona

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.

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.

Chicken with Garden Salsa for Two

Chicken with Garden Salsa for Two

Chicken with Garden Salsa for Two

“Fresh chiles vary greatly in taste and price. A fruity serrano gives this dish authentic Mexican flavor, but jalapenos cost less and are more commonly available. To save time, use canned tomatoes and corn in the salsa.” Mary Relyea - Canastota, NY

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.

Chili-Head Chicken

Chili-Head Chicken

Chili-Head Chicken

Mesquite chips can be used for additional flavor. Dark stout beer doesn't usually come in 12 ounce cans. Another clean beverage can or an upright chicken roaster can be used.

Chicken Mexican Manicotti

Chicken Mexican Manicotti

Chicken Mexican Manicotti

This dish is a creative spin on traditional manicotti. The Mexican flavors will leave you wanting seconds!

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

Mom's Paella

Mom's Paella

Mom's Paella

I enjoy cooking ethnic foods, especially those that call for lots of rice. Like my mom, I often prepare this dish for special Sunday-get-togethers. —Ena Quiggle, Goodhue, Minnesota

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
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