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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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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
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Spanish Rice Empanadas

Spanish Rice Empanadas

Spanish Rice Empanadas

The shells for this main course call for refrigerated pie crust, which must be folded into pockets. Inside, you’ll find tender pieces of chicken and rice accented with Spanish spices. Delicious!

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.

Santa Fe Chicken Pita Pizzas for 2

Santa Fe Chicken Pita Pizzas for 2

Santa Fe Chicken Pita Pizzas for 2

“This recipe is quick and easy, and because you're making individual pizzas, each one can be altered to suit each person's taste.” Athena M. Russell - Florence, South Carolina
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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.

Chicken Fajita Pizza

Chicken Fajita Pizza

Chicken Fajita Pizza

Our family loves pizza, and this variation is one we enjoy often, the chicken is unexpected but delicious. On hectic days, I can make it in a snap using a prepared crust. Either way, it disappears in a hurry.

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.

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.

Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo

Chicken Adobo

Seasonings and a splash of lime make this chicken something special, writes Carma Blosser from Livermore, Colorado. “It is also really tasty in salads and sandwiches and can also be prepared on an indoor grill.” TIP: MAKE EXTRA PIECES TO FREEZE IN INDIVIDUAL SERVINGS AND KEEP ON HAND FOR DROP-IN GUESTS, CARMA SUGGESTS.

Santa Fe Chicken Heroes

Santa Fe Chicken Heroes

Santa Fe Chicken Heroes

My son, Jeffrey, discovered this recipe and shared it with me because he knows I'm also fond of easy and tasty meals from the grill. The Southwestern seasonings make the sandwiches spicy and very flavorful.

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. Line my mom, I often prepare this dish for special Sunday-get-togethers.

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!"

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.

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.
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