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Mexican Chicken Recipes

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Chicken Verde Quesadillas

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I used the corn, peppers and zucchini in my fridge to create these quick and easy quesadillas. Dollop with sour cream and you're good to go. —Julie Merriman, Seattle, Washington
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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!

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.
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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.

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

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!”

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

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!

Asparagus Chicken Fajitas

Asparagus Chicken Fajitas

Asparagus Chicken Fajitas

"When my children visited their aunt, she served these colorful fajitas," writes Marlene Mohr from Cincinnati, Ohio. "They were so impressed, they brought the recipe home to me. It's a great way for them to eat vegetables.

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



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

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

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

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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