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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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When my kids were small, I'd stuff leftover chicken into these oven-baked quesadillas. I often grab rotisserie chicken instead. —Pam Martin, Canandaigua, New York
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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!"

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!

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.
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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-Chile Relleno Tacos

Chicken-Chile Relleno Tacos

Chicken-Chile Relleno Tacos

A local restaurant makes awesome charred tacos that are a lot like these. Their marinade recipe’s a secret, so I invented my own. Light the coals and have them anytime. —Denise Klibert, Shreveport, Louisiana

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

Super-Stuffed Mexican Potatoes

Super-Stuffed Mexican Potatoes

Super-Stuffed Mexican Potatoes

These taters are packed! Your whole family will enjoy this hearty stuffed potato. —Steve Westphal, Wind Lake, Wisconsin

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.

Chicken-Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

Chicken-Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

Chicken-Stuffed Cubanelle Peppers

Here's a different take on traditional stuffed peppers. I substituted chicken for the beef and used Cubanelle peppers in place of the green peppers that are usually featured in such a dish. —Ron Burlingame of Canton, Ohio



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.

Southwest Chicken Dinner

Southwest Chicken Dinner

Southwest Chicken Dinner

My family loves to order those gigantic takeout Tex-Mex burritos, but they can be expensive and we always have leftovers. I created a lighter, no-guilt alternative with the flavors they love, and that skips the tortilla. —Marquisha Turner, Aurora, Colorado

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!”

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.
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