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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 loves any spicy food. But this is one quick-fix and low-fat recipe we can both enjoy. While the chicken cooks, put together individual salads of packaged shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes and avocado with a sprinkling of shredded cheddar cheese. Dinner's done! —Christine Zongker, Spring Hill, Kansas
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In-a-Pinch Chicken & Spinach

In-a-Pinch Chicken & Spinach

In-a-Pinch Chicken & Spinach

I needed a fast supper while babysitting my grandchild. I used what my daughter-in-law had in the fridge and turned it into what's now one of our favorite recipes. —Sandra Ellis, Stockbridge, Georgia

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!

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.
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Chicken Taco Pie

Chicken Taco Pie

Chicken Taco Pie

This is truly a family fave and is perfect for a busy night of rushing to soccer, swimming lessons or scouts. I make it in the morning and just pop it in the oven when we get home. —Karen Latimer, Winnipeg, Manitoba

Baked Chicken Chalupas

Baked Chicken Chalupas

Baked Chicken Chalupas

I wanted an easy alternative to deep-fried chalupas, so I bake them with filling on top. —Magdalena Flores, Abilene, Texas

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

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

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 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

Southwest Chicken Dinner

Southwest Chicken Dinner

Southwest Chicken Dinner

My family orders those gigantic takeout Tex-Mex burritos but can’t finish them. I’ve got a lighter, no-guilt alternative that loses the tortilla. —Marquisha Turner, Aurora, Colorado



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.

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.

Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas

Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas

Barbecue Chicken Quesadillas

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

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
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