Mexican Chicken Recipes

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Makeover Chicken Enchilada Soup

Even though they have many other delicious dishes on the menu, I always find myself ordering Chicken Enchilada Soup from Chili’s! I would love to try a healthier version at home. —Traci Campbell
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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

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.

Southwest Chicken Pockets

Southwest Chicken Pockets

Southwest Chicken Pockets

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

Mexican Chicken Sandwiches

Mexican Chicken Sandwiches

Mexican Chicken Sandwiches

These lively sandwiches have a special feel with grilled bread and savory melted cheese, but they come together in less than 30 minutes! Samantha Anhalt of Spring Lake, Michigan shares the recipe.

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.

Barbecued Chicken Hoagies

Barbecued Chicken Hoagies

Barbecued Chicken Hoagies

“The day after we held a barbecue, I put leftover cheese spread, chicken and hoagie rolls together," says Erin Renouf Mylroie from St. George, Utah. "We were astounded at the smell, texture and flavor of these now-favorite sandwiches.”

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.

Rico Rodriguez' Mom's Chicken Tacos

Rico Rodriguez' Mom's Chicken Tacos

Rico Rodriguez' Mom's Chicken Tacos

Rico Rodriguez' mom, Diane Rodriguez, shares this family-favorite recipe: Shredded chicken smothered in a seasoned tomato sauce, wrapped in a warmed tortilla and topped with cheddar cheese.

Salsa Chicken for 2

Salsa Chicken for 2

Salsa Chicken for 2

For a speedy main dish, try this south-of-the-border skillet chicken from Naomi Olson of Hamilton, Michigan. "I like to serve it with buttered, chopped spinach and a salad of mixed greens, orange wedges and chopped walnuts," she says."

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.

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

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.

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

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Verde

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Verde

Creamy Chicken Enchiladas Verde

It's high time the enchilada went green. Balanced by cool sour cream, a fresh-tasting salsa verde makes this cheesy, satisfying version stand out from the crown.
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