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    The 35 BEST Mexican Chicken Recipes

    Mexican Chicken Recipes – Mexican food… The cuisine that most of us can dig in to with gutso any day… any time … all the time. I mean, can we really get tired of all those fresh, zingy, zesty flavors in perfectly seasoned meals? I say that’s doubtful.

    No wonder it’s one of the most popular ethnic cuisines here in the United States, and all over. The world simply can’t get enough of stuffing their mouths with unlimited tacos and burritos and their addictive nachos.

    We decided to compile this list of Mexican Chicken Recipes that will give you plenty of great dishes for you to cook in your own kitchen. Enjoy…

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    You’ll find restaurant favorites, as well as some unique regional recipes, and even some fun fusion dishes.

    Cook your way through all of these great Mexican chicken dishes, you’re sure to find some new favorites!

    Mexican Chicken Recipes:

    1. Pollo Asado

    This Pollo Asado recipe is a must try. Chicken is marinated in a blend of citrus juices and plenty of great Latin flavors, giving you tender, juicy, delicious results.

    It can be cooked on the grill, roasted, or pan seared. Whatever cooking method you choose, you’re in for a treat.

    Get the Recipe: Pollo Asado

    2. Chicken Tacos (Mexican Street Style)

    Authentic, tasty Mexican flavors in tacos are extremely easy to create in your home. Just the way you would get in any Mexican street tacos.

    All you are doing is marinating the chicken in some staple Mexican marinade for a few hours. Then cook the chicken and load it in between the tacos along with whatever toppings your heart desires.

    Easy on any weeknight or perfect to please your family or friends at your next get together.

    Get the Recipe: Street Style Tacos

    3. Chicken Burrito Bowl

    This Chicken Burrito Bowl is bursting with flavors and delicious ingredients!

    When you really crave Mexican flair in your meal, then make this super easy and dazzling Mexican theme chicken burrito bowl.

    Get the Recipe: Burrito Bowl

    4. Caldo de Pollo (Mexican Chicken Soup)

    This Caldo de Pollo, or Mexican Chicken Soup, is brimming with simple flavors and loaded with fresh veggies. It’s great any time of the year!

    A big pot of Caldo simmering for hours, loaded with tons of veggies and chicken, literally creates magic.

    Get the Recipe: Caldo de Pollo

    5. Elote Wings

    These Elote Wings, inspired by the popular Mexican street corn, may be the best chicken wings ever!

    Baked till crisp, they’re tossed in a creamy, dreamy mayo based sauce that’s savory and tangy, then finished off with a touch of chili powder.

    Serve these up to family or friends, and get ready for rave reviews.

    Get the Recipe: Elote Wings

    6. Southwest Chicken (Mexican Themed Baked Chicken )

    Want to jazz up the regular chicken dinner? Try this delicious Southwest Chicken. It’s easy and has tons of flavors coming from cheese, corn, black beans and salsa atop chicken.

    All you need is some Mexican rice or any regular rice and avocado to go with this delicious chicken meal.

    Get the Recipe: Southwest Chicken

    7. Sheet Pan Chicken Fajitas

    If you’re looking for an easy dish to add to your list of household meals, these sheet pan chicken fajitas make a great choice.

    They’re brimming with traditional Mexican flavors, and they’re easy to make, and more importantly, easy to clean up!

    Get the Recipe: Sheet Pan Fajitas

    8. Grilled Chicken Tacos

    These Grilled Chicken Tacos are the best! Perfectly marinated chicken nestled in warm corn tortillas, along with simple toppings that compliment the chicken without overpowering.

    Give these quick, easy and budget friendly chicken tacos a try on your busy weeknights, and get ready for rave reviews!

    Get the Recipe: Grilled Chicken Tacos

    9. Pulled Chicken Burrito

    Do you want to make restaurant worthy burritos in your home? Then these chicken burritos are for you. They’re made with flavorful pulled chicken, salsa, sautéed peppers, pinto beans and guacamole.

    You can make these burritos with any precooked shredded chicken for an easy and quick meal that entire family will enjoy.

    Get the Recipe @ thegirlonbloor

    10. Chicken Mole

    Mole is a very unique Mexican sauce that’s smoky and spicy, with a hint of chocolate.

    It goes perfectly with chicken in this Authentic Mexican recipe.

    Get the Recipe @ feastingathome

    11. Chicken Quesadillas

    Everybody’s favorite Quesadilla gets more tasty and flavorful, with the help of fajita style chicken and pepper filling along with loads of cheese.

    Bite into gooey melted cheese smeared all over delicious chicken. Mexican comfort food at its best.

    Get the Recipe @ cookingclassy

    12. Instant Pot Chicken Tinga

    Chicken Tinga is flavor-packed Mexican meal that makes for fun taco nights!

    The meat is tender, juicy and loaded with taste!

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    13. Chicken Enchiladas

    These chicken enchiladas are going to become a household favorite! The recipe is easy to make, super customizable, and made with a homemade enchilada sauce.

    It’s sure to be a crowd pleaser, and it works great for meal prep and freezing.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    14. Chicken Tinga Tacos

    Chicken Tinga… Spicy, saucy, simple, and so fresh. These Chicken Tinga Tacos are made with smoky chipotle chicken, served on warm corn tortillas, and loaded up with your favorite fresh toppings.

    So flavorful and ready to go in just 20 minutes! This taco recipe is perfect for busy weeknights.

    Get the Recipe @ pinchofyum

    15. Chicken Tortilla Soup

    If you love Mexican flavors and easy recipes, you’re sure to love this Chicken Tortilla Soup recipe!

    This healthy soup is made with vegetables and chicken, with lots of your favorite toppings. It’s a delicious and simple comfort food!

    Get the Recipe @ ketocookingwins

    16. Mexican Chicken and Rice Salad

    This Mexican Chicken and Rice Salad is an absolutely stunning salad. It is packed with chicken, corn, black beans, peppers, tomatoes, green onions, cilantro and rice, which make this salad a wholesome meal.

    It’s a perfect weeknight dinner!

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    17. Chicken Enchilada Casserole

    This easy recipe for chicken enchilada casserole is layers of tortillas, shredded chicken, enchilada sauce and cheese, all baked together to golden brown perfection.

    A quick and simple meal that the whole family will love!

    Get the Recipe @ dinneratthezoo

    18. Easy Baked Salsa Chicken

    Your weeknight cooking can’t get easier than this baked salsa chicken. All you need is some chicken, some salsa and some cheese…

    Voila, one super tasty chicken meal!

    Get the Recipe @ diethood

    19. Keto Chicken Enchiladas

    Use keto tortillas and make that favorite casserole of your favorite Chicken Enchiladas. No one will ever know the difference. Same good old classic Mexican flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ mamabearscookbook

    20. Cilantro Lime Chicken

    This Cilantro Lime Chicken hits all the flavor combos of Mexican cuisine. It’s juicy inside with a perfect golden crispy outside.

    Simple ingredients like garlic, cilantro and lime along with a few staples from your pantry can make awesome chicken for all your weeknight quick fixes.

    Get the Recipe @ cafedelites

    21. Mole Chicken Tacos

    Do you know that famous Mexican Mole sauce? Its nutty, delicious, chocolatey, savory and sweet.

    You can toss mole sauce with tacos, burritos, enchiladas or nachos. Try it with these chicken tacos and you are in for some amazing new flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ gimmesomeoven

    22. Chicken Chimichangas

    Cook this restaurant favorite, Chimichangas, in your very own kitchen. We promise, they will turn up better than any Mexican restaurant.

    Crispy fried tortillas are stuffed with shredded chicken with all the Mexican seasonings with tons of cheese. Every bite is simply YUMMM…

    Get the Recipe @ lemontreedwelling

    23. Easy Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos

    Chicken Nachos are absolutely perfect for feeding a crowd on game day, or any other occasion. This easy and quick sheet pan recipe is loaded with all your favorite nacho toppings and cheese. Just put all together in the oven and you are good to go.

    They’re one of our Mexican chicken recipes!

    Get the Recipe @ thekitchn

    24. Mango Salsa Chicken Breast

    If you’ve never tried mango salsa chicken – you need to fix that mistake! It’s easy, healthy, and flavorful, and it uses only a few simple ingredients.

    It tastes great, and since it’s pretty simple, it’s going to become a go-to for your busy nights.

    Get the Recipe @ lecremedelacrumb

    25. Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole

    This Salsa Verde Chicken Casserole is super good! It’s is mega creamy and cheesy, and and a tad bit spicy.

    Ready in about 35 minutes, it’s a perfect weeknight dinner contender.

    Get the Recipe @ easychickenrecipes

    26. Chicken Tostadas

    You can whip up might good tostadas with just a few canned ingredients.

    They take only 15 minutes to prepare and a quick and easy lunch of dinner is ready in zippy.

    Get the Recipe @ beautifuleatsandthings

    27. Chicken Enchilada Skillet

    You’re going to love this 20 minute Chicken Enchilada Skillet. It’s one of the easiest meals you will ever cook, and it makes a hearty and satisfying dinner.

    Get the Recipe @ crazyforcrust

    28. Chicken Nacho Casserole

    Nacho casserole? You bet! The recipe is going to become a family favorite, and it’s easy to make.

    Give this awesome recipe a try the next time you crave Mexican flavors.

    Get the Recipe @ thecookierookie

    29. Taco Flatbread Pizza

    You have to try this terrific taco flatbread pizza. It claims to be the best flatbread pizza ever- and it just might be!

    The delicious flatbread is covered with spiced tomato bean sauce, chipotle ranch chicken, melty cheese, and your favorite toppings.

    Get the Recipe @ carlsbadcravings

    30. Chicken Tortilla Casserole

    This Chicken Tortilla Casserole is going to become your new family favorite. Featuring layers of tortillas and other great ingredients, it’s kind of like a Mexican lasagna!

    Get the Recipe @ homemadeinterest

    31. Chicken and Avocado Burritos

    Burrito lovers, these Chicken and Avocado Burritos are just for you! This spectacular recipe is so flavorful and easy to make that it’s hard to believe.

    You will love the ranch dressing that will uplift this dish majorly, and in just 30 minutes you will have super delicious burritos ready to devour.

    Get the Recipe @ damndelicious

    32. Rotisserie Chicken Tacos

    Another easy recipe on our list are these rotisserie chicken tacos! The great thing about tacos is that there’s so many different kinds of them, and these rotisserie chicken tacos are delicious, easy to make, and a great way to feed a crowd!

    Get the Recipe @ afamilyfeast

    33. Baked Chicken Tacos

    This is a hard taco shell recipe where flat bottomed taco shells are loaded with seasoned cooked and shredded chicken, cheese and salsa. The perfect easy dinner for a busy day!

    These baked chicken tacos are an easy dinner that the family is sure to love, with minimal effort on your part. This is the best way to make tacos for a crowd too. Think how easy it is to make your next party entrée.

    Get the Recipe @ therecipecritic

    34. Mexican Street Corn Black Bean Chicken Bake

    This Mexican street corn black bean chicken bake only has a little alliteration, but it’s got tons of flavor! The chicken breasts are covered with chili powder, corn kernels, black beans, and cotija cheese.

    After twenty-five minutes in the oven, you’ll get a delicious dish your family will love.

    Get the Recipe @ juliasalbum

    35. Chicken Fajita Pasta

    Give your pasta night a Mexican twist with this delicious chicken fajita pasta.

    It’s a one pot meal the whole family will love!

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks


    So there you have it, a comprehensive list of the 35 best Mexican chicken recipes that will spice up your cooking life. From traditional to contemporary, these dishes are nothing short of a culinary fiesta! So go ahead, roll up your sleeves and get cooking. The vibrant flavors of Mexico are calling your name!

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    35 BEST Mexican Chicken Recipes

    Prep Time: 10 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 25 minutes

    This collection of Mexican Chicken Recipes is perfect for Taco Tuesday, Cinco de Mayo, or any time the craving hits!


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    • spices
    • veggies
    • rice
    • beans
    • tortillas


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