Mexican Chicken Recipes to Spice Up Your Chicken Routine
Pressure Cooker Chicken Salsa Tortas
Transform a jar of salsa and a couple pounds of chicken into a meal masterpiece in 35 minutes. Everyone will be fooled into thinking you baked this succulent, saucy Mexican chicken breast recipe all day. Only you need to know the pressure cooker (or Instant Pot) did nearly all of the work.
Grilled Chicken-Finger Fajitas with Peppers and Onions
Keep it simple and please a crowd with this Mexican chicken fajita recipe. Build it and ask guests help themselves from the loaded platter. Not only is this dinner party-ready but it is also easy: The chicken, veggies, and even tortillas grill for only about 20 minutes.
Pozole with Pinto Beans and Queso Fresco
Mexican Chopped Chicken Salad with Jalapeno Dressing
Chicken and Black Bean Burritos with Cilantro-Lime Rice
If you like those build-you-own-burrito spots—but not the upcharge for extra guac—we have your solution. By swapping homemade cauliflower rice for higher-carb white rice, we slash the calories almost in half compared to a standard restaurant version. To pump up the protein of this Mexican shredded chicken recipe even more, top it with a spoonful of plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream.
Cheesy Chicken Chile Quesadillas
Spice-Rubbed Chicken and Poblano Tacos
Mexican chicken taco recipes can err on the bland side. Chicken + tortilla = far-from-colorful or enticing. But we’re changing the game with these poblano-, chile-, and cumin-infused tacos. A splash of cream gives the right level of cooling richness to balance the spice.
Chicken-Stuffed Hatch Chiles
Mexican Spatchcock Chicken with Quinoa Salad
Spatchcocking, or removing the backbone so a bird lies flat and roasts to crispy perfection, is a cooking favorite come Thanksgiving. Keep the tastiness going all year by using the same method on chicken. For one of the best Mexican chicken recipes you’ll ever taste, marinate for 24 hours prior to roasting and plating with a protein-rich quinoa and black bean salad.
Tomatillo Shredded Chicken
A jar of salsa verde, a big handful of cilantro, a few garlic cloves, and some fresh lime juice blend up into a sauce so good that we’d eat it with a spoon. Or, you know, as the star of this slow cooker Mexican chicken recipe. The vibrant green mixture infuses each ounce of chicken with south-of-the-border flair as they marry in the slow cooker. Pile the shredded chicken on a platter of nachos, tuck it inside tacos, or fold it into omelets.
Baked Chicken Breasts With Black Bean Rice Pilaf
Make the most of leftover corn tortillas in this Mexican chicken casserole recipe. The traditional one-dish meal combines crispy baked tortillas and chili-spiced chicken for an addition to your comfort food menu. Enjoy leftovers reheated and topped with fried or poached eggs for brunch the next day.
Chicken Sopa Seca
It sounds like an oxymoron, but dry soup is actually the translation of sopa seca, a traditional rice or noodle dish. Our translation of the results after one bite of this Mexican chicken recipe: “yum!” We used angel hair pasta to create a cheesy Mexican chicken casserole recipe featuring a spicy chipotle sauce, melty cheese, and fresh oregano.
Get a taste of coastal Mexico with these tostadalike panuchos. They’re one of our go-to recipes for completely transforming standard shredded chicken. Pile a saucy Mexican shredded chicken recipe, black beans, and pickled onions onto tortillas for a simply delicious flavor combo.
Mango Chicken Tikka
Introducing a Mexican chicken and rice recipe that offers the ideal blend of sweet and heat. Chopped mango, cinnamon, and ginger transform chicken broth into an exotic, luscious Mexican chicken soup recipe. For tropical pizzazz, serve each bowl of chicken tinga with slices of pineapple and lime.
Pollo Placero (Plaza-Style Chicken)
It looks like a dish you’d find at a gourmet restaurant, but this Mexican chicken thigh recipe is actually inspired by street food. A chunky tomato sauce tops off herb-infused chicken alongside a colorful medley of roasted root vegetables. To round out the meal and to soak up all of the incredible tomato gravy, serve it on a bed of rice.
Flautas de Pollo
A rich blend of cumin, cinnamon, and cloves creates out-of-this-world flavor in these Mexican chicken flautas, and that’s only the filling. The exterior is a crisp, golden-fried tortilla—think of these as homemade taquitos (that taste way better than those you’ll find in the freezer aisle). Serve this Mexican pulled chicken recipe with your choice of dip, such as salsa, Mexican crema, queso, or guacamole.