Mexican Chicken Dishes

Twenty-five easy Mexican chicken dishes deliver almost a month's worth of south-of-the-border specialties. From cheesy enchiladas to tortilla soup to mole, these easy recipes for Mexican chicken dishes are authentic and quick.

Chicken-Stuffed Chilies Rellenos-Style

Better Homes and Gardens

Relleno (ray-YAY-no) means stuffing in Spanish. In Mexico, the stuffing is made with corn, cheese, chilies, shrimp, and vegetables to fill large hot or sweet peppers. This version is baked instead of fried and prep time is just 20 minutes.

Nutty Olive Quesadillas

Better Homes and Gardens

The mozzarella and feta cheeses melt in your mouth in these quick-to-fix quesadillas.

Total: 20 mins

Chicken Quesadillas

Better Homes and Gardens

A deli-roasted chicken is a handy main ingredient to have for quick dinner ideas. This dish really needs no recipe. Simply shred the chicken and tuck it into tortillas, along with cheese and other favorite fillings.

Total: 25 mins

Chicken Chile Rellenos

Better Homes and Gardens

A cheesy, chicken mixture fills hot peppers in this savory baked dinner.

Touchdown Chicken Fajitas

Better Homes and Gardens

Grilled chicken and peppers are topped with a fresh bean salad, cheese, and salsa for these deluxe fajitas.

Chicken Tacos

Better Homes and Gardens

These low fat, easy-to-make, chicken, chili pepper, and tomato stuffed tacos are great for family dinners.

Total: 30 mins

Barbecue Chicken and Cheddar Quesadillas

Better Homes and Gardens

Barbecue sauce and green chili peppers add zing to this Mexican skillet sandwich recipe. Serve with sour cream and salsa for dipping.

Thai Chicken Tacos

Better Homes and Gardens

A rich, aromatic marinade of soy sauce, garlic and cilantro imparts incredible flavor to the moist chicken tenders in these enticing Thai tacos. A vibrant cabbage slaw provides fantastic texture, while a hint of citrus ties it all together. When buying cabbage, look for heads that are heavy for their size, with crisp, tightly packed leaves.

Mexican Tortilla Casseroles

Better Homes and Gardens

Your family will love this Mexican- inspired chicken casserole recipe.

Mexican-Style Chicken

Better Homes and Gardens

This chicken casserole recipe, layered with tortilla strips, tomato sauce, chicken, and cheddar cheese, has the flavors of Mexico, enjoyed all over the world.

Tex-Mex Chicken Tostadas

Better Homes and Gardens

Top toasted tortillas with mashed beans and cooked ground chicken and you'll have a zippy Southwestern dinner on the table in less than 30 minutes.

Total: 25 mins

Monterey Tortilla Casseroles

Better Homes and Gardens

In Mexico, this dish is served for breakfast; stateside, families enjoy it as a quick and tasty dinner, too. Follow the make-ahead directions and heat the frozen casserole in a microwave for a meal that's ready in minutes.

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Midwest Living

Serve a cup of this Mexican-style soup as a starter before your fajita, quesadilla or taco dinner, or serve a big bowl as a stand-alone meal with some sliced avocado and crushed tortilla chips on top.

Chicken Cutlet Tacos with Fruity Salsa


You're just 25 minutes away from getting these sweet and savory fruit tacos on the dinner table. Trade corn tortillas for flour if you like.

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