Popular Mexican Chicken Dishes Recipes

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 Fajita Chili

Combine the ingredients in your slow cooker before you head out the door to run errands. Dinner will be ready when you return.

From Diabetic Living

Chicken Fajita Chili

Chicken Chili with Cilantro Pesto

This comforting chicken chili receives an additional pop of freshness from a dallop of cilantro pesto. Serve with a side of tortilla chips.

From Family Circle

Chicken Chili with Cilantro Pesto

Tomatillo Chicken Soup

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tomatillo Chicken Soup

Tomatillo Chicken Soup

Tomatillos (the key ingredient in green salsa) look like green tomatoes with papery husks. Although they can be eaten raw, we like to cook tomatillos with other ingredients to mellow and balance their tart flavor.

From Midwest Living

Tomatillo Chicken Soup

Enchilada Casserole

From Parents

Enchilada Casserole

Nacho Cheese Chicken Chowder

This thick chowder recipe is a good way to lure picky eaters away from macaroni and cheese at dinnertime, especially if you have breadsticks to dip into it.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Nacho Cheese Chicken Chowder

Chicken Chile Rellenos

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken Chile Rellenos

Texas-Style Casserole

From Better Homes and Gardens

Texas-Style Casserole

Chilaquiles

From Family Circle

Chilaquiles

Chicken Taco Salad

You're just 20 minutes away from serving this colorful, crowd-pleasing Mexican salad. Servings vegetarians? Try black beans instead of chicken.

From Midwest Living

Chicken Taco Salad

Mexican Chicken and Rice

Whip up a well-balanced meal in one skillet—and just 25 minutes! The spicy vegetable and brown rice side dish comes together in the same pan after the chicken is cooked.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Mexican Chicken and Rice

Chicken and Veggie Burritos

The filling for these lightened-up burritos comes together in your slow cooker, so after a few minutes of prep in the morning, you'll have a Mexican meal pratically ready to go come dinner time. Pass the chips and salsa!

From Diabetic Living

Chicken and Veggie Burritos

Chicken, Apple and Spinach Empanadas

Shredded chicken, apple, and spinach are joined by melted cheese and onion in these savory empanadas. Assembled in pre-made dough wrappers, they're a quick meal idea for on-the-go families.

From Family Circle

Chicken, Apple and Spinach Empanadas

Chicken Quesadillas

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.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken Quesadillas

Chicken Tacos

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken Tacos

Tombstone Taco Dip

From Better Homes and Gardens

Tombstone Taco Dip

Southwestern Chicken and Macaroni Salad

With just 6 flavorful ingredients, you can serve up this pasta salad for a quick weeknight meal. Try penne, small shells, or rotinia pasta instead of elbow if that's what you have on hand.

From Midwest Living

Southwestern Chicken and Macaroni Salad

Chicken and Tortillas with Tomatillo Sauce

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken and Tortillas with Tomatillo Sauce

Chicken Enchilada Muffins

Turn a classic Mexican dish into portable fare with this savory muffin recipe. This recipe makes twelve, so you'll have leftovers to spare!

From Diabetic Living

Chicken Enchilada Muffins

Mexican Chicken Soup

A few slices of creamy avocado act as a cooling counterpoint to the spice in this Tex-Mex soup. Don't forget to serve with a basket of chips and salsa!

From Diabetic Living

Mexican Chicken Soup

Barbecue Chicken and Cheddar Quesadillas

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

From Better Homes and Gardens

Barbecue Chicken and Cheddar Quesadillas

Chicken Tortilla Soup

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.

From Midwest Living

Chicken Tortilla Soup

Chicken Tacos with Charred Tomatoes

Charring tomatoes in a hot, dry skillet makes them smoky and flavorful; in combination with fresh herbs and spices, they elevate this dish from "everyday" to "ta-da!" Serve the tacos with reduced-fat sour cream.

From EatingWell

Chicken Tacos with Charred Tomatoes

Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken with Pepian Sauce

Tomatillos and pepitas form the basis for pepian sauce--one version of Mexican mole.

From EatingWell

Cornmeal-Crusted Chicken with Pepian Sauce

Tortilla Soup

Here's a version of chicken tortilla soup that's both super-easy and delicious. To make it even quicker, use crumbled baked tortilla chips in place of the homemade tortilla strips and skip Steps 1-2. Serve with vinegary coleslaw, lime wedges and hot sauce.

From EatingWell

Tortilla Soup

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