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 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

Tomatillo Chicken Soup With Hominy And Pepitas

From Ladies' Home Journal

Tomatillo Chicken Soup With Hominy And Pepitas

Kickin' Chicken Chili with Vegetables

From Better Homes and Gardens

Kickin' Chicken Chili with Vegetables

Jalapeno Chicken Breasts

From Better Homes and Gardens

Jalapeno Chicken Breasts

Southwest Chicken Salad

From Parents

Southwest Chicken Salad

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

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 Enchilada Casserole

Instead of using loads of calorie-laden regular sour cream, we lightened this enchilada recipe with a creamy filling that includes only a little bit of light sour cream.

From Diabetic Living

Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wraps

Cooked chicken and sweet peppers are tossed with ranch dressing for these easy lunch of dinner sandwiches.

From Heart-Healthy Living

Fajita-Ranch Chicken Wraps

Tex-Mex Chicken

From Family Circle

Tex-Mex Chicken

Chicken Enchilada Pasta

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken Enchilada Pasta

Chicken Tortilla Soup

There's no need to measure lots of herbs or spices for this soup. They're already in the chicken broth and Mexican-style tomatoes.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken Tortilla Soup

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

Chipotle Stewed Chicken

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chipotle Stewed Chicken

Kickin' Chicken Chili

From Better Homes and Gardens

Kickin' Chicken Chili

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 Flautas with Black Beans

Flauta is the Spanish word for "flute"--exactly what one of these crispy, stuffed, and fried tortillas resembles. Use them to scoop up gobs of guacamole and sour cream. Try the make-ahead directions for dinner in a flash.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken Flautas with Black Beans

New World Chili

Not your ordinary chili recipe, this slow cooker version combines turkey with butternut squash, corn, cranberries, and jalapeno pepper for a unique taste sensation.

From Better Homes and Gardens

New World Chili

Chicken Fajita Pasta

When working with chile peppers, wear plastic gloves to prevent the volatile oils from getting onto your fingers. The Anaheim chile adds kick to this easy weeknight meal.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Chicken Fajita Pasta

Chicken Taco Pizzas

From Diabetic Living

Chicken Taco Pizzas

BBQ Chicken And Cheddar Quesadillas

Dip quesadilla wedges into salsa and green onion-topped sour cream. Or, top the quesadillas and eat them with a knife and fork.

From Better Homes and Gardens

BBQ Chicken And Cheddar Quesadillas

Grilled Chicken Mole Sandwich

The road to Southwestern cuisine is paved with good tiendas (Mexican grocery stores). That's where you'll find the ingredients to make these sandwiches truly authentic.

From Better Homes and Gardens

Grilled Chicken Mole Sandwich

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