Mexican Chicken Dishes

Pollo, or chicken, is a lean, healthy, and inexpensive protein for any Mexican dish. Find fun ways to make the most of your pollo, from filling cheesy enchiladas to starring in its own Mexican chicken salad.

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Chicken Legs with Roasted Garlic-Ancho Sauce

Food & Wine

Marcia Kiesel has a knack for creating dishes that taste like more than the sum of their parts. Here, she uses only five ingredients, including pleasantly bitter ancho chiles (dried poblanos), to make a luscious sauce that you'd swear has butter in it, even though it doesn't. The secret is the slow-roasted garlic, which becomes wonderfully silky in the blender. The sauce is fabulous with the juicy chicken legs here, but would also be good with anything from grilled corn to lamb chops.

Total: 2 hrs

Mexican Chicken Pozole Verde

Food & Wine

There are many variations on pozole, a traditional hominy-based Mexican stew closely associated with the Pacific-coast state of Guerrero. Anya von Bremzen's version, a green pozole, derives much of its flavor from tangy ingredients like tomatillos, cilantro, and green chiles.

Total: 1 hr 15 mins

Chicken and Black Bean Quesadillas

Swanson Premium Chicken

Cheese sauce, chicken, black beans and salsa are folded inside flour tortillas and baked until tortillas are crisp: A new family-favorite dish is born!

Total: 25 mins

Spicy Ranch Tostadas

Hidden Valley®
Total: 25 mins

Mexican-Style Chicken with Penne

Food & Wine

Adding a small amount of canned chipotle chiles in adobo (available at most supermarkets) makes a basic tomato sauce smoky and complex. Finishing the dish with queso blanco and chopped cilantro leaves intensifies the Latin flavor.

Total: 30 mins

Chicken and Bean Burritos

Swanson Premium Chicken

These quick and tasty burritos feature a zesty combination of chicken, bean soup and salsa inside a warmed flour tortilla and are ready to serve in about 20 minutes.

Total: 20 mins
Total: 25 mins

Red Chile-Chicken Enchiladas

Food & Wine

Grace Parisi makes a slightly spicy red sauce for these enchiladas with smoky guajillo chiles and fruity ancho chiles.

Total: 1 hr 30 mins

Mexican Chicken and Rice

Swanson Premium Chicken

Easy on the cook, convenient canned chicken and beans round out the flavors of the cumin-seasoned rice in this simple stovetop meal.

Total: 40 mins
Total: 3 hrs

Tomatillo Chicken

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Total: 55 mins

Scoop-It-Up Chicken Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Use mini taco shells to scoop up low calorie Tex-Mex chicken salad for this fun lunch.

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.

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

Ranch Baked Quesadillas

Hidden Valley®
Total: 35 mins

Chicken-Chile Stew with Beans

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 2 hrs
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