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.See Popular Mexican Chicken Dishes Recipes
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Grace Parisi makes a slightly spicy red sauce for these enchiladas with smoky guajillo chiles and fruity ancho chiles.
Easy on the cook, convenient canned chicken and beans round out the flavors of the cumin-seasoned rice in this simple stovetop meal.
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Use mini taco shells to scoop up low calorie Tex-Mex chicken salad for this fun lunch.
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.
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.
It's easy to create variations of these quick Mexican-inspired appetizers. Chicken, turkey, or bacon and tomato toppings provide tasty options.