10 Mexican-Style Chicken Recipes Everyone Should Know

Mexican Tinga with sour cream and cilantro on a white dish
Photo: Buckwheat Queen

Everyone loves these crave-worthy Mexican-inspired chicken recipes, and they're easy to make in the home kitchen.

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Pico de Gallo Chicken Quesadillas

Pico de Gallo Chicken Quesadillas on a blue plate

"Great recipe," says Sarah. "The pico de gallo is easy to make and tastes great. My husband said it was better than the quesadillas in restaurants." Pro tip: Use pre-cooked chicken and fresh veggies for an extra-quick mid-week meal.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

Slow Cooker Chicken Mole

"A dark, rich, complex mole recipe," says ELAINE05. "I generally shred the chicken so it will soak up the mole sauce and serve it with warmed tortillas. It is always a hit with those who like spicy foods. This recipe can be played with to easily tailor it to your own level of hotness and/or cocoa/peanut flavor."

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Chicken Tortilla Soup I

Chicken Tortilla Soup I

"This soup is quick to make, flavorful, and filling," says Star Pooley. "Serve with warm cornbread or tortillas. Garnish with chopped fresh avocado, Monterey Jack cheese, crushed tortilla chips, or green onion! This also freezes well"

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Enchiladas Suizas

Enchiladas Suizas on a white plate with rice and beans

You'll roll up shredded chicken and cheese in corn tortillas and then cover them in a baking dish with salsa verde and cream. "Delicious," says NLHUGHESAM. "I followed the recipe given exactly and it was great. Also, it cooks up beautifully and makes a nice presentation."

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Chicken Kabobs Mexicana

Chicken Kabobs Mexicana on a white plate with a red table cloth

"Scrumptious," says CAMILLICIOUS. "The lime made the chicken so flavorful. Topping with salsa gave it an added kick. A great way to serve boring old chicken."

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Chicken Tacos

"Skinny" Chicken Tacos
Buckwheat Queen

You'll saute chicken, red bell peppers, sliced jalapeno peppers, and red onions with cumin, garlic pepper, and chipotle pepper. "This was a hit," says SirDino. "The fresh lime definitely sets it off. I added some Mango to the veg mix and it was great."

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Easy Chicken Flautas

Easy Chicken Flautas

Make a big batch of these rolled tacos and freeze a bunch so you'll have a freezer full of delicious snacks!

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Chicken Chimichangas with Sour Cream Sauce

Chicken Chimichangas with Sour Cream Sauce on a white plate
Alana Kadas

Deep-fried chimichangas are filled with shredded chicken, canned green chilies, diced onion, garlic, and spices. And there's more to the topping than just sour cream; it also contains shredded Monterey Jack cheese, butter, and a bouillon cube for maximum flavor.

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Mexican Tinga

Mexican Tinga with sour cream and cilantro on a white dish
Buckwheat Queen

"This is an authentic Mexican favorite! Shredded chicken and onions simmered in a thick chipotle sauce served on crunchy tostadas," recipe creator Fredda O. says.

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Chicken Stuffed Chiles

Chicken Stuffed Chiles on a white dish

This recipe for chiles rellenos (stuffed chiles) calls for shredded chicken, black olives, Cheddar, enchilada sauce, and sour cream.

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