Mexican Chicken Main Dish Recipes

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Picante Marinated Chicken

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This is an easy recipe that I use when ingredients in my house are limited. The picante sauce and Dijon mustard complement each other. Serve over cooked rice if desired.

Southwestern Chicken Lasagna

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A spicy, cheesy, Mexican flavored dish assembled and baked much like lasagna.

Chicken Chimichangas

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Tortillas filled with a chicken, rice, beans and olive mixture - rolled, fried and topped with a piquant avocado mix, sour cream and cheese, all served on a bed of lettuce. Being raised 12 miles from the border of Mexico, I was brought up on Mexican food and learned how to make many of the dishes.

Pollo Fajitas

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Chicken thighs are used in this recipe, but boneless, skinless breasts could be used instead. Be careful not to overcook, as the result could be rather dry chicken. Serve with warm flour tortillas, salsa and sour cream.

Chicken Enchiladas V

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A spicy chicken and chile pepper mixture is blended with a creamy soup mixture, rolled up in flour tortillas, and baked with Cheddar cheese on top. This is an easy chicken enchiladas recipe that you will love.

Crispy Flautas

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I always order flautas at restaurants but have yet to see a recipe anywhere that makes them the way I like them - crispy. Instead of baking them, this recipe uses a deep fryer. It melds the flavors together and makes them extra crunchy. Serve with rice, salad, or whatever side dish you desire.

Amazing Southwest Cilantro Lime Mango Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

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This is a recipe I came up with while trying to figure out what to do with stuff I had on hand. It was so good my husband asked me to publish it and share it with the world. Southwestern food is my specialty. It is especially good with the Fabulous French Loaves recipe on this site.

Salsa Chicken Rice Casserole

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Layers of rice, chicken breast, a creamy soup and salsa mixture and two kinds of cheese add up to a simply yummy salsa casserole! This recipe is a family favorite because it's delicious and easily made with ingredients found in the pantry.

Chicken Quesadillas

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This is a great recipe for parties. I freeze the leftovers; they reheat quite well. The zesty chicken and cooked peppers are a succulent delight when mixed with the melted cheeses. Cut the quesadillas into wedges and serve with sour cream and salsa.

Chicken Chimichangas with Sour Cream Sauce

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I am not generally a fan of chimichangas at restaurants, but this had me going back for seconds. It is easy to prepare the meat ahead of time and then have a very quick meal in a pinch.

Sarah's Easy Shredded Chicken Taco Filling

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I put this together one day, wanting tacos, but I did not want ground beef. It is fast to make, as no slow cooker is needed. Serve warmed as a substitute for ground beef in tacos, and serve in a taco shell, with lettuce, tomatoes, cheese, or other favorite toppings.

Air Fryer Chicken Taquitos

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These taquitos are air fried, which makes them healthier than deep fried ones. Using shredded rotisserie chicken provides a quick prep but you can always use home-cooked chicken. Serve with sides of sour cream, Mexican tomato sauce, and guacamole, or your choice of sides.

Inspiration and Ideas

Angela's Awesome Enchiladas

"Fantastic! My family loves these. The recipe makes five very well sized/stuffed enchiladas. I add jalapenos in some, for my heat-lovers." – SuzyG

Lime Chicken Soft Tacos

"I followed another reader's advice: I doubled the recipe and threw it all in the crockpot (shredding the chicken once finished). Delicious flavor!" – vwilson

Easy Chicken Enchiladas

Rating: Unrated

This is a great recipe for a quick dinner. There aren't many ingredients and doesn't take a lot of time.