Mexican Chicken Appetizer Recipes

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Chicken Flautas

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Chicken Flautas is a Mexican dish. If desired serve with sour cream, picante sauce and/or Spanish rice.

Pico de Gallo Chicken Quesadillas

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Flour tortillas filled with chicken breast, onions, peppers, pico de gallo, and Monterey Jack cheese.

Chicken Taquitos

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Smoked cheese and green salsa give these crispy chicken taquitos that extra yum! Thinner corn tortillas will work the best. If you can't find the smoked cheese blend in your area, try using regular smoked Cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese.

Restaurant Style Chicken Nachos

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This delicious and easy to prepare recipe is sure to be a big hit! Hearty enough for a meal. The key is the meat filling -- it also makes a great filling for tacos and quesadillas. This recipe can be modified to meet your own taste. I recommend serving with sour cream and guacamole. Be creative!

Outrageous Warm Chicken Nacho Dip

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This is my jazzed up version of classic queso dip taken to a heartier level, perfect for football games, tailgating or for taking along to pot lucks in a slow cooker! This is a serious crowd-pleaser that is served hot as a dip, spooned over crisp tortilla chips nacho-style, or rolled up in a warm flour tortilla! The heat can be turned up or down with the addition of jalapenos to taste.

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.
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Margarita Chicken Quesadillas

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Margarita mix makes the chicken in these baked quesadillas fantastic! Cut into quarters to serve.

Chicken Kabobs Mexicana

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Chicken and veggie skewers marinated in cilantro, lime, and cumin. Serve with rice, salsa, and warm tortillas.

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.

Easy Chicken Flautas

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Rolled tacos; these are the best. I learned how to make them and my husband loved them.

Southwestern Egg Rolls

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These aren't traditional egg rolls! Small flour tortillas are stuffed with an exciting blend of Southwestern-style ingredients, then deep fried until golden brown.

Easy Chicken Taquitos

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Rolled, corn tortillas with chicken, baked until crisp. Serve as an appetizer or side dish with salsa or serve as main course topping with lettuce, tomato, olives, sour cream, etc. I have also added chopped onion to the chicken mix.

Inspiration and Ideas

Grilled Chicken Nachos with Lime Crema

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Marinated and grilled chicken breast and a blend of Mexican cheese nachos topped with lime crema and cilantro. I created this dish to pair with Vermentino wine which is customarily served with seafood. The pair worked really well and I had many requests for the nacho recipe. I kind of just did it, so use this as a guideline and make it your own!

Baked Chipotle Chicken Flautas

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Spicy cooked chicken in a creamy sauce is rolled into tortillas, baked until golden brown, then served with sour cream, salsa, and cilantro.

Shredded Chicken and Cheese Taquitos

In an effort to avoid eating processed foods, I came up with this yummy shredded chicken taquito recipe. Serve with sour cream, salsa, guacamole, and green onions.