Tex-Mex Chicken Recipes
Take taco night in a whole new direction with inspired Southwestern-style chicken recipes that are ideal for weeknight dinners.
Speedy Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas
Dish up a guaranteed kid-pleaser in no time. Time-saving ingredients, including prechopped onion and bell pepper, canned enchilada sauce, rotisserie chicken, and shredded cheese, take this meal from the refrigerator to the dinner table in about 20 minutes.
Like an open-faced taco, tostadas are the ultimate in quick dinner dishes. Line up ingredients on the counter and let your kids pile their shells high with beans, chicken strips, lettuce, and a variety of toppings. In less than 15 minutes, you've got dinner for four.
Recipe: Chicken Tostadas
Tequila-Marinated Chicken Fajitas
Fire up the grill for a delicious dinner of veggie-packed fajitas. Tequila, lime juice, orange juice, and chipotle peppers make a fiery marinade for chicken breasts. Heat tortillas on the grill to soften, then load them with the colorful ingredients and dig in.
Mexican Chicken Casserole
Update basic chicken casserole by giving it a lightly-spiced Mexican flavor. Green chiles, Monterey Jack cheese, and enchilada sauce take the recipe from routine to top-notch. One of the most-reviewed recipes on MyRecipes.com, it's a favorite of the Test Kitchen and home cooks alike.
Recipe: Mexican Chicken Casserole
Chicken Green Chili with White Beans
Tex-Mex doesn't have to mean tacos or burritos. Warm up the dinner table with a zesty chicken chili. Adjust your chili usage to adapt the heat from mild to over-the-top hot.
Mexican Chicken Mole
Top chicken with a smooth, rich mole sauce featuring its signature ingredient: chocolate. The unsweetened cocoa in this recipe adds to the richness of the dish without oversweetening or overpowering the other ingredients. Pair with white rice for an elegant Mexican-inspired dish.
Recipe: Mexican Chicken Mole
Chicken with Rice
Serve a staple that's been brightened with jalapenño chiles, corn kernels, and fresh mint. This dish calls for canned and frozen vegetables, so you can enjoy the fresh taste of summer year-round.
Recipe: Chicken with Rice
A restaurant favorite, chilaquiles resemble Mexican lasagna, making this dish both delicious and easy to assemble. Layer tortillas, cheese, chicken, chiles, and spices in a casserole dish, then bake until bubbly.
Recipe: Chicken Chilaquiles
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Fiesta Chicken Tacos with Mango and Jicama Salad
Add fresh fruits and vegetables to spicy chicken tacos for an inspired Mexican meal.
Grilled Chipotle-Chicken QuesadillasGrilling adds a mildly smoky note to these chicken quesadillas, the perfect complement to big flavors like lime, cilantro, and chile.
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