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

    Speedy Chicken 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.
  • Chicken Tostadas
    Photo: Beatriz Da Costa

    Chicken Tostadas

    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.
  • Tequila-Marinated Chicken Fajitas
    James Carrier

    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

    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.
  • Chicken Green Chili with White Beans
    Karry Hosford

    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
    Photo: Tina Evans; Styling: Connie Formby

    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.
  • Chicken with Rice (Arroz con Pollo)
    Leigh Beisch

    Chicken with Rice (Arroz con Pollo)

    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.
  • Chicken Chilaquiles
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Leigh Ann Ross

    Chicken Chilaquiles

    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.
  • Fiesta Chicken Tacos with Mango and Jicama Salad
    Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

    Fiesta Chicken Tacos

    Add fresh fruits and vegetables to spicy chicken tacos for an inspired Mexican meal.
  • Grilled Chipotle-Chicken Quesadillas
    Dan Goldberg

    Grilled Chipotle-Chicken Quesadillas

    Grilling adds a mildly smoky note to these chicken quesadillas, the perfect complement to big flavors like lime, cilantro, and chile.
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