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 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.

    Recipe: Speedy Chicken and Cheese Enchiladas

  • Chicken Tostadas

    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.

    Recipe: Chicken Tostadas

  • Tequila-Marinated Chicken Fajitas

    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.

    Recipe: Tequila-Marinated Chicken Fajitas

  • 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.

    Recipe: Mexican Chicken Casserole

  • Chicken Green Chili with White Beans

    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.

    Recipe: Chicken Green Chili with White Beans

  • Mexican Chicken Mole

    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

    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

  • Chicken Chilaquiles

    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.

    Recipe: Chicken Chilaquiles

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

    Fiesta Chicken Tacos with Mango and Jicama Salad

    Add fresh fruits and vegetables to spicy chicken tacos for an inspired Mexican meal.


    Recipe: Fiesta Chicken Tacos with Mango and Jicama Salad 



  • 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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