15 Easy Mexican Recipes With Chicken
These Mexican recipes with chicken are as easy as they are delicious. From diet-friendly options (like these filling Instant Pot Keto Chicken Fajita Bowls) to crowdpleasing comfort foods (everyone will love this Cheesy Chicken and Pinto Bean Taco Skillet and this Chili Verde Chicken Casserole), you're going to want to bookmark this collection.
Cheesy Chicken and Pinto Bean Taco Skillet
If you’re in need of a simple, tasty dish that works for a weeknight meal, consider that need fulfilled. This skillet dish is effortless to throw together and super customizable—you can use black beans or kidney beans instead of pinto. If you’re not in the mood for chicken, try shredded pulled pork from your favorite BBQ place.
Instant Pot Keto Chicken Fajita Bowls
This keto-approved take on fajitas is a super satisfying low-carb meal. The chicken shreds off the bone easily, while the veggies have a slight crunch and the broth is light and flavorful. It feels indulgent, but you’re not breaking any rules.
Chicken and Black Bean Enchiladas
Chipotles can be a touch spicy, but you can use only half of what's called for to decrease heat and still get great smoky flavor.
Mexican Chili Verde Chicken Casserole
This casserole is a favorite in our test kitchen and it's easy to see why. It's delicious, family friendly and easy to prep. You might want to double this recipe—you're going to want leftovers.
Cheesy Chicken Fajitas
Chicken taco meets 7-layer dip in this fiesta of a skillet supper. You can swap in black beans or kidney beans for the pintos. For extra zest, serve with cilantro and lime wedges. Savor all the flavors of Taco Tuesday without any of the guilt.
Spicy Chicken and Butternut Squash Tortilla Soup
It's time to spice things up with this flavorful slow cooker soup recipe. Tip: Stirring tortilla strips into the soup helps thicken the broth and lends an earthy flavor to the dish.
Shredded Chicken Tortilla Soup
Chicken Tamale Casserole
If you’re craving tamales but just don’t have the time, this tamale casserole is a quick and easy answer. Homemade tamales can be too time-consuming to prepare on a weeknight, but corn bread mix captures the same flavor. Feel free to experiment with different types of meat, such as ground beef or turkey, or trying chile verde salsa instead of enchilada sauce. No matter how you prepare it, this dish will quickly become a family favorite.
Air-Fried Chile Chicken Chimichanga
This lightened take on chimichangas only tastes indulgent. Perfect for lunch or dinner, the golden, toasted tortilla gives way to a creamy, rich, and chewy interior. For an even crispier exterior, feel free to rotate the burrito more than once.
20-Minute Chicken Enchiladas
Quick tip: While the sauce cooks, shred the chicken. For a spicy kick, top with chopped jalapeños.
Waffle-Iron Chicken Quesadillas
Creamy Chicken Quesadillas
A creamy base helps the cheese go further and keeps the chicken moist. For a crisp exterior, coat the filled tortillas with cooking spray instead of coating the pan.
Dinner doesn’t get more fun than handheld, ooey-gooey, extra-loaded baked quesadillas. With only a few ingredients, this filling weeknight meal comes together in a breeze, and turns out rave-worthy every time. Oven-baking rather than cooking on a stovetop allows the savory flavors to meld together inside and create one irresistible, meaty bite.
Chicken-Poblano Tortilla Soup
Chilly evenings call for a comforting soup with a bit of restorative kick and plenty of vibrant toppings. Top with tortilla chips, or make your own crispy tortilla strips as shown: Cut 4 (6-inch) corn tortillas into 1/2-inch strips and bake at 375°F for 10 minutes.
Cheesy Chicken Enchiladas with Red Sauce
Are you ready for the best chicken enchiladas of your life? While you could use a rotisserie chicken for this cheesy enchilada recipe, poaching chicken breasts in a delicately flavored liquid both creates succulently tender meat (that won’t dry out as the casserole bakes) and adds another layer of flavor to the dish.