Mexican Chicken Main Dish Recipes

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Picante Marinated Chicken

Rating: 4 stars 32
This is an easy recipe that I use when ingredients in my house are limited. The picante sauce and Dijon mustard complement each other. Serve over cooked rice if desired.

Southwestern Chicken Lasagna

Rating: 4 stars 145
A spicy, cheesy, Mexican flavored dish assembled and baked much like lasagna.
By Mike Steadman

Chicken Chimichangas

Rating: 4.5 stars 272
Tortillas filled with a chicken, rice, beans and olive mixture - rolled, fried and topped with a piquant avocado mix, sour cream and cheese, all served on a bed of lettuce. Being raised 12 miles from the border of Mexico, I was brought up on Mexican food and learned how to make many of the dishes.
By Allrecipes Member

Pollo Fajitas

Rating: 4.5 stars 1247
Chicken thighs are used in this recipe, but boneless, skinless breasts could be used instead. Be careful not to overcook, as the result could be rather dry chicken. Serve with warm flour tortillas, salsa and sour cream.
By Allrecipes Member

Chicken Enchiladas V

Rating: 4.5 stars 1449
A spicy chicken and chile pepper mixture is blended with a creamy soup mixture, rolled up in flour tortillas, and baked with Cheddar cheese on top. This is an easy chicken enchiladas recipe that you will love.
By Allrecipes Member

Crispy Flautas

Rating: 4.5 stars 46
I always order flautas at restaurants but have yet to see a recipe anywhere that makes them the way I like them - crispy. Instead of baking them, this recipe uses a deep fryer. It melds the flavors together and makes them extra crunchy. Serve with rice, salad, or whatever side dish you desire.

Amazing Southwest Cilantro Lime Mango Grilled Chicken Sandwiches

Rating: 5 stars 215
This is a recipe I came up with while trying to figure out what to do with stuff I had on hand. It was so good my husband asked me to publish it and share it with the world. Southwestern food is my specialty. It is especially good with the Fabulous French Loaves recipe on this site.

Salsa Chicken Rice Casserole

Rating: 4.5 stars 1688
Layers of rice, chicken breast, a creamy soup and salsa mixture and two kinds of cheese add up to a simply yummy salsa casserole! This recipe is a family favorite because it's delicious and easily made with ingredients found in the pantry.
By Gweneth

Chicken Quesadillas

Rating: 4.5 stars 1166
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.
By Heather

Sarah's Easy Shredded Chicken Taco Filling

Rating: 4.5 stars 127
Quick taco filling with shredded chicken simmered in a spiced tomato sauce.

Chicken Quesadillas

Rating: 4.5 stars 1162
Tasty chicken quesadillas filled with bell peppers, onions, and cheese.
By Allrecipes Member

Poblano Chicken Enchilada Casserole

Rating: 4 stars 161
I've begun making my enchiladas casserole style, which saves a lot time, not to mention burned fingers. :) However, everyone still raves over my enchiladas, and this recipe recently earned a round of applause when I made them on a skiing holiday. The sauce is actually a modified Alfredo recipe and is also great over fajitas.

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White Chicken Enchilada Slow-Cooker Casserole
Rating: 4 stars 236

An easy, creamy chicken enchilada casserole. Slow cooking gently melds together the flavors of chicken thigh meat, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and green chiles.