Today, we are sharing some of the most delectable Mexican chicken recipes out there. We have compiled a list of options that include baked or pulled chicken, which can be used in many different Mexican dishes, as well as options that are perfect for appetizers, lunch, or dinner. But if you’re looking for some breakfast options, you can head over to see some delicious Mexican Breakfast recipes that we love, too.

Chicken is a highly versatile meat that pairs well with various ingredients, and this list showcases the best of them. Many of these Mexican chicken recipes feature subtle flavors like chipotle peppers, garlic, ancho chiles, ground achiote, guajillo chiles, or jalapenos. However, each recipe is unique and has its distinct ingredients. We are confident that you will find many recipes worth saving for later, and who knows, you might even find the perfect recipe for tonight’s dinner!

Chicken Pibil served hot in a bowl and with tortillas in a dish
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1. Chicken Pibil: A Twist on the Classic Mexican Dish

We’re starting off the list strong with one of our newer recipes: one-point Chicken Pibil. This healthy and flavorful recipe contains chicken breast fillets with a homemade marinade and accompanying sauce. Some of the most robust ingredients include achiote paste, fresh limes, cumin, guajillo chile pods, and fresh minced garlic. This is a quick recipe since the chicken can only be marinated for 30 minutes before cooking!

2. Chicken Tortilla Soup

Recreate the famous Mexican Chicken Tortilla Soup with this recipe by Amigo Foods. This Mexico City staple combines bell peppers, onions, garlic, chicken broth, and chicken breast meat. It also has a vibrant tomato flavor due to the diced tomatoes and tomato sauce. You can top this soup with avocado pieces, fried tortilla strips, shredded cheese, and sour cream or Mexican crema. The opportunities are endless!

3. Chicken Pozole Rojo

Here is another Mexican soup recipe to add to your dinner rotation! Chicken Pozole Rojo by Joyful Healthy Eats is perfectly nourishing and flavorsome. It has chicken breast meat, chicken stock, various veggies, and red enchilada sauce. It is best if you make the enchilada sauce homemade for a richer flavor. Lastly, pile on fresh toppings like crisp radish or creamy avocado.

4. Easy Authentic Mexican Chicken (Fajitas De Pollo)

Learn how to make the most delicious chicken fajitas of your life by following this recipe. These fajitas contain onions and peppers with chicken breast strips. The chicken is marinated with lime juice, savory garlic, assorted spices, and ancho chili powder. There are plenty of ways to serve these fajitas, such as topping them with guacamole or salsa. Enjoy them with Spanish rice and refried beans.

5. Caldo De Pollo (Mexican Chicken Soup Recipe)

Chili Pepper Madness posted this recipe for a delicious Mexican soup! This soup is packed with assorted veggies and juicy chicken. The rich chicken broth adds to its flavor depth. You can serve this with fresh herbs, such as parsley and cilantro. Sprinkle on some spicy red pepper flakes or drizzle some hot sauce to give it a fiery kick.

6. Best Chicken Tacos Recipe (Stovetop or Crockpot)

If you’re in search of a taqueria-style chicken taco recipe, this is the right choice for you. The tacos themselves have a simple base with seasoned chicken thigh meat, butter, and lime juice. However, the garnishes are where you can get creative! Finish off the tacos with onions, pico de gallo, jalapeno, radishes, and more.

7. Chicken con Queso

Thanks to Easy Chicken Recipes, you can now prepare an extraordinary Mexican chicken bake in less than an hour, perfect for serving a family of four. This delicious dish features seasoned chicken, fire-roasted green chilies, salsa con queso, and cheddar cheese. To complete the meal, sprinkle some fresh chopped parsley to give it a pop of color and a refreshing touch.

8. Mexican Chicken Thighs

This wonderful Mexican chicken thigh recipe can serve as a base for many different dinners. You can pair it with veggies, rice, beans, or any other side you prefer! It is such a simple recipe to execute. You only need skin-on chicken thighs, cumin, paprika, chili flakes, and classic salt and pepper. The recipe notes that you can use chili powder instead of chili flakes if needed.

9. Mexican Pulled Chicken

Try this simple yet delicious pulled chicken recipe by A Family Feast. To make it, you’ll need assorted seasonings to give the meat a deeper flavor (onion powder, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and dried oregano). Use boneless, skinless chicken breast and thigh meat. This is a slow-cooking recipe, as it takes three hours to cook the chicken, producing a super juicy and tender final product.

10. Chicken Birria (Birria de Pollo)

Make irresistible, smoky chicken by following this recipe by Slender Kitchen. It’s important to note that this recipe makes 12 servings! So, if you are not feeding a crowd, you must adjust the amounts. Luckily, the website can do that for you. Some of the ingredients you will need for this dish include boneless skinless chicken thighs, vegetables, seasonings, chicken broth, and corn tortillas if you plan on serving it traditionally.

11. Mexican Chicken Adobo (Adobo de Pollo)

This marvelous Mexican chicken recipe has chicken legs and thighs with a scrumptious homemade sauce. Honestly, the sauce is the star of the show! It has hints of ancho chiles, garlic, tomatoes, chicken broth, and seasonings. You can serve this yummy recipe with rice or tortillas or enjoy it with fresh avocado. You will love the spicy flavor of this chicken.

12. Mexican Tinga de Pollo {Authentic Mexican Chicken}

Scrambled Chefs created this robust Mexican chicken recipe with boneless, skinless chicken breast, tomatoes, onions, and chipotle peppers. To properly make the recipe, you will also need an assortment of seasonings. This 30-minute meal is perfect when you don’t have much time to make dinner but want something traditional and yummy. Serve the chicken over rice for the best results!

13. Easy Chicken Mole

Chicken mole is a comforting dish with warm flavors and simple ingredients that you likely already have on hand. The primary components are chicken breasts, onions, garlic, cocoa powder, coffee, and chicken broth. You will also need other ingredients, so check the ingredient card in the recipe! This meal can be made in roughly an hour, making it ideal for weeknights.

14. Mexican Chicken and Rice Bake

This Mexican chicken recipe is for all of the casserole fans out there. It has a Mexican-style enchilada sauce that you can make homemade! Inside the rice bake, you will find cheese, kidney beans, chicken stock, and rice. Use sliced chicken breast for best results. However, you can use shredded chicken if that’s all you have.

15. Achiote Chicken

Don’t know what to make for dinner tonight? Try this recipe by Easy Healthy Recipes! Marinating the chicken takes the longest. But aside from that, this is a quick and easy recipe to make! All you need is chicken thighs, olive oil, achiote paste, and assorted seasonings. Don’t forget the orange juice and lime juice, which help balance the flavors.

16. Chicken Street Tacos

Make the best Mexican chicken street tacos by following this recipe. Essentially, each taco has perfectly seasoned chicken thigh meat with whichever toppings you prefer. Some ideas include guacamole, sour cream, cotija cheese, and pico de Gallo. For best results, use corn tortillas! Make sure to give the chicken plenty of time to marinate. You can even marinate it the night before.

17. Flautas de Pollo (Chicken Flautas)

These crispy chicken flautas will have you coming back for more! You won’t believe how easy they are to make. The only ingredients required are shredded chicken, Monterey Jack cheese, and tortillas. You will also need some canola oil, which ensures they get plenty of crispy. You can enjoy these for lunch or dinner, depending on what you pair them with. For instance, dip them in guacamole or salsa for a light lunch or pair them with hearty sides to enjoy as a dinner.

18. Slow Cooker Shredded Mexican Chicken

This recipe is adaptable since you can cook the chicken on low for five hours or on high for half the time. Load your slow cooker with chicken breast, tomatoes, jalapenos, seasonings, and sugar. Once it’s done, you can shred the chicken with a fork and serve it however you want! Put it into a rice bowl, load it into a taco, or even use it as a salad topping.

19. Chicken Enchiladas

These enchiladas are most definitely worth a try! The savory and cheesy filling is perfect. They are made with chicken, onions, and jalapenos and topped with the right amount of enchilada sauce. You can make homemade sauce or purchase canned sauce to make it easier. The best part is that they can be ready in just 45 minutes, so you can quickly get dinner on the table!

20. Chicken Tinga Recipe (Mexican Chipotle Shredded Chicken)

This recipe for Mexican chicken provides juicy and seasoned meat in a delicious sauce that can be used in many ways. You can try using it as a filling for tostadas, burritos, or enchiladas. It is a one-pot recipe, so you won’t have a ton of dirty dishes to clean. This recipe serves eight people and comes with easy-to-follow instructions.

Chicken al Pastor served with cilantro topping and lemon slice

21. Delicious Chicken Al Pastor

Our healthy recipe for Chicken Al Pastor combines boneless skinless chicken with a rich marinade. When eating this chicken, you’ll enjoy hints of pineapple, onions, Morita chiles, ground achiote, and garlic. The trick is to let the chicken rest long enough to soak up all the delicious flavors in the marinade. The good news? It is zero points. Serve it with preferred toppings, or enjoy it with cauliflower rice and veggies for an entirely zero-point meal.

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