Preparing chicken breasts as part of a Mexican inspired recipe is the perfect way to mix up the standard chicken based meals we are all so familiar with.
Mexican recipes tend to make the chicken far more flavorful thanks to the various mixed in ingredients and sauces that take the texture and taste to a whole new level which can make for a great mid-week snack as well as a scrumptious meal for the family to enjoy at the table.
It never hurts to get a few recipes under your belt for the future, especially with how addictive Mexican chicken breast meals can be, so here are 15 exciting ways you can incorporate it into a recipe.
Mexican Chicken Stew
We had to start with an appetizer that puts a deliciously juicy spin on the stew recipe that we are all so familiar with.
The boneless breasts in this recipe are sprinkled over with some chipotle paste and red onions to give it a spicy kick that heats the bowl up just a little bit.
With some chopped tomatoes and of course some corn tortillas thrown into the mix for a delicate bit of crunch, this is a great way to turn some chicken into a deliciously warm Mexican dish.
Cheesy Chicken Tacos
While rotisserie chicken is often used for these tacos, juicy grilled chicken breast works just as well especially when drizzled with some balsamic dressing and oregano to add a delicious kick to this recipe.
With some green chili, ground cumin and a few crunchy tacos to encase all the meaty goodness together, this is a delightful snack for you and the family to settle down and enjoy in the evening.
Mexican Chicken Burritos
A classic recipe but certainly not a delicacy that should be ignored, there aren’t many better ways to make full use of the juicy and succulent flavor of some chicken breast than rolling it into a burrito which has been seasoned with some paprika and cayenne pepper.
By adding just a little bit of diced bell pepper and refried beans to the mix, you get a delicious burrito bursting with Mexican flavor that is just so ideal with how easy it can be put together, perfect both as an appetizer or even as the main meal.
Mexican Chicken Pasta
The beauty of this dish is not only that you can essentially eat it at any time of the day such as a hearty afternoon snack or as a comfort treat for the evening, but also that it makes full use of spicy Mexican ingredients to spruce the taste of the chicken breast up to another level.
Bell peppers and green chillies are just two of the most prominent spices added into this pasta dish which is made all the more creamier smothered in a creamy sauce made from cheddar and mozzarella which helps tenderize the chicken but still leaves it with a juicy flavor that is a delight to bite into.
Baked Salsa Verde Chicken
Salsa verde is a type of spicy green sauce that is a Mexican cuisine based on tomatillo and green chili peppers which makes it the perfect compliment to some juicy and tender chicken breasts.
Along with some cheese, garlic powder, salt, pepper and a side of rice if you really want to make this meal as filling as possible, this is a classic recipe that will leave you feeling full and satisfied, perfect as a midweek meal.
Sante Fe Skillet Chicken
Not only is skillet chicken breast an incredibly healthy way to prepare the meat with it being packed full of protein and low in carbs, it can also be delicious especially when covered in a delicious black bean-red onion mixture which this recipe makes full use of.
While this layering ramps the richness of the chicken up tremendoisly, when topped off with some melted cheddar cheese this is a meal you are guaranteed to be making again in no time.
This recipe is so easy to make yet so delicious, it is one that all chicken lovers need to know.
By simply crisping the skin on the chicken breast and adding in the Mexican delicacy that is enchilada sauce, you can make a bowl full of meaty goodness in essentially no time at all which can easily be passed around the table for everyone to enjoy.
What’s incredible about this dish is as prominent as the flavor of the sauce is, the other refreshing ingredients allow it to be light enough to where it doesn’t make the chicken too thick or sickly so you can really enjoy the juicy flavor.
Chili Chicken Fajitas
You can’t make a list about Mexican chicken dishes and not include a fajita, however this recipe spices things up a little not just with the smoked paprika and red peppers, but also with the natural yogurt which helps to cut through the heat just a little bit while adding some delicious creaminess to the tortillas and especially the chicken, keeping it nice and succulent to bite into.
By just cutting 2 chicken breasts into smaller slices, you can make these delicious appetizers which are a treat to snack on at any time of the day.
Chicken Scrumptious Mexican Style
This recipe largely keeps the chicken breasts as they are, but covers them in a delightful chili and tortilla crust which is layered with some light mayonnaise for just a douse of creaminess and some parmesan cheese for good measure.
This recipe that makes full use of Mexican spices but leaves behind the tortillas is great when you’re in a rush or need to prepare a Mexican inspired chicken dish quickly that is still packed with flavors.
Pronounced as chicken ‘Mole-lay’, if you don’t mind spending a bit of time to prepare this deliciously unique sauce to cover the chicken in then this is a recipe you certainly won’t want to miss out on.
Mole sauce is made up of a variety of contrasting ingredients including dried chiles, cumin, cinnamon, raisins and even bittersweet chocolate to make one of the smoothest and most flavorful Mexican sauces out there that goes great on top of chicken breast and garnished with a few tasty herbs.
When covered in a can of frozen non-alcoholic margarita hailing from Mexico, chicken breast not only becomes so tender that their flavor is enhanced tremendously, it also makes them incredibly delicious and is evened out nicely with the addition of garlic cloves and lime juice to ensure the taste of the chicken never gets stale, keeping this meal vibrant and exciting to prepare and bite into.
Mexican Chicken Fajita Pizza
This pizza recipe really is an all in one, it is incredibly juicy and succulent to eat thanks to the chicken, it’s filled with greens and vegetables making it a fairly healthy option and it’s a favorite among kids, so you can be sure none of it will go to waste.
It’s up to you how many spices and peppers you decide to add to this incredible dish, however to really give it that Mexican flavor that you’re looking for we would recommend sprinkling at least a few over the final product to give a slight kick to the overall taste.
Chiles Rellenos Chicken
Chiles rellenos originated in the Mexican city of Puebla and while it has evolved over the years, it still uses a mouthwatering mixture of creamy cilantro and lime sauce to create a delicious combination that only enhances the flavor and juiciness of the chicken.
Alongside some egg noodles or rice, this is a quick and easy meal which can be prepared in no time and is great for getting the whole family together to tuck into a spicy delicacy.
Chicken Tostada Salad
While you can use chicken stripes for this recipe, chicken breast works just as well when cut into pieces and is a great choice not just to get a taste of that delicious fresh cilantro and corn salsa blend, but also because the seasoned chicken is coated in crunchy salads which makes it incredibly healthy and one of the easiest Mexican chicken recipes to make.
Mexican Chicken Chili
If you want the maximum amount of spice and that full Mexican flavorful sensation with your chicken that we all dream of, this chicken chili brings together a whole range of creamy traditional Mexican flavors to kick the spice right up, and the beauty of it is you can adjust it to how you like.
You can put in a little less cayenne for example if you have kids who are trying it or even add more if you want the maximum flavor, the choices are entirely up to you.
Try out a few of these Mexican chicken breast recipes for a delightful deviation from the norm that will leave you and anyone who tries them wanting more of their spicy goodness in the near future.