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Mexican Chicken Recipes

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Flavorful Mexican style spices blend well with the flavor of chicken in casseroles and other dishes. This page contains Mexican chicken recipes.


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By 9 found this helpful
January 28, 2011

Easy, tasty meal with a kick to it. One of our favorites!



Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Place uncooked chicken in the bottom of a 9 x 7 inch or similar size Pyrex dish. Cover chicken with the bag of shredded cheese. Pour the jar of picante sauce over the chicken and cheese evenly. Add water (I use the picante jar to get remaining sauce out).

Bake 1 hour uncovered.

Serve over rice. Yummy! :)

Servings: 4
Time:5 Minutes Preparation Time
1 Hours Cooking Time

By Andrea from New Albany, OH

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By 1 found this helpful
August 3, 2011
This recipe is so easy and tasty. It is a semi-homemade meal that tastes homemade to me.


  • 2 bags Knorr Mexican rice
  • 3 to 4 chicken breasts, depending on size
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  • 1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • oil for sauteing chicken and a little for Mexican rice according to directions
  • cumin
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder


Cut chicken breasts into bite sized chunks. Put a couple of tablespoons of oil into skillet and add spices to taste to oil. Stir around till mixed with oil, then dump in the chicken. Saute on medium heat till done, then crank up heat to brown.

Make the rice according to directions, bring to boil, cover, simmer for 7 minutes. Add the black beans when you start the rice, it will be fine in there.

When rice and chicken are both done, combine.

We shred up a little pepper jack cheese over the mixture. We also serve refried beans with this.

Tip: I buy the bags of chicken, I go ahead and cut up and make the entire bag. I use half in the rice, and save the other half for another meal. We have used it in a salad or mixed it with Knorr's Chicken flavored noodles. Feeds 4 people for around 5 bucks.


Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 to 15 Minutes

By christi from Columbia, TN

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November 19, 2014

Hot, spicy and tender; great for a cold day. Worth all the work!

Total Time: 8 hours cooking time


  • 1 cut up whole chicken
  • 1 jar salsa or homemade, as much as you want


  1. Put chicken in crockpot. Pour salsa over chicken, make sure it covers the chicken entirely.
  2. Cook for 8 hours on low.
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By 0 found this helpful
November 27, 2012

This is a super easy, quick to fix meal. Kids will love this!

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By 0 found this helpful
November 17, 2011

One of my favorites!

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By 0 found this helpful
June 1, 2007

In microwave safe dish combine taco seasoning mix, salt and garlic powder. Coat chicken pieces with mixture and arrange side by 6 side in microwavable dish. Do not stack.

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February 27, 20170 found this helpful

Your family will love this Mexican inspired delicious dinner option. This is a page about Mexican style chicken and rice.

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January 27, 20110 found this helpful

This is an easy recipe that even a novice cook can make. It is my husband's favorite. The best part is it is inexpensive to make and has only 4 ingredients.



  • 4 single serving size boneless/skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 (16 oz) jar of salsa (I like Chi Chi's or your favorite brand)
  • 1 can black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz) shredded cheddar cheese


Brown the chicken breasts in a frying pan that has a lid in a small amount of oil.

After the chicken is brown, add the entire jar of salsa and the black beans.

Cover pan and let the chicken simmer until cooked through (should take about 10-15 minutes).

Turn off burner and put shredded cheddar cheese on top of the chicken and recover). Let sit till the cheese melts and serve.

You can serve with rice or whatever you choose.

My husband likes it just like it is and usually he eats most of it by himself.

Servings: 4
Time:2 Minutes Preparation Time
20 Minutes Cooking Time

By jill from Blue Bell, PA


Mexican Chicken

This recipe is excellent. I found the exact recipe in a Kraft magazine. I also add corn. Yum! (02/28/2010)

By Jenny

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February 23, 20100 found this helpful

Boil 1 chicken, remove meat from bones and dice. Saute one medium size onion (chopped) and one green pepper (chopped).

Mix together:

  • 2 cans cream of mushroom soup
  • 2 cans cream of chicken soup
  • 1 can Rotel tomatoes and chilies, diced


  • 1 large bag Doritos chips (Nacho cheese) crushed, about 9 or 10 oz.
  • 1 cup grated cheddar cheese.

Mix everything together and put in 9x13 inch pan. Bake about 25 minutes at 350 degrees F.

By Jean from Kansas City, MO


Mexican Chicken

This was so delicious. Reheated perfectly. (01/30/2007)

By edie

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