Add a kick to your weeknight routine with these tasty Mexican chicken recipes! From classic chicken birria to fiery pollo a la diabla, these dishes will satisfy your cravings for a flavorful and satisfying dinner. The best part? They’re all easy to make and perfect for busy weeknights.

Chicken Birria

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Chicken Birria features tender chicken slow-cooked in a spicy chili-infused broth. Whether enjoyed in tacos or a bowl, this dish offers an authentic and flavorful feast, perfect for special occasions or everyday indulgence. Get the recipe: Chicken Birria.

Brochetas De Pollo

Brochetas de pollo on a wooden board.
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These juicy skewers feature marinated chicken, crispy veggies, and tangy pineapple—a delightful medley of flavors. Perfect for grilling, these skewers bring the essence of Mexican cuisine to your backyard gatherings. Get the recipe: Brochetas De Pollo.

Chori Pollo

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Indulge in a weeknight favorite! Tender chicken, spicy chorizo, and sweet onions create a harmonious blend. Paired with guacamole, refried beans, Mexican red rice, and warm tortillas, it’s an effortless, delightful, and truly satisfying feast! Get the recipe: Chori Pollo.

Fajitas de Pollo

Chicken fajitas de pollo ready on a skillet.
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Fajitas de pollo is a popular Mexican dish featuring tender marinated chicken strips and sautéed bell peppers and onions, served in warm tortillas. Top with your favorites for a quick, flavorful meal! Get the recipe: Fajitas de Pollo.

Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta

Pasta with chicken chipotle sauce in a green serving platter.
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Add sizzle to your dinner table with Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta. Creamy, smoky, and rich with Mexican flair, it’s a weeknight winner for family dinners or entertaining friends. Get the recipe: Spicy Chicken Chipotle Pasta.

Baked Mexican Chicken Over Rice

Mexican chicken over rice with lime wedges.
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Streamline your meal prep with this Baked Mexican Chicken Over Rice recipe. Marinated chicken and flavorful Spanish rice, baked together for an easy, spicy, and perfect make-ahead meal. Enjoy the heat while saving time! Get the recipe: Baked Mexican Chicken Over Rice

Pollo a la Plancha

Pollo a la Plancha on a plate.
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Tender chicken breasts marinated in hearty spices, cooked to perfection on a skillet. Perfectly paired with rice, beans, or ensalada verde, it’s a staple in many homes for a reason. Get the recipe: Pollo a la Plancha.

Pozole Verde

Chicken pozole verde in a bowl and garnishes on the side.
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This traditional Mexican soup features tender chicken, hominy, and a flavorful green broth made with tomatillos, jalapeño peppers, cilantro, and spices. It’s a delightful and satisfying dish! Get the recipe: Pozole Verde.

Chicken and Rice Burrito

Stack of chicken and rice burrito on a plate.
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Bursting with flavors, this recipe is not just easy to prepare but also incredibly juicy. Whether for a quick weekend brunch or a satisfying dinner, these warm, flavorful wraps are a hit with everyone! Get the recipe: Chicken and Rice Burrito.

Tostadas de Pollo

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Grilled and shredded chicken, refried beans, and classic toppings on crispy tortillas make for an easy, fun weeknight dinner or a delightful Sunday brunch. Dive into this versatile, mouthwatering Mexican dish! Get the recipe: Tostadas de Pollo.

Pollo a la Diabla

Pollo a la diabla in a pan with some chilies scattered around.
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Embrace the heat with Pollo a la Diabla, a fiery classic in Mexican cuisine. Slow-cooked chicken in a devilishly spiced tomato sauce, featuring guajillo, chipotle, and chile de árbol for a smoky, sweet, and spicy balance. Get the recipe: Pollo a la Diabla.

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Maricruz Avalos Flores is a Mexican cook and photographer living in Italy where she shares authentic Mexican & Italian recipes that can be easily made at home using easy-to-find ingredients.

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