Mexican cooking is the ideal cuisine for chicken’s lean protein and let’s face it–who doesn’t love Mexican?! Fiesta flavours are perfect for any time of year and make for a delicious meal. Olé!
1. Arroz con Pollo Burritos (Rice and Chicken Burritos)
Few things feed a crowd better than burritos. In this mole-inspired recipe, cocoa, tomatoes and chipotle peppers combine to create authentic Mexican flavour. Served with creamy avocado, tart lime and tangy shredded cheddar cheese, these burritos are an easy, delicious kitchen staple to add to your meal plan.
2. Tequila Marinated Chicken with Rice, Corn and Black Beans
Tequila keeps the chicken in this Mexican-inspired recipe wonderfully moist. Black beans and sweet corn bring together all the flavours in this dish, making it a savoury delight.
3. Speedy Breakfast Quesadilla
This healthy, protein-rich dish makes the perfect breakfast on the go! It’s an excellent way to brighten up a hectic morning.
4. Lime Salsa Chicken
This flavourful, Mexican-inspired marinade is so easy to prepare, and results in juicy, lightly spiced chicken.
5. Chicken Tostadas en Papillote
By using store bought tortillas or tostadas, you can save yourself some time but if you’re feeling up to a challenge then not why make your own? You’ll find a link to making your own tortillas in this recipe.
6. Hot Avocado, Chicken & Rice Soup
This unusual, Mexican-inspired soup is creamy and comforting. Lightly simmered avocados give this soup an elegant touch.
7. Chicken and Pineapple Tacos
There is no question that some of the most delicious weeknight meals are the Mexican ones. Mexican food has so many bright and citrusy flavours that are sure to spice up any night of the week. These tacos are soft 100% corn tacos and can be found in the freezer or refrigerator aisle of better supermarkets and Latin grocery stores.
8. Mexican Chicken Soup Ole
Make this soup once and you’ll be hooked. While it may seem like a lot of ingredients - it’s super simple to put together. To begin, you throw most of the ingredients, including whole pieces of chicken in a pot and let them simmer while you prep the final touches. Don’t worry if you have never heard of tomatillos. While they’re a lovely authentic touch in a Mexican soup, we’ve included tomatoes and zesty lime juice producing an equally addictive soup guaranteed to be one of the healthiest you’ve ever made. You can eat your fill without a pang of guilt. This is also a calorie counters dream concoction. And you’ll go a long way to find a better use for those budget priced chicken legs with thighs attached. Also - earmark this soup for prime time tomato season.
9. Black Bean, Chicken & Egg Enchiladas
Here is a twist on popular Mexican enchiladas made with chicken, black beans, scrambled eggs and cheese. They are a hearty breakfast but great for other meals too.