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Mexican Chicken On The Stove-Top + Chicken Tostadas

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Mexican Chicken – This is an easy way to cook Mexican chicken on the stove. It’s flavorful, and delicious, and can be used to make many meals. Use the cooked shredded or cut-up chicken meat for tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, quesadillas… It’s so good! On this day I used the cooked chicken meat for tostadas and I’ve even added the leftovers to make quesadillas and Mexican chicken soup, since there is only 3 of us. The recipe will serve six.

Use the cooked chicken breasts by shredding the chicken or cutting up the meat for making your favorite Mexican dinners at home. Adjust the seasonings to your preferences.

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Mexican Chicken Cooked On The Stove

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We have so many easy chicken recipes to make for dinner. We really enjoy flavorful foods, but the recipes are easily adapted and you can make them at any spice level you like.

Mexican Recipes To Make At Home

These recipes are inspired by Mexican Recipes and our love for Mexican food.

  • Mexican Chicken Casserole (Mexican Chicken Bake) – Use chicken breasts baked with red bell peppers, jalapeno, garlic, and potatoes… topped with cheese, and baked in the oven.
  • Chicken Taquitos – I definitely will try making the taquitos with this chicken recipe, reserving the sauce will keep the tortillas from getting soggy.
  • Chicken Stuffed Peppers These Mexican stuffed peppers are so good and easy to make! We used poblano Peppers.
  • Mexican Stuffed Peppers This recipe is vegetarian but, packed with flavor and easy to adapt. 
  • Pressed for time try our skillet Chicken Fajitas. They are quick and easy to make.
  • Slow Cooker Tacos I use this for making enchiladas and chicken meat for other casseroles too. 
  • Restaurant Style Chicken Nachos
  • This recipe is different than our smothered chicken recipe. In addition to spices, it has salsa de jalapeno (tomato sauce with jalapeno) and diced tomatoes…
  • Chicken Tortilla Soup – Just one way to make a delicious flavorful Mexican chicken soup.
  • Cheesy Vegetable Enchiladas Verde – If you are looking for a vegetarian enchilada try this. Or make it by adding Mexican chicken for a non-vegetarian version.
  • Breakfast Enchiladas – Enchiladas with scrambled eggs rolled in a tortilla with cheese sauce and salsa…

Everyone raved about the flavors. I hope you enjoy it as much as we did. I know I’ll be making more recipes with this Mexican Chicken Recipe as the cooked chicken breast can be used for making so many things.

How To Make Mexican Chicken

Mexican Chicken - Make Mexican Chicken on the stove - Cook the chicken and shred or dice it to use for tostadas, tacos, quesadillas, chicken and rice... DearCreatives.com

Ingredients:

Recipe Notes: You can use what ever heat level of green chilies you prefer. If you don’t have salsa de jalapeno you can use a 7-ounce can of tomato sauce and add half to whole fresh seeded, deveined minced jalapeno. 2 pounds of cooked meat will serve 6 people.

This recipe can be doubled and made in a larger pan.

How To Season Mexican Chicken?

Additionally, if you don’t have the spices I used you can use any of these spices listed below to season the chicken meat and then follow the recipe below!

Additional spices can include cayenne powder to add spiciness. Use it sparingly if you prefer milder flavors. Paprika, Cumin, and Oregano are just a few commonly used spices used in Mexican cooking.

Note: Use smoked paprika for grilled or roasted chicken.

Using Mexican spices in addition to the salsa de jalapeno and diced tomatoes will give you a flavorful, delicious, and wonderful flavor to the Mexican chicken. As always, adjust the seasonings to your liking.

PS If you love making tacos you will want to try our homemade taco seasoning recipe.

Instructions:

How To Cook Mexican Chicken on the Stove Top

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  1. Add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil to the non-stick pan or another pan. Turn the stove on to a medium heat.
  2. Next, add the chicken breasts to the pan with olive oil.
    How to season Mexican chicken?
  3. Add the spices by sprinkling the Montreal Chicken on one side, coating it well.
  4. Flip the chicken over and add the Roasted Garlic Herb seasonings on the other side, coating it well.
  5. Next, add the Paprika generously (view image as a reference), salt, and pepper lightly.
  6. Open and add the canned tomatoes, salsa de jalapeno, 3 tablespoons of diced green chilies, and optional diced jalapeno. Stir, and add in a small amount of water (7-ounces). Reduce the heat to low and simmer with the pan covered!
  7. Let the chicken cook in the sauce until the chicken is tender and reaches an internal temperature of 165 F. degrees.
  8. When fully cooked, tender, and juicy shred or cut up the chicken breasts.
  9. Return to the sauce and use the chicken for tostadas, tacos, enchiladas, and soup…

If using bone in chicken you will need to cook it longer and take the chicken meat off the bone before using it.

On this night I made chicken tostadas with Mexican chicken. If you decide to do that you will need additional ingredients (shown below). Or you can just serve the chicken over Mexican rice or white rice. Then add shredded cheese if you like. There are so many ways to use this recipe! We listed additional ideas later in the post.

If you have leftovers you can store the extra chicken and sauce in a food storage container like this. Then make chicken tacos or chicken quesadillas the next day or…

Can you make Mexican Chicken vegetarian?

You can substitute chicken breast with a vegan meat substitute (Just Like Chicken) or (Plant Basics Hearty Plant Protein) and cook it according to the package directions and then add it to the sauce. Or make the sauce and add it in according to the package cook time instructions. It will have a shorter cook time than uncooked chicken breasts.

Chicken Tostadas Recipe

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Ingredients:

Instructions:

  1. After your Mexican chicken and Mexican rice is prepared: Heat up the can of refried beans by adding a little water (1/4-1/2 cup depending on the size of the can of beans) to them (to make them creamy in texture) and stirring until heated.
  2. Take out the tostadas and add a layer of beans, taco sauce (or other red sauce) Mexican rice (optional), and Mexican chicken.
  3. Top with your favorite ingredients: shredded lettuce, green chilies, shredded cheese, sour cream, avocados, diced tomatoes… And garnish with cilantro if you like.

Everyone in our house tops the chicken tostadas differently. Enjoy this easy-to-make dinner any night of the week!

What to make with Mexican Chicken?

There are so many delicious dishes you can make with Mexican chicken. Here are a few popular options:

  1. Chicken Enchiladas: Roll shredded Mexican chicken into corn tortillas: Then top with enchilada sauce, cheese, and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly.
  2. Chicken Fajitas: Sauté sliced Mexican chicken with bell peppers and onions in a skillet. Serve with warm tortillas, guacamole, salsa, and sour cream.
  3. Chicken Tacos: Fill soft flour or corn tortilla or crispy corn taco shells with Mexican chicken: then add your favorite toppings such as lettuce, tomato, cheese, salsa, and cilantro.
  4. Chicken Tortilla Soup: Make a flavorful broth by combining Mexican chicken, tomatoes, broth, corn, black beans, and spices. Top it off with crispy tortilla strips, shredded cheese, avocado, and lime juice.
  5. Chicken Quesadillas: Layer Mexican chicken and shredded cheese between two tortillas. Cook in a skillet or non-stick pan, until the cheese melts and the tortillas are crispy. Serve with salsa or guacamole.
  6. Chicken Burritos: Wrap Mexican chicken in a large flour tortilla along with rice, beans, cheese, and any other desired fillings. Roll it up tightly and enjoy!
  7. Chicken Chile Verde: Simmer Mexican chicken with tomatillos, green chilies, onions, garlic, and spices to create a flavorful green sauce. Serve over rice or with warm tortillas.

These are just a few ideas for how to use Mexican chicken to get you started. Try making any of these dinner ideas and customize the ideas based on your taste preferences.

What dinner ideas will you try first?

We made tostadas, quesadillas, and with the leftovers we made chicken tortilla soup.

I hope this helps you meal planning a dinner or two just by making this recipe for Mexican chicken! Do you enjoy cooking Mexican food at home?

Happy Cooking!

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Yield: 6

Mexican Chicken

Mexican Chicken - Make Mexican Chicken on the stove -top. Chicken, diced tomatoes, spices, diced green chilies, salsa... Shred or cut up the chicken for various Mexican dinners made at home. Cook Mexican Chicken on the stove -top. Use the cooked chicken meat in tostadas, tacos, enchiladas, quesadillas... DearCreatives.com
Mexican Chicken – This is an easy way to cook Mexican chicken on the stove. It’s flavorful, and delicious, and can be used to make many meals. The cooked shredded or cut-up chicken meat is good for tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, quesadillas… Use the cooked chicken breasts by shredding the chicken or cutting up the meat for making your favorite Mexican dinners at home...
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1.75 pounds of chicken breast (boneless, skinless, breasts)
  • Olive Oil
  • McCormick’s Grill Mates Montreal Chicken (or get the set of seasonings)
  • McCormick’s Grill Mates Roasted Garlic Herb
  • Paprika
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 Chicken Bouillon Cube
  • 1 can El Tapo Salsa de Jalapeno
  • And measure water in the empty El Tapo can (7.5 ounces water)
  • 1 - 14.5-ounce can of Diced Tomatoes
  • 3 tablespoons of (1) 7-ounce can of roasted diced green chilies (reserve the rest for topping your tostadas, tacos, or…
  • 1 teaspoon seeded, deveined, and minced jalapeno (optional)

Instructions

How To Make Mexican Chicken

  1. Add 1-2 tablespoons of olive oil to the non-stick pan or another pan. Turn the stove on to a medium heat.
  2. Next, add the chicken breasts to the pan with olive oil.
    How to season Mexican chicken?
  3. Add the spices by sprinkling the Montreal Chicken on one side, coating it well.
  4. Flip the chicken over and add the Roasted Garlic Herb seasonings on the other side, coating it well.
  5. Next, add the Paprika generously (view image as a reference), salt, and pepper lightly.
  6. Open and add the canned tomatoes, salsa de jalapeno, 3 tablespoons of diced green chilies, and optional diced jalapeno. Stir, and add in a small amount of water (7-ounces). Reduce the heat to low and simmer with the pan covered!
  7. Let the chicken cook in the sauce until the chicken is tender and reaches an internal temperature of 165 F. degrees.
  8. When fully cooked, tender, and juicy shred or cut up the chicken breasts.
  9. Return to the sauce and use the chicken for tostadas, tacos, enchiladas, and soup…

Enjoy!

Notes

You can use what ever heat level of green chilies you prefer. If you don’t have salsa de jalapeno you can use a 7-ounce can of tomato sauce and add half to whole fresh seeded, deveined minced jalapeno. 2 pounds of cooked meat will serve 6 people.

This recipe can be doubled and made in a larger pan.

Additionally if you use chicken with the bone in it will take longer to cook and the bones will need to be removed prior to using in... Internal Temperature will need to be 165F

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Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 418Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 5gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 145mgSodium 624mgCarbohydrates 13gFiber 4gSugar 4gProtein 53g

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