Mexican chicken recipes bring delicious zesty, spicy or smoky flavour to your chicken. Whether grilled to perfection, roasted with crispy skin or cooked slow and low until tender and shredded, there are so many different ways to make your chicken taste incredible along with ideas for tasty chicken marinades and what to do with chicken leftovers.

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Mexican Chicken

Chicken is a versatile protein that works well in so many different Mexican chicken dishes. Can we tempt you with a recipe for sizzling chicken fajitas, or flavourful, citrusy and smoky Pollo Asado or our crowd-pleasing Mexican Roast Chicken? 

Here are some of our most popular Chicken dishes or jump down to Our Mexican Chicken Recipes.

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Everything you need to make delicious Mexican Chicken at home!

Chicken is the perfect vehicle to add some authentic Mexican flavours.

Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste adds sensationally smoky flavour to chicken breasts and thighs and is also absolutely delicious mixed with butter and rubbed in and over a whole chicken.

Our Tomatillo Enchilada Sauce is perfect added to shredded chicken and Soft Taco Wraps for family friendly, mild chicken enchiladas.

Try Gran Luchito Tinga Taco Simmer Sauce to bring loads of garlicky tomato flavour to simply poached chicken breasts.

Homemade Mexican


We love making Chicken Tacos at home because chicken is a delicious, versatile and healthier taco filling perfect for soft or crunchy hard shell tacos.

Whether you fancy the shredded, saucy pulled chicken in our Chicken Tinga Tacos, flavourful grilled Chicken Tacos loaded with fresh Pico De Gallo and Homemade Guacamole or crispy Fried Chicken Tacos, we have a Chicken Taco recipe for you!

Chicken Tacos finished dish

Chicken Tacos

With flavourful grilled chicken, not only is this a healthy taco, but the authentic pico de gallo and homemade guacamole toppings make it taste super fresh. ... See full recipe

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Crispy Chicken Tacos

Crispy chicken tacos are a delicious and satisfying dish that combines the crunch of a crispy shell with the savory flavor of seasoned chicken. They are a popular choice at many Mexican restaurants and are often enjoyed with toppings such as lettuce, cheese, and salsa.... See full recipe

Air Fryer Tacos preparation steps

Air Fryer Tacos

Tacos cooked in an air fryer are a household favourite since they are simple to make, a nutritious option for the middle of the week, and a dinner that will come in extremely useful on days when you have a lot on your plate.... See full recipe

Chicken Tinga Tacos

Chicken Tinga Tacos

Authentic Puéblan Chicken Tinga in minutes! Use our Tinga Taco Simmer Sauce to create this classic taco dish at home for the family in no time. Tasty, hearty and delicious.... See full recipe

Mexican food with Fried Chicken Tacos

Fried Chicken Tacos Recipe

Crispy and delicious fried chicken for a twist on your usual chicken tacos! The whole family will love these straightforward chicken tacos with Smoky Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix.... See full recipe

Homemade Mexican


Made with peppers, onions, strips of chicken and an array of toppings, Chicken Fajitas are an easy meal to prepare that everyone can get stuck into and are guaranteed to please the whole family.


Mexican Chicken

Fajita Nachos finished dish

Fajita Nachos

Fajita nachos blend sizzling fajita ingredients like grilled chicken, beef, peppers, and onions with crispy tortilla chips, smothered in cheese, guacamole, and salsa.... See full recipe

Fajita Bowl

Fajita Bowl

Fajita bowls are perfect easy meals that you can prepare ahead of time and then have everything ready to assemble at lunchtime, or as a quick and healthy dinner for busy days.... See full recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas, Mexican recipes

Slow Cooker Fajitas

Fancy a fajita recipe that you can make in the slow cooker? This Slow Cooker Fajitas recipe couldn't be easier! Just add everything in with our Red Fajita Simmer Sauce. ... See full recipe

Mexican food with Fajita Quesadilla

Fajita Quesadilla

Looking for something a little different? Then this Fajita Quesadilla is just for you! Sizzling chicken fajita with oodles of grated mozzarella all melted between wraps,... See full recipe

Spicy Chicken Fajitas finished dish

Spicy Chicken Fajitas

Elevate your Spicy Chicken Fajitas with two perfectly compatible products from our range. Marinate your chicken in our bold and flavourful Chipotle Fajita & Taco Mix, then wrap up all the delicious ingredients in our soft and tender Soft Taco Wraps.... See full recipe

Homemade Mexican


Covered in sauce and melted cheese, homemade Chicken Enchiladas are a comfort food classic and also a crowd-pleaser. We love Chicken Enchiladas so much because they are easy to make ahead of time, and ideal for a low-stress family meal or entertaining friends.

Chicken Enchiladas finished dish

Chicken Enchiladas

We love hosting a Mexican food night at home and this chicken enchiladas recipe always goes down a treat with our friends. It's definitely the most popular enchilada recipe! ... See full recipe

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Green Chicken Enchiladas

With our Tomatillo Enchilada Sauce we make it easy for you to make a delicious and savoury, ooey, gooey Chicken Enchilada recipe. This is a good one to make midweek!... See full recipe

Enchilada Casserole

Enchilada Casserole

This Tex Mex favourite is another way to serve enchiladas at home. This Enchilada Casserole is perfect for feeding big groups of people and is guaranteed to make everyone happy!... See full recipe

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Mexican Chicken

Whether you are looking for chicken thigh recipes, ones for chicken breasts or a whole bird, we have some delicious and irresistible Mexican chicken dishes and ideas to bring some flavour excitement to your chicken. Think family friendly mild chicken tacos and fajitas, cheesy chicken quesadillas perfect for leftover chicken, delicious and flavourful slow cooked Mexican chicken, stews and much more. There’s a flavourful and delicious chicken recipe for just about every way to prepare and enjoy chicken.

Mexican Roast Chicken

Mexican Roast Chicken

A roast chicken bursting with Mexican flavours. Chipotle Paste and butter are rubbed all over the bird, lime and coriander to finish - it's been called best Sunday roast ever!... See full recipe

Mexican recipe - Chicken Quesadilla recipe

Chicken Quesadilla

Chicken Quesadilla recipe with a homemade Chipotle Mayo using Gran Luchito Chipotle Pasteis unbelievably moreish. Shredded roast chicken, melted cheese, Soft Taco Wraps with fresh Pico de Gallo and guacamole.... See full recipe

Mexican food with Chicken Burrito

Chicken Burrito

A delicious burrito with tender slow-cooked chipotle chicken, all wrapped up with homemade Guacamole, a freshly made Pico De Gallo, and steamed rice - delicious!... See full recipe

Chicken Chilli

Chicken Chilli

Chicken chilli is a great option for when you want something hearty and comforting, but are not in the mood for beef, or you just simply want to try something different.... See full recipe

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Chicken Nachos

The perfect movie night in nacho! Delicious nachos layered with flavourful chipotle chicken thighs, Refried Beans, cheese and a salsa that packs a punch.... See full recipe

Slow Cooker Chicken Chilli finished dish

Slow Cooker Chicken Chilli

This slow cooker chicken chili is a fuss-free recipe perfect for busy weeknights. Simply combine chicken, beans, vegetables, and spices in your slow cooker and let it simmer for a hearty and flavourful chili.... See full recipe

Pollo Asado Finished dish Recipe - Mexican BBQ

Pollo Asado

This Pollo Asado recipe for Mexican Grilled Chicken has an irresistible, flavourful, citrusy, chipotle flavour marinade. Talk about finger licking good -you have to try!... See full recipe

Chicken Traybake

Chicken Traybake

An easy chicken traybake is the perfect answer to feed your family. What’s not to love about an easy chicken traybake with delicious chicken juices and vegetables?... See full recipe

Mexican Pulled Chicken

Mexican Pulled Chicken

Chicken thighs simmered with Chipotle Paste, orange juice, apple cider vinegar and stock turns regular chicken into the tastiest Mexican pulled chicken.... See full recipe

Mexican Chicken Soup

Mexican Chicken Soup

There's nothing more comforting than a bowl of hearty warm soup during a cold winter's day. Well this is exactly what we had in mind when we created this recipe.... See full recipe

Mexican Chicken Stew

Mexican Chicken Stew

Throw everything in a pot with our smoky Chipotle Paste, cook slow ‘n’ low until the meat falls apart and flavours blend together to make something really special.... See full recipe

Chicken Taquitos

Chicken Taquitos

A sure fire way to get the party started is to whip up a batch of our easy chipotle Chicken Taquitos! These can be made as a starter, party snack or tasty dinner!... See full recipe

Mexican Street Food Recipes featuring Chicken Tostadas

Chicken Tostadas

Loading up our large quarter cut tortilla chips with cheese, smoky chicken and Chipotle Salsa makes an irresistible snack in this Smoky Chicken Tostadas recipe. ... See full recipe

Chicken Mole

Chicken Mole

Mole is one of the most important dishes in Mexican gastronomy. Here is our traditional mole recipe, prepared in a simple way so that everyone can prepare it at home.... See full recipe

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Make your chicken taste amazing with a flavourful marinade!

Chicken doesn’t need to be boring or lack flavour, bring some excitement with one of our delicious marinades:

For the most delicious citrusy, smoky marinade mix garlic, cumin, paprika, Gran Luchito Smoky Chipotle Fajita and Taco Mix, lime and orange juice and marinate for 1 hour or longer. Pollo Asado is the irresistible, Mexican take on Nando’s Peri Peri chicken you have to try!

Or try mixing Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste with lime juice and oregano for herby, zingy flavour. This chicken marinade is perfect with Chicken Fajitas.

In a hurry? Try a quick marinade with Gran Luchito Smoky Chipotle Fajita and Taco Mix, or if you would like a milder flavour, Guajillo Fajita & Taco Mix. Mix with olive oil for flavour in a flash. This quick chicken marinade is perfect for healthy chicken tacos.

Leftover Chicken Mexican Recipes

Are you wondering what to do with all the leftover chicken from a Sunday roast? Mexican dishes including chicken tacos, burritos, and quesadillas are delicious ways to reinvent leftover chicken.

Fry onions, garlic, chorizo, a dollop of Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste with leftover shredded chicken and tuck into Soft Taco Wraps for irresistible and easy Chicken & Chorizo Tacos.

Another delicious way to use leftover chicken is in a quesadilla. Our Chicken Quesadilla recipe has a slathering of Chipotle Mayo along with lots of cheese and is incredibly moreish.

We also like to add leftover chicken when making our comforting Mexican Chicken Soup recipe and Mexican Salad which has an irresistible, spicy dressing made with tahini and Chipotle Paste. Packed full of colourful, chopped veggies – this is one recipe that doesn’t taste like you’re eating leftovers.

Leftover chicken also works really well in our showstopper dish Chicken and Chorizo Risotto.

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We get a lot of questions about making Mexican chicken dishes at home and have provided more information in the frequently asked questions below, or alternatively visit the Gran Luchito Youtube Channel for more recipe inspiration.

How do you make Mexican Chicken?

There are lots of ways to make Mexican chicken, but our favourite way is to add some smoky chipotle flavour with either our Chipotle Paste or Chipotle Taco Mix, a bit of olive oil and lime juice. We also have Guajillo Taco Mix with garlic for a milder flavour or zesty Habañero if you prefer a bit of spice.

How long should you marinate chicken for?

We think it's best to marinate for 4-5 hours or overnight if you can but we don't recommend for longer. This way the flavour of the marinade really penetrates and tenderises the chicken. But, even 10 minutes can add lots of flavour.

What are different ways to cook Mexican chicken?

There are lots of different ways to make delicious Mexican chicken at home! Try grilling or pan frying breasts or boneless thighs for quick fajitas, chicken tacos or as a topping for nachos. Cooking thighs in a slow cooker until tender makes a delicious filling for enchiladas and burritos. We also love roasting a whole bird or bone-in thighs with delicious Mexican flavours.