Mexican Chicken that can be made in 10 minutes flat. This easy chicken recipe can be used in salads, tacos, burritos, and enchiladas. This is low-carb and Keto friendly.

Mexican Chicken


Here’s the truth. We’ve had Taco Tuesday every Tuesday since the Lego Movie came out in 2014. If we don’t have it there’s a mutiny. 

I can count on one hand how many times we’ve missed it. Not only do we have it every Tuesday, they want the simplest ground beef tacos. I try to squeeze in other Mexican dishes every once in a while to mix it up but they like it pretty basic.

So when my husband makes this chicken it’s a breath of fresh air. You can use it in everything!

Mexican chicken


Mexican Chicken
3.34 from 6 votes

Mexican Chicken

Mexican Chicken - easy savory chicken great for salads, tacos, enchiladas, or burritos.


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups cooked and shredded chicken
  • 2/3 cup red enchilada sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro (optional)


  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook until soft. Add garlic, and cook for 30 seconds.

  2. Add the chicken, enchilada sauce, cumin, and chili powder. Stir together and cook until heated through. Remove from heat and stir in cilantro. Add salt to taste. Serve in tacos, burritos, salads, and enchiladas.

Amount per serving (1g) — Calories: 167, Fat: 5.1g, Carbohydrates: 2.3g, Fiber: 0.9g, Protein: 26.1g
mexican chicken