Make Mexican Meals in Minutes

Learn how to make authentic Mexican dinners in just minutes.
Basic Elements of Mexican Cuisine

Basic Elements of Mexican Cuisine

Chef Andrew Zimmern shows how to make authentic Mexican dinners in just minutes.

Chicken Veracruzana


2 to 4 lean chicken breasts
2 Tbsp. olive oil
1/4 cup minced cilantro
1 Tbsp. garlic
1 Tbsp. cumin
1 Tbsp. chile powder
1/2 onion, sliced
2 Tbsp. minced jalapeno
1/2 cup diced tomato
juice of 1 lime


Marinate the chicken breasts with one tablespoon of olive oil, cilantro, garlic, cumin and chile powder for about 10 minutes. You can also place the marinating chicken in a zipper bag and refrigerate for an hour or so.

Brown the chicken breasts in one tablespoon of olive oil in a preheated pan. Let the chicken cook for three to four minutes per side before flipping. Add the onion, jalapeno, tomato and lime juice to another pan and cook down to a glaze. Serve over chicken.

Poblano Chicken


2 to 4 lean chicken breasts
olive oil
1/4 cup minced cilantro
1 Tbsp. garlic
1 Tbsp. cumin
1 Tbsp. chile powder
1-2 Tbsp. minced onion
1/4 cup poblano pepper, diced
1/4 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup cream
2 Tbsp. cilantro
1 tsp. lime juice


Marinate and brown the chicken breasts as you did in the above recipe. Place the onion, poblano pepper and chicken stock in a pan, and simmer until the sauce starts to come together.

Add the cream, cilantro and lime juice. Puree in a blender and pour over the chicken.

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