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Mexican Hot Pockets Recipe

Mexican Hot Pockets RecipeImagine this: It's a hot summer day and you are just about to head to a picnic and obviously you want to bring something with you. What can you make that's easy, delicious and that everyone loves? Mexican Hot Pockets!

My friend, this is one of those recipes that's so incredibly good, and so easy to make that you'll find yourself making it again and again. Also, since it's a pocket it's super transportable and easy to eat on the go, so it's perfect for picnics, lunches at the park, at the beach, or for a quick bite on the go. So this is the perfect recipe for summer, fast to make, delicious and easy to eat, what else can we ask for?

Mexican Hot Pockets RecipeI like to start this recipe with cooked chicken. I always keep in my freezer cooked and shredded chicken and it's such a lifesaver when you want to make a quick meal. Usually, my frozen shredded chicken is pretty tasteless (so it can match different flavors and cuisine styles) so to infuse it with a ton of flavor I place it in a pan over medium heat with water, adobo, and spices. The water makes it super tender and the adobo gives it all the flavor this recipe needs. If you don't have chicken done just follow the same recipe (yes keep the water!) and then shred it at the end.

Mexican Hot Pockets RecipeOnce the chicken is done it's time to make the pockets!! I like to make them with flour tortillas but you can actually use wraps too if that's what you have on hand. Just fold it in half and then in half again. You are going to end up with a little tortilla triangle that will work as a pocket!

Mexican Hot Pockets RecipeI like to super fill the Mexican Hot Pockets with chicken, red cabbage and cilantro for a super crunchy, refreshing taco experience. The tortillas hold everything great without becoming mushy and the fillings are SO packed with flavor that everyone will ask for seconds.

Mexican Hot Pockets Recipe

Mexican Hot Pockets Recipe


  • 3 Cup shredded chicken
  • 1/2 Cup Water
  • 3 Tbsp adobo
  • 1 Tsp salt
  • 1 Tsp pepper
  • 1 Tsp garlic powder
  • Cilantro
  • Chopped Red cabbage
  • Flour tortillas

Mexican Hot Pockets RecipeDirections

  1. Place the chicken in a pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the water, adobo, salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
  3. Cook for 10 minutes or until done (there should be no more water left)
  4. Fold the tortillas into triangles (in half and then in half again).
  5. Serve ¼ cup of the cooked chicken into each tortilla and top with red cabbage and cilantro.
  6. Enjoy.

Tip: You can swap the chicken for pork, add hot sauce for a spicy kick, and add Monterrey Jack cheese as a topping.

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  1. Oh my gosh these look so good! I have never heard of a mexican hot pocket before, sounds amazing.

  2. OH my gosh does that looks good! YUM!! I need to try those! We were just discussing what we wanted for dinner!

  3. maggie branch

    These look like a quick and delicious meal to feed your familia on a work night! I am pinning this and putting it in my meal plan for next week!

  4. What a simple and gorgeous looking recipe. I would have to swap the flour for corn, but I bet this would still be amazing. Looks so yummy.

  5. Hmm… I wonder if I can convince the picky eater of the house to try these… he likes tacos so… just maybe! 🙂

  6. Yum! These look so delicious! I will definitely be making some of these this weekend!

  7. Oh yum right up my alley. Quick easy and delicious for a weeknight. Can’t wait to try.

  8. Yum! I never thought of putting red cabbage in my Mexican food. This looks tasty and healthy!

  9. These sound delicious. Mexican food is one that I cook often, as everyone in my family enjoys it. These will be next on the list!

  10. This looks so good. Can’t remember the last time I had Mexican. Definitely making it next week before hubby leaves for America.

  11. Those look delicious. I love the addition of the red cabbage for some crunch. I’d hit mine with a little cilantro and lime juice too.

  12. Cheryl

    We love Mexican dishes. These look delicious.

  13. This sounds delicious. I love chicken tacos or fajitas. They are one of our staple week night meals.

  14. These look so yummy! I have never had the idea to make my own hot pockets! I love it! The fresher the better in my eyes.

  15. brianna

    YUM! They look delish!!!

  16. Ann Bacciaglia

    This is a fantastic meal to make in a hurry. It looks so delicious and easy to make. My kids will love it.

  17. This looks so good! I like my spicy food so I would for sure add some hot sauce on this!

  18. Those look so delicious. I’ve always bought hot pockets but never tried to make any. I will now and I’m sure they’ll taste as amazing as they look.

  19. Rebecca Swenor

    This sounds like a great homemade Mexican hot pocket recipe. We love Mexican foods and hot pockets so this really would make for a great meal for us. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  20. Ooh, these look delicious! We love Mexican food, and this looks easy to make. A definite must try recipe! 🙂

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  21. This Mexican Hot Pocket looks so delish to try. I haven’t really tasted one like this yet but, hopefully, I can do this at home by following the recipe you shared.

  22. Rosie

    I love trying new recipes like this, and wow, does it ever look amazing. And healthy, too!!!

  23. ellen beck

    These sound nice and simple. I like how they are all in a shell. This would also be pretty versitile. I would try beef or even pork in these. I am afraid I would pass on the cilantro, I am one of those folks that it tastes like soap for some reason.

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