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Fast & Easy Dinner: Chicken Picadillo

Fast & Easy Dinner: Chicken Picadillo

A traditional picadillo usually consists of ground beef or pork, but in this easy variation, chicken tenders are featured. The quick-cooking protein is sautéed with onions, garlic, and cumin.

At this point the recipe adds in raisins and olives, but any vegetable mixture would be delicious. The finished dish is served in warmed tortillas. To learn how to make this south of the border crowd-pleaser,


Chicken Picadillo

Chicken Picadillo

Chicken Picadillo


1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound chicken-breast tenders, thinly sliced
1 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, crushed with press
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup salsa
1/4 cup raisins
1/2 cup salad olives or pimiento-stuffed green olives, chopped
4 burrito-size flour tortillas


  1. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat until hot. Add chicken tenders and cook 4 to 6 minutes or until golden, turning tenders over once. Transfer to bowl.
  2. Reduce heat to medium; add onion to skillet and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until lightly browned. Stir in garlic and cumin; cook 1 minute. Stir in salsa, raisins, olives, and tenders; heat to boiling over medium-high heat.
  3. Meanwhile, wrap flour tortillas in damp paper towels and microwave on High 1 minute. Serve picadillo with warm tortillas.

Serves 4.

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MissMarisol MissMarisol 8 years
Mesayme Mesayme 8 years
Yum-my! I'm trying this! But the raisins gotta go... I can't stand sweets in my tangy dishes. Like mandarin oranges in an Asian salad. yuck. :)
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 8 years
I want, I want.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i love that you're always posting recipes like this. although they aren't things that i would eat since they almost always have meat, they are right up my fiance's alley and he's always trying to find soemthing new. i like that you're suggesting that any sub for the olives would be good - and i like that they are in tortillas which is something that i know my man likes ;) the presentation sounds great and since we eat with our eyes first - that's a good thing!
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