The Most Delicious Authentic Chori Pollo Recipe

Last Updated on December 3, 2022 by Cristina

Today, we’re going to be looking at an authentic chori pollo recipe. You can probably already tell by the name that chori pollo is going to be a dish containing chorizo and chicken. If you’ve not tried this simple dish yet, I would highly recommend it. It’s incredibly easy to make and is so flavorful. But how do you go about making an authentic chori pollo recipe? And what do you usually serve it with? Let’s take a closer look.

What Is Chori Pollo?

Chori Pollo is a popular Mexican appetizer. While the dish itself is served as an appetizer, it can also be used as a filling for tacos, or a dish to serve with tortilla chips, rice, or veggies – it really is versatile. The dish simply consists of chorizo, chicken, and cheese. Herbs and spices are usually then added to get their distinct chori pollo flavor.

Ingredients In Chori Pollo – Authentic Chori Pollo Recipe

The ingredients for this recipe can differ slightly depending on which recipe you’re using, but our recipe uses the following:

  • 1lb of chicken (preferably tenderloins)
  • 9oz of Mexican chorizo
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder (or chipotle)
  • 1 teaspoon of lime juice
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 4oz of American cheese
  • tortillas (to serve)
What Is Chori Pollo

Nutritional Information Of Chori Pollo

You may be curious as to the nutritional value of chori pollo. Each serving contains the following:

  • Calories: 583
  • Fat: 36g
  • Saturated Fat: 14g
  • Cholesterol: 175mg
  • Sodium: 1275mg
  • Carbohydrates: 6g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Protein: 56g

What Is A Chori Burrito?

A chori burrito is usually a burrito that’s served at breakfast. This popular breakfast burrito usually contains chorizo sausage, scrambled eggs, onions and a selection of herbs and spices. It comes wrapped in a flour tortilla, and is served hot. The chori burrito is one of my favorites, and it’s the perfect way to start the day.

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How Do You Make Chorizos?

Chorizo usually contains three main ingredients: pork, garlic and smoked paprika. Once the seasonings and pork have been mixed together, the mixture is then stuffed into casings and left to cure. The dry-cured chorizo is now ready to eat!

What Spices Are Used To Make Chorizo?

Different regions tend to include varying spices. However, the most common spices to include in chorizo sausage are garlic and smoked paprika. This is where most of the distinct flavoring comes from. Other common herbs and spices you may find in chorizo are oregano, salt and chili pepper.

What Parts Of The Pig Are In Chorizo?

Different parts of the pig can be used to make chorizo. However, typically, pork shoulder (or pork butt) or pork cheek are the cuts of meat used for chorizo sausage. You can also use belly, loin, or jowl. When it comes to chorizo sausage, the higher the fat content the better; which is why back fat is often used. The pork is then coarsely chopped and cured in a casing.

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Authentic Chori Pollo Recipe

Authentic Chori Pollo Recipe

Let’s get down to the reason you’re here – how to make chori pollo. The recipe we’re looking at is inspired by one from Tao of Spice. Feel free to add more or less chili powder to your dish, depending on how spicy you like your food.

Ingredients

  • 1lb of chicken (preferably tenderloins)
  • 9oz of Mexican chorizo
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon of chili powder (or chipotle)
  • 1 teaspoon of lime juice
  • 1/3 cup of milk
  • 4oz of American cheese
  • tortillas (to serve)

Recipe

Step 1: Prepare The Chicken

Grab a bowl and add the following ingredients: oregano, cumin, chili powder, garlic powder, and onion powder. Combine the ingredients well and leave to one side. Remove your chicken tenderloins from the fridge and place them into the bowl, coating the chicken completely with the spice mix. Set aside.

Step 2: Prepare The Cheese Sauce

Grab a saucepan and place it on medium heat. Pour in the milk, along with the American cheese. Once the cheese has melted, reduce the heat to low and prepare the rest of the dish. 

Step 3: Cook The Chorizo

Over medium heat, heat a skillet. When hot, add your chorizo and break it apart using a spatula. It should take around 5 minutes for the chorizo to cook. Once cooked, remove from heat and leave to one side in a bowl.

Step 4: Cook The Chicken

Add the lime juice to the now-empty skillet. This will help to remove any pieces of chorizo that are stuck. Now add your chicken tenderloins to the pan and cook until brown (this should take around 2-3 minutes). Now turn the tenderloins over and cook for a further 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat once the chicken has an internal temperature of 165 degrees, and is cooked through.

Step 5: Serve – Authentic Chori Pollo Recipe

Plate up the chicken tenderloins first, and then add the cooked chorizo. Then pour the cheese sauce over the top of the dish. You can then serve it with tortillas or other side dishes of your choice such as rice or tortilla chips. Enjoy!

NOTE: If you have any leftovers when making this dish, they can be stored in a refrigerator for around 4 days. Be sure to store any leftovers in an airtight container.

Conclusion – Authentic Chori Pollo Recipe

I hope this post has helped you to become more familiar with an authentic chori pollo recipe. Whether you’re making this dish as an appetizer or serving it with a side dish of your choice; it makes for an absolutely delicious meal, and it’s incredibly easy to make. Feel free to adjust the seasonings to your preferences to make the recipe more personal to you.

Do you have any tips or tricks when it comes to making authentic chori pollo? If so, please feel free to let me know in the comments below. Sharing is caring!