Chori Pollo

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Learn how to make Chori Pollo - the flavor-packed Mexican family meal that's on the table in just 30 minutes!

What do you get if you combine seasoned chicken, caramelized onions, delicious chorizo and gooey melted cheese?

You get Chori Pollo (pronounced 'shore-ee-poy-oh') - the Mexican meal that's about to become your family's new favorite!

Chori Pollo translates to chorizo chicken - a killer combination that's hearty, flavorful and keto friendly too! 

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A quick and easy dinner

Once you've prepared this meal once, it's a recipe you'll come back to over and over again because it's just so darned easy! And if you need to save even MORE time on those busy weeknights, you can even use leftover - or rotisserie - chicken instead of the uncooked chicken breasts.

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The chorizo

Chorizo is a spicy pork sausage, usually cured with paprika. You can find Spanish and Mexican chorizo in stores - we've used the Mexican kind in this recipe. There are sweet varieties of chorizo available if you (or your kids) don't want your Chori Pollo to be too hot. We find that the sweetness of the caramelized onion really helps balance out the heat in this dish.

This recipe uses chorizo links, but you could also use cooked chorizo in a pinch. 

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How to serve Chori Pollo

  • Put it into tacos (either soft or hard) or burritos
  • Put inside corn tortillas for a gluten-free option 
  • Serve with nachos or chips
  • Serve over regular or Mexican rice (or, for a keto-friendly option, cauliflower rice)
  • Pair with a side of refried beans and Pico de Gallo
  • Serve with a blob of soured cream and some sliced avocado
  • Top with a squeeze of lime and a handful of chopped cilantro, and enjoy it just as it comes!
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Chori Pollo is one of those great meals that seems to taste even better when reheated the next day and it actually keeps well for several days in the fridge. It freezes well too - so why not make a double batch and have this magnificent Mexican meal on hand ahead of time!


Chori Pollo

    2 Servings


  • 12 ounces Chicken Breast, (boneless and skinless)
  • 6 ounces Yellow Onion, (basically half an onion)
  • 3 links Mexican Chorizos
  • 1/4 cup Sherry Cooking Wine
  • 2 cloves Garlics
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1 tablespoon Unsalted Butter
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1 ounce White Mexican Dipping Original Cheese
  • 1 ounce Half & Half


  1. Chop the onion and dice the garlic.
  2. Mix the spices together.
  3. Halve the chicken breast (you can bash it out a little thinner if required).
  4. Melt the butter in a pan over medium heat and add the chopped onion. Cook gently until it begins to caramelize, then stir in the garlic and spices.
  5. Cook for a minute, stirring continuously, then pour in the sherry.
  6. Cook until almost all the liquid has evaporated
  7. Remove the cooked onion from the pan and set aside.
  8. Add the chorizo to the pan and break it up with a spoon whilst cooking over medium heat. Continue to cook until the chorizo is done, (try to get a few crispy bits for added flavor).
  9. Remove the chorizo from the pan and set aside.
  10. Add the olive oil to the pan, then add the chicken. Cook until it has a nice, golden crust.
  11. Meanwhile, prepare the cheese sauce. Simply heat the cheese and cream together gently, stirring until thoroughly combined.
  12. Place the chicken on the serving plate, cover with the onion/spice mixture, then spoon the chorizo on top. Finally, top with the cheese sauce.


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Author: The Editors at Food Fanatic
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 156
Calories 311

% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g
  Saturated Fat 5g
Sodium 361mg
Total Carbohydrate 1g
  Dietary Fiber 0g
  Sugars 0g
Protein 24g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
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