Chori Pollo is an easy Mexican dinner that doesn’t hold back on flavor. It’s a crowd pleaser, the kind of thing that can be dressed up or down, served at parties or saved for date nights.
I should warn you: once you’ve tried Chori Pollo once, you’re never going to want to stop making it.
So, what exactly is Chori Pollo? The answer is deceptively simple. It’s chorizo (chori), and chicken (pollo), cooked with spicing and covered in cheese.
The rich chorizo provides a big hit of flavor, and the lean chicken soaks all those spices up.
I’ve rounded up 25 absolutely amazing Chori Pollo recipes. There are simple ones, for anyone trying Chori Pollo for the first time, as well as some new takes on a classic dish.
1. Call Me PMC, Chori Pollo
Chicken, chorizo, taco seasoning, and cheese are at the heart of this incredibly simple Chori Pollo recipe. This can be thrown together in minutes for a flavorful dinner that fills you up. Perfect for days when you want good food, fast.
2. Gardening Cook, Mexican Chori Pollo
Gardening Cook adds a splash of sherry to this Chori Pollo recipe, which gives an added depth and richness. Complemented with roasted tomatoes, this is Chori Pollo for an occasion. Date night, anyone?
3. I Breathe, I’m Hungry, Low Carb Chori Pollo
Shredded chicken is cooked in a range of spices – and a generous helping of butter – for a low-carb Chori Pollo that’s ideal for when you’re looking to empty out the freezer.
You can even make it with turkey, for a slightly healthier option.
4. Loaves and Dishes, Chori-Pollo
This recipe is all about simplicity! Chorizo is packed full of flavor, so you don’t need to add that much to get a tasty dish.
Here, chopped green chilies form a bulk of the seasoning, rounded off with Mexican dipping cheese. Dinner made easy (and delicious).
5. The Cookware Geek, Mexican Chori Pollo
One of the very best things about Chori Pollo is how versatile it is. Serve this version with tacos and refried beans, piled on top of rice, or straight out of the pan.
The thin butterfly chicken is tender, and perfectly cooked to retain moistness. Pile it on rice and top with avocado, for a dinner that seems difficult, but is actually easy.
6. Food Fanatic, Chori Pollo
Chori Pollo is a pretty rich meal anyway, but this recipe combines cheese with half-and-half for some added decadence.
The extra creamy sauce means you can go a little crazier with the chili amounts and not blow your head off. I recommend an extra pinch of spice, just to shake things up a bit.
7. Keto Culinary, Low Carb, Keto Chori Pollo
Keto cuts out the carbs, which makes Chori Pollo the perfect Mexican dish for those trying to follow the diet! You won’t miss the carbs because of the blend of seasoning, and the creamy, cheesy topping.
It’s always hard to find low-carb, tasty food, but Chori Pollo hits the brief on all counts.
8. Wayfinder’s Galley, Chori Pollo Tacos
Fried tortillas, stuffed with chicken and chorizo, and smothered in cheese and jalapeño sauce. The only reason I don’t recommend you eat this every night is there are so many other great Mexican recipes out there.
Try this for your next taco night, and don’t be surprised when it becomes a weekly necessity.
9. Recipe Thing, Chori Pollo
Chori Pollo is the kind of meal that once you’ve made it once, you start to make it all the time. The flavors are just that good, and the cooking process is so simple.
Plus, once you’ve had it on rice, you need to try it with tacos, as a quesadilla, with salad, topping beans…
10. BigOven, El Nopal Chori Pollo
This recipe uses McCormick Grill Mates Mojito Lime Marinade, but it’s just as good with whatever your favorite spice mix is.
Chicken is such a versatile taste that you don’t need to be cautious, and the ground chorizo works with any taco seasoning.
11. Under500Calories, Low Carb Chori Pollo
Low-carb dishes aren’t always easy to find. At least, those that still deliver on the flavor front, that is. Mix up this healthier Chori Pollo, and treat yourself to a margarita for all the calories you saved.
12. Greasy Little Birds, Chori Pollo
Using chicken thighs gives you a super tender finish, and meat that seems to just fall apart. They’re easy to cook with as well, which makes them ideal when you’re after a hands-off dinner.
Of course, you can sub breast if you prefer, but I recommend trying the thighs.
13. Butter Addict Gone Paleo, Instant Pot Chori Pollo Sopa (Chicken and Chorizo Soup)
Chori Pollo, with a twist! This Chori Pollo soup is comfort food made even more comforting. The flavors are all there, but the added broth makes it a warming meal for cold winter nights.
The recipe claims the cheese is optional, but I respectfully disagree.
14. Mexican Recipes, El Chori Pollo
There is nothing on this plate that doesn’t look good. Chori Pollo is the best meal when you want a Mexican feast, but are low on time.
Everything comes together really quickly, and the flavors are bold without needing a long, slow simmer.
15. Selene River Recipes, Mexican Chori Pollo
One fantastic thing about Chori Pollo is that it’s the perfect family meal. Even fussy children can enjoy the subtle spicing (and the lashings of cheese).
The spice levels are completely adjustable, without ruining the complexity of the dish.
16. For the Love of Lard, Chori Pollo Mexican Comfort Food
Lots of seasonings are added to a simmering slow cooker in this recipe, resulting in deliciously tender meat that simply falls apart. It’s a hands-off dinner: dump the chicken and spices, leave it to cook, and carry on with your day.
You’ll know it’s done because your mouth has started watering.
17. Extra Schmaltz, Chori Pollo
Grilling marinated chicken gives it extra flavor, and a delightfully smoky undertone. Top with a sprinkle of cheese and an egg, sunny side up, for an incredible Saturday supper.
This meal feels hearty, and the balanced spices are wonderful for big family dinners.
18. Bon Abbeytit, Chori Pollo Aji Amarillo Taquitos
Chori Pollo goes so well with so many things, but it’s particularly good with the sweet heat of Aji Amarillo sauce.
These taquitos can be thrown together quickly, and the combination of cream, spice, crunch, and cheese is irresistible. There isn’t much you can do to improve chori pollo, but this recipe makes a pretty good go at it.
19. Del Marva Life, Chori Pollo
It may sound odd, but everyone is impressed when you serve them dinner in a pineapple.
It becomes a talking piece at a summer party, and the pineapple chunks give an unusual twist to the Chori Pollo flavor. Extra bonus – less washing up!
20. Kroger, Cheesy Chori Pollo
Anyone can master this Chori Pollo recipe, which takes only 30 minutes and can be done in one pan. The end result is authentic Mexican flavoring, with absolutely none of the hassle.
Serve it wrapped in soft, warm tortillas, or spoon it onto rice (or both, if you’re feeling hungry).
21. Taste and See, Chori Pollo with Cheese Sauce
This is a neat take on the classic Chori Pollo dish. Start with a grilled chicken breast, top with a spicy chorizo and onion mix, and then spoon over a creamy cheese sauce.
It looks pretty sophisticated when plated, but keeps those deep and traditional flavors. A good choice for someone hoping to impress, who perhaps doesn’t quite have impressive cooking skills.
22. RCH Reviews, Chori Pollo
The chorizo brings the flavoring here, supported by the sharp cheese that’s really loaded on. The result is a simple, comforting dish.
Chori Pollo doesn’t need to be complicated to be good – as long as you’ve got good chorizo and cheese, that’s all the richness you need. Throw on some chili powder if you like it spicy.
23. Confessions of a Foodie, Mexican Chorizo Chicken
Okay, this one isn’t technically Chori Pollo, but it’s too good to miss out. Rather than using chicken and chorizo, this recipe turns the chicken into the chorizo. Once you’ve mixed this up, melt some cheese on top, and stuff it into a taco.
24. Better Homes and Gardens, Chori Pollo Pizza
Is there anything that can’t be improved by adding it to a pizza? The answer is no, as you’ll immediately discover when you try this recipe for Chori Pollo pizza.
Pizza dough works like a tortilla, holding all the ingredients together for you to devour. And what part of chicken, chorizo, and cheese doesn’t sound great on a pizza?
25. What’s for Dinner Around the World, Chori Pollo
Chori Pollo is a fairly simple recipe, but that doesn’t mean I can’t benefit from seeing someone else have a go! This video recipe will show you just how quick and easy it is to make a filling meal of Chori Pollo.
You can even follow along yourself, to make sure it’s just right.