Mexican Chicken and Chorizo – Pollo Fiesta Recipe

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Pollo Fiesta Recipe is a copycat recipe from our favorite Mexican restaurant. This dish is sometimes called Pollo con Chorizo or Pollo con Queso, but all you need to know is this 3 ingredient Mexican Chicken and Chorizo is delicious.

Pollo Fiesta Recipe (Fiesta Chicken)

My family tends to eat most meals at home, but when we do go out, it’s usually to the local Mexican restaurant. We all love their food. You cannot beat quick, delicious and authentic Mexican cuisine.

My oldest daughter always orders Pollo Fiesta which is described on the menu as Chicken and Chorizo (Mexican Sausage) topped with cheese sauce.

Sounds basic enough, right? Since she loves this Mexican Chicken and Chorizo recipe so much, I set out to create my own version to serve at home.

Mexican Chicken and Chorizo

Most of the flavor in this Pollo con Chorizo recipe comes from the chorizo sausage.

Chorizo is a Mexican sausage that is heavily seasoned pork with lots of chilies, paprika and other seasonings. Using Mexican sausage as an ingredient packs a huge amount of flavor with one simple ingredient.

Be sure to use Mexican sausage and not Spanish sausage. The Mexican version is fresh or raw while the Spanish version is smoked meaning it’s ready to eat and harder in texture.

Mexican Restaurant Pollo con Queso Recipe

The second ingredient that packs some serious flavor is queso, or white queso in this instance.

You know what I’m talking about when I say white queso, right? Like the type served at authentic Mexican restaurants. It’s that amazing white dip that you order to eat with your tortilla chips and salsa.

Queso blanco can be found in many different forms at the grocery store, and any version will work. Look for the refrigerated version, the shelf-stable version (either in the chip aisle or salsa aisle), or you can even use White Velveeta. Check out “Pantry Essentials” section in our Amazon store for a couple of options.

Ingredient List for Pollo Con Chorizo

Chicken Breasts or Chicken Thighs (boneless, skinless)

Uncooked Chorizo Sausage (pork or beef)

Queso (white queso cheese or queso Blanco)

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How to Make Mexican Chicken and Chorizo

For the full recipe steps and ingredient amounts for Pollo Fiesta, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post. 

  1. In a large skillet, heat raw pork chorizo, breaking it up as it starts to cook.
  2. Once the chorizo becomes less solid (as the fat releases), add thin-sliced chicken pieces, cooking over medium heat until chicken is cooked and the sauce reduces, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Add queso blanco, and stir until mixed.
  4. Serve with rice, tortillas, chips and/or refried beans.

Notes About Fiesta Chicken Recipe:

  • This is a copycat Mexican restaurant recipe, and it has many different names, including pollo fiesta, pollo con chorizo and pollo con queso.
  • Use Mexican chorizo (raw, fresh, uncooked) as opposed to Spanish chorizo (hard, smoked, cooked).
  • Beef or pork chorizo works.
  • Chicken breasts or thighs work great. Cut into thin slices.
  • Use your favorite queso blanco for this recipe.  I’ve used the refrigerated kind, shelf-stable queso dip, or use white Velveeta.
  • I typically serve this chicken dish over authentic Spanish rice, try this recipe!
  • Serve with warm tortillas or tortilla chips.

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What can I do with leftover queso dip?

If you’re tired of eating chips and queso, it’s time to repurpose that leftover queso dip into something new. Here are 5 easy ways to use leftover queso.

  1. Add it to your basic chili recipe for a cheesy taco spin.
  2. Make cheesy ham and potato casserole but add the leftover queso to the cheese sauce for a little kick!
  3. It’s time to make Mac and Cheese! Add the leftover queso to the cheese portion for a whole new recipe.
  4. Mexican Goulash is an easy weeknight recipe. The leftover queso can be added during the cooking process for some extra flavor.
  5. Fiesta chicken is an great recipe that calls for queso as an ingredient. Keep scrolling for the recipe!

Pollo Fiesta Recipe is a copycat recipe from our favorite Mexican restaurant.  It's sometimes called Pollo con Chorizo or Pollo con Queso, but all you need to know is this 3 ingredient Mexican Chicken and Chorizo is delicious. 

Pollo Fiesta Recipe - Mexican Chicken and Chorizo

Pollo Fiesta Recipe is a copycat recipe from our favorite Mexican restaurant.  It's sometimes called Pollo con Chorizo or Pollo con Queso, but all you need to know is this 3 ingredient Mexican Chicken and Chorizo is delicious. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: fiesta chicken, mexican chicken and chorizo, pollo con chorizo, pollo con queso, pollo fiesta
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 9 ounces Mexican chorizo
  • 1 pound chicken, sliced thin boneless, skinless breasts or thighs work
  • 1 cup white queso

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, heat chorizo, breaking it up as it warms up.
    Pollo Fiesta Recipe is a copycat recipe from our favorite Mexican restaurant.  It's sometimes called Pollo con Chorizo or Pollo con Queso, but all you need to know is this 3 ingredient Mexican Chicken and Chorizo is delicious. 
  • Once the fat as started to render and it becomes more or a liquid, add chicken and cook until chicken is done and sauce has thickened, approximately 10 to 15 minutes.
    Pollo Fiesta Recipe is a copycat recipe from our favorite Mexican restaurant.  It's sometimes called Pollo con Chorizo or Pollo con Queso, but all you need to know is this 3 ingredient Mexican Chicken and Chorizo is delicious. 
  • Add queso, and stir until combined. If desired, add more queso to your taste.
    Pollo Fiesta Recipe is a copycat recipe from our favorite Mexican restaurant.  It's sometimes called Pollo con Chorizo or Pollo con Queso, but all you need to know is this 3 ingredient Mexican Chicken and Chorizo is delicious. 
  • Serve with rice, refried beans, tortillas or chips.
    Pollo Fiesta Recipe is a copycat recipe from our favorite Mexican restaurant.  It's sometimes called Pollo con Chorizo or Pollo con Queso, but all you need to know is this 3 ingredient Mexican Chicken and Chorizo is delicious. 

Notes

  • This is a copycat Mexican restaurant recipe.  It has many different names including pollo fiesta, pollo con chorizo and pollo con queso.
  • Use Mexican chorizo (raw, fresh, uncooked) as opposed to Spanish chorizo (hard, smoked, cooked).
  • Beef or pork chorizo works.
  • Chicken breasts or thighs work great. Cut into thin slices.
  • Use your favorite queso blanco for this recipe.  I've used the refrigerated kind, shelf-stable queso dip, or use white Velveeta.
  • I typically serve this with authentic Spanish rice, try this recipe!

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