Chicken is so popular that every culture seems to put its own spin on it, and Mexico is no exception. From grilled chicken to complex recipes involving more than 20 ingredients, Mexican cuisine has many delightful surprises in store for chicken lovers.
1. Grilled Chicken (Pollo Asado)
This dish consists of marinated chicken pieces grilled or broiled to perfection. The chicken is usually marinated with olive oil, lime juice, garlic, and a few typical Mexican spices such as cumin or oregano.
The type of charcoal used to grill chicken also has an impact on the flavor. For example, at El Pollo Norteño, we use real mesquite charcoal, which gives our chicken an unmistakable bold, smoky flavor.
To enjoy your grilled chicken even more, be sure to serve it with salsa, guacamole, and traditional Mexican rice!
Mole is a rich, earthy, and complex-flavored sauce that originates from the Mexican state of Oaxaca.
Mole sauce is made with more than 20 different ingredients, including spices, nuts, chilies, tomatoes, and chocolate. The chicken is marinated and stewed in the mole sauce, allowing the chicken to absorb all the flavors of the sauce.
The resulting dish is a festival of flavors that is sure to satisfy your taste buds.
Tinga is a shredded chicken dish with a smoky and spicy flavor. The chicken is slow-cooked with onions, garlic, tomatoes, and chipotle chili pepper.
The dish is a perfect combination of tangy, salty and spicy flavors and is a popular dip or served as a taco filling.
4. Chicken Enchiladas
Chicken enchiladas are a classic Mexican dish is slowly achieving global fame The dish comprises a tortilla stuffed with shredded chicken, cheese, and smothered in a spicy tomato sauce. The dish is garnished with cheese and baked until the cheese melts.
Chilaquiles is a hearty and spicy dish that’s perfect for breakfast or brunch. The dish is made with fried tortillas that are simmered in a chili sauce before being topped with shredded chicken, sour cream, and cheese. The dish is traditionally served with refried beans and guacamole. A delicious way to start your day!
Wrapping It Up
Traditional Mexican chicken dishes are a foodie’s paradise and are perfect for those who seek a fiery and flavorful culinary experience.
Whether you prefer grilled, stewed, or fried chicken, Mexican cuisine has something to offer for everyone. From the earthy and rich mole sauce to the tangy and spicy tinga, these dishes are delicious, easy to make, and can be enjoyed any time of the day.
Enjoy Authentic Mexican Food at El Pollo Norteño
If what you want is Authentic Mexican food in California (including burritos!), El Pollo Norteño is the place to go.
Visit today any of our six locations (Anaheim, Santa Ana, Garden Grove, Lake Forest, and Corona), order online, get in touch through Facebook, or call 866-MI-POLLO to enjoy our authentic Mexican dishes: amazing chicken grilled to perfection over real Mesquite charcoal, caldo de pollo, flan, carnitas, carne asada, and more!