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Pollo Fundido Recipe

Savory seared chicken strips are simmered in a rich, creamy queso blanco sauce seasoned with diced green chilies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dinner, Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican, Tex Mex
Servings: 4
Calories: 209kcal


  • 3 large chicken breasts slivered
  • 1 large white onion thinly sliced
  • 1 15 oz can queso blanco white cheese sauce
  • 1 4 oz can diced green chili peppers

To Make The Chili Salt

  • 1/8 cup sea salt
  • 1/8 cup chili powder
  • pinch cayenne pepper
  • pinch smoked paprika


Making The Chili Salt

  • Add all of those ingredients together, and use a fork to stir them together until evenly combined.
  • Pat the chicken breasts dry with paper towels. Season each chicken breast liberally with the prepared salt seasoning. Set aside.
  • In a large skillet, melt a two tablespoons of butter. Once melted & hot add the onions. Stir the onions, cooking them until tender and lightly caramelized. Remove them from the skillet and set aside.
  • Season the chicken liberally with the prepared salt, to your preference. Add them to the hot skillet and cook, turning as needed, until the chicken's cooked through.
  • Transfer the cooked breasts to a cutting board and thinly slice them into strips. Transfer the strips back to the pan.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the queso sauce & green chiles. Whisk them together until combined.
  • Add the onions back to the skillet, and stir them in with the cooked chicken strips. Pour the white sauce evenly out over the chicken and onions.
  • Bring the mixture to a slow simmer, and let it simmer for 5 minutes- stirring occasionally. Cover in between stirrings.
  • Serve as is over a bed of rice, or serve it Mexican buffet style with tortillas and all the fixings on the side.


recipe adapted from Neagle's Nest


Calories: 209kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 109mg | Sodium: 3737mg | Potassium: 682mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 51IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 1mg