Homemade Pollo Loco: A Flavorful Fiesta on Your Plate!
Embark on a flavorful fiesta with our Homemade Pollo Loco recipe! Sliced chicken strips are brought to life in a delicious blend of spices, including garlic, onion, paprika, and more. Paired with perfectly seasoned rice and topped with store-bought queso cheese, this dish is a culinary celebration waiting to be enjoyed!
- 2 pounds of chicken, sliced into strips
- 2 tablespoons of butter
- Garlic, onion, salt, pepper, and paprika (for seasoning)
- 4 cups of water
- 2 cups of white rice
- 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons of Knorr’s tomato bouillon with chicken flavor
- Garlic and onion powder, salt, and pepper
- Store-bought queso cheese
- Chicken Preparation: Start by melting 2 tablespoons of butter in a pan over medium heat. Add the sliced chicken strips to the pan and season them with garlic, onion, salt, pepper, and paprika. Cook the chicken until it begins to caramelize, resulting in that savory and slightly crispy texture.
- Rice Cooking: In a separate pot, combine 4 cups of water and 2 cups of white rice. Add 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil to the water, along with 3 tablespoons of Knorr’s tomato bouillon with chicken flavor, as well as garlic and onion powder, salt, and pepper. Cook the rice for approximately 25 minutes, or until it’s perfectly tender. Once done, fluff the rice with a fork.
- Plating: To serve, start by placing a generous portion of the seasoned rice on your plate. Top it with the succulent, caramelized chicken strips.
- Finishing Touch: To complete the dish, drizzle your creation with store-bought queso cheese. This creamy, cheesy goodness adds the final layer of flavor to your Homemade Pollo Loco.
Get ready to enjoy a culinary celebration of flavors and textures with this Homemade Pollo Loco. From tender chicken to perfectly seasoned rice and the creamy queso topping, every bite is a taste of fiesta on your plate! 🎉🍗🍚🧀