Homemade Pollo Loco

Indulge in the delightful flavors of Homemade Pollo Loco, a tantalizing dish that brings together tender chicken strips, flavorful rice, and a creamy queso topping. With just a handful of ingredients, you can recreate this Mexican-inspired favorite in the comfort of your own kitchen.

Begin by preparing the succulent chicken strips. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat and add the sliced chicken. Season generously with garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, and a sprinkle of paprika for a touch of warmth. Cook the chicken until it’s golden brown and cooked through, ensuring each strip is packed with flavor.

While the chicken cooks, turn your attention to the fragrant rice. In a pot, bring water to a boil and then add in vegetable oil, Knorr tomato bouillon with chicken flavor, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Stir until the flavors meld together, then add the white rice. Reduce the heat to low, cover, and let the rice simmer until it’s tender and has absorbed all the delicious flavors.

Once the chicken and rice are ready, it’s time to assemble your Homemade Pollo Loco. Plate a generous serving of the seasoned rice, then top it with the flavorful chicken strips. To add an extra layer of indulgence, drizzle or spoon store-bought queso cheese over the chicken and rice, allowing it to melt slightly and create a creamy, cheesy finish.

Serve your Homemade Pollo Loco hot and enjoy the explosion of flavors with every bite. Whether it’s a casual weeknight dinner or a festive gathering with friends and family, this homemade version of a classic favorite is sure to be a hit. So gather your ingredients and treat yourself to a delicious taste of Mexico right at home. Bon appétit!

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