Chicken Chicharrones with Green Chiles

Chicken Chicharrones with Green Chiles

There’s no pork in these Chicharrones, but they’re packed with traditional taste. Serve with homemade green chile and caramelized onions for a dish that really wows.

Serves: 4

Estimated Total Time: Approx. 1 hour (+ overnight prep)



1 lb boneless, skin-on chicken thighs
1 tbsp. chile powder
1 tbsp. Worcestershire
2 c. water
6 tbsp. salt
2 tbsp. sugar 

Green Chile
12 anaheim chiles – roasted, peeled and seeds removed
¼ c. roasted garlic
½ c. potato – peeled and chopped
2 tbsp. cumin
1 c. onion - grilled until soft
4 c. chicken stock
2 tbsp. oregano

Caramelized Onions
2 white onions


For Chicken
Pound with a mallet to make thighs even in thickness. Cut into thumb sized pieces.
Combine: chile powder, Worcestershire, water, salt and sugar
Add chicken to brine and allow to sit for 4 hours. Remove from brine and allow to drain thoroughly. Pat dry and fry 2 minutes or until chicken is crispy and cooked through.* Season with salt to taste.
*Please ensure chicken reaches a safe cooking temperature.

For the Green Chile
Combine all ingredients in a medium sauce pan and simmer for 25 minutes. Puree in blender until smooth and strain through a fine sieve. Season with salt to taste.

For the Caramelized Onions
Julienne and sautée onions until soft and brown in color

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Chicken, Chicharrones, Green Chile, Caramelized Onions, Uncooked Flour Tortillas, One Dish Meal