Pollo Fundido

Total Time
1hr
Prep
30 mins
Cook
30 mins

My husband loves to order this at Garcias, and so we had to find a recipe to make it at home. We found one on the web and have changed it a little to suit us.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Boil chicken in water (or broth) until cooked through.
  2. Let cool enough to handle, and then shred. Place in large mixing bowl.
  3. Saute green pepper and onion in a small amount of butter or oil until pepper is tender and onion is translucent.
  4. Add to chicken in bowl.
  5. If you have a deep fryer, fill it up and turn it on. If not, heat up 2 inches of oil in a large fry pan over medium-high heat.
  6. While the oil is heating, make sauce. Combine cream cheese, sour cream, jalapeños, half and half, and garlic cloves together in a blender. Blend on high speed until smooth.
  7. Add half of the sauce mix to the chicken mixture.
  8. Add 1/2 cup of cheese to chicken mixture, and stir to combine all together.
  9. Place approximately 1/2 cup of chicken mixture on a tortilla and roll up "burrito style". Repeat for remaining mixture.
  10. Fry "burritos" in oil until golden brown, turning once if frying in a fry pan.
  11. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  12. Preheat oven to 325°F.
  13. Place chicken "burritos" in a large glass pan (9x13 is recommended).
  14. Pour remaining sauce over the top (you can reserve about 3/4 cup, if desired, for serving on the side).
  15. Sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  16. Place in oven for approximately 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
Most Helpful

4 5

Not the same as the stuff you get in a restaurant, but definitely delicious. I did not use onions since my family doesn't like them, but I sauteed the peppers with some onion powder for flavor. The recipe does not tell you what to do with the peppers, so I just mixed them in with the sauce that I poured on top. I also baked instead of fried them, and they were great. I used evaporated milk instead of half and half, low fat sour cream, reduced fat cheese, and fat free cream cheese. My family loved them and I have a picky 3 and 5 year old.

5 5

Just as good baked. Spray with oil, bake at 425 17-20 minutes. once crunchy, top with sauce and replace in oven until melted. We also used light cream cheese & sour cream. Reheats great.

5 5

My BH & I really enjoyed this recipe. We cut the recipe in half which made 5 large burritos. I've never made a fried burrito before & this one came out delicious. It was creamy on the inside and still carried the crunch even after baking. We had it with a side of lettuce topped with sour cream and re-fried black beans. Would do this again. Thanks for posting.