Chicken ala pollo seasoning-easy

Marilyn Davidson


Yesterday I was shopping at a Food 4 Less (owned by Kroger/Ralph's). They were demonstrating Chef Merito Chicken seasoning by simply cooking some cut up chicken tenders in the seasoning w/ a bit of oil. I had a taste of the chicken on a toothpick. The seasoning was only $1.88 for the small 3 oz. I decided to cook some cut up chicken tenders for today's lunch which was just the chicken, warmed corn tortillas and lettuce, cheese & taco sauce. After eating 2 tacos, I was full but had left over chicken. The recipe is what I did with the left over chicken.

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As many as can eat a 9"sq casserole


10 Min


20 Min




1/2 lb
chicken tenders-cut up into 1
1 tsp
chef merito's chicken seasoning (pollo)
1 Tbsp
olive or veg oil
small chopped onion
1/2 can(s)
campbell's nacho cheese soup or 1/2 cup of any nacho cheese soup-or your own mixture
1 can(s)
cream of celery soup
1/2-3/4 c
crushed corn chips-i used trader joe's organic corn chip dippers- but anything similar to frito's corn chips will do
1 small pkg
fideo or about 1/4 pkg of spaghetti broken into 1-2
1 tsp
more of chef merito's chicken seasoning (pollo) to add to boiling water while cooking fideo
1 c
canned or frozen corn (thawed)

Directions Step-By-Step

Cut up chicken into small bit size pieces and add 1 teasp. seasoning powder-mix up with hands to coat.
Cook chicken in the oil until done (no longer pink)-the seasoning makes it look yellow. Remove chicken from pan and set aside-add bell pepper & onion to soften in the same pan/skillet.
While doing the above-boil some water a medium size saucepan & add 1 teaspoon of the seasoning-when a nice boil is going, add Fideo & cook about 6 minutes-drain and return to the pan. Add the chicken, soups, peppers & onion & about 1 cup of canned or frozen corn. Stir all together & pour into oil sprayed 9" square casserole dish. Top with crushed corn chips & Bake at 350 degrees for about 20 minutes. No need for the cilantro-I explained that in my intro-LOL-unless you really want to make it pretty.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Mexican
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids
Hashtag: #Dishes