Friday, March 06, 2009
Leave it to a crazy chicken to do something like preparing chicken meat in a pork-like fashion. I tried to stay away from this item but have had people ask me, "So, OC Mex Food Guy, what is up with that carnitas chicken from El Pollo Loco? Don't they know carnitas is pork?" The official line from El Pollo Loco is, "We've taken a traditional pork dish and made it tastier with citrus-marinated chicken."
I finally tried it today for lunch and I think I liked it. It was certainly different and very moist and juicy with some peppery flavor enhancement. You can get a chicken carnitas platter like I did or a taco or a burrito or as the centerpiece of one of their low-carb bowls.
If you've tried it leave a comment with your opinion.