Easy to Make Pollo Fundido

Pollo Fundido, a flour tortilla stuffed with a delicious chicken filling, fried, topped with jalapeño cream cheese, and cheese.

Pollo Fundido
Pollo Fundido means “molten chicken” and it’s a popular Mexican dish that consists of a Chimichanga or burrito (baked or fried) filled with shredded chicken and a Jalapeño cream cheese sauce melted on top

Normally this dish would be a little spicy inside, but I like to make it milder so my grandkids will eat it and enjoy it. You can go mild, medium, or spicy.


Pollo Fundido

What Ingredients Do I Need for Pollo Fundido?

Chicken filling:
  • Filling: Cook chicken breast in a slow cooker, or Instant Pot, or shred a rotisserie chicken.
  • Salsa: Store-bought, or Homemade salsa
  • Seasonings: Ground cumin, Salt and pepper, minced dried onions, and Mexican oregano
  • Cheese:  Mexican blend, pepperjack cheese, or Monterey Jack cheese.

Fundido Sauce
  • Cream cheese
  • Sour Cream or Mexican sour cream
  • Half and half milk or Whole milk
  • Jalapeños or Serranos - add another pepper for spiciness
  • Garlic and Onion Powder

How To Make Pollo Fundido

  • Prepare Fundido sauce by adding all sauce ingredients to a food processor or blender and mixing until smooth. Taste and add additional salt and pepper if needed. Set aside 1 cup for chicken filling. Refrigerate the remaining sauce for the topping.
  • Mix chicken, salsa, cumin, oregano, 1 cup of Fundido sauce, and 1 cup of cheese in a large bowl.

  • Place a large spoonful in the center of the tortilla, fold the sides in, and roll into a burrito.

  • Place 1/2 cup vegetable oil in a skillet and fry the burrito on both sides until light golden brown

Place burritos on a large baking sheet, and spoon Fundido sauce over each burrito.

Place a cheddar slice or shredded cheese on top of the sauce, and place under high broil for 3-4 minutes until melted.

Top with chopped cilantro, green onions, or your favorite toppings.

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Storing Pollo Fundido

  • Store leftovers covered in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 or 4 days. 
  •  Freeze leftovers in freezer-safe containers for up to 3 months. 


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Pollo Fundido