Chicharron De Pollo

(Crispy Chicken Bites)

Switch up your chicken nugget routine with this chicharron de pollo recipe!  Delightfully marinated chicken dredged in a deliciously seasoned flour mixture and fried to perfection.

This translates as “crispy chicken bites.” So, basically, a Caribbean version of chicken nuggets. The recipe often contains rum in the marinade, but it’s not necessary to obtain a delicious outcome.

What is Chicharron de Pollo?

What is the Best Thing to Fry Chicken In?

I like to use vegetable or canola oil. However, I have a few friends who prefer peanut oil. It’s honestly up to you and your taste preferences. 

Use other spices – If preferred, you can add more spices or use your own. It just won’t be a traditional version of this recipe if you do.

Tips For The Best Chicharron de Pollo


BRINE: chicken breasts Kosher salt SEASONING: garlic cloves sazon oregano

1. Add 2 cups of water and 2 tbsp of Kosher salt to a large bowl and mix well. 2. Chop the chicken breasts into bite-size pieces and then place it in the salt brine. Let it sit for 30 minutes.