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New Mexico Chicos 1 lb.

  • New Mexico sweet corn chicos are home grown and dried in the traditional cooking oven called an Orno.
  • New Mexico chicos made from local sweet corn, slowly cooked in traditional orno (outdoor oven) and sun-dried for an amazingly rich flavor.
  • New Mexico orno (outside traditional oven).
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Our chicos are grown in Moriarty, New Mexico. The sweet corn is harvested a few days after it is fresh market ready in order that the kernels are nice and plump.  The corn is put into an orno (an outdoor oven used by the Native Americans and first Hispanic peoples of New Mexico), where the corn is cooked slowly overnight.  The corn husk is then removed and the corn is placed in the air and sun dried for about two weeks.  The kernels are then cleaned and bagged ready for market.  Chicos are an amazingly rich, gourmet food that is added to pinto beans for a rich nutty flavorful traditional New Mexico meal. 

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  1. Exploring chicos 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Apr 2019

    I have heard about chicos, but have never cooked or tasted them. They sound really interesting, and I love to cook. I did some on-line research about chicos, and was able to learn the difference between those made the traditional way, and those using newer, faster method. I ordered these, as they are made traditionally. The reviews on them are very good. I am looking forward to cooking with them; it will be a learning experience for me. I will probably order some to send to my nephew, who is an excellent and innovative cook.


  2. Chico’s are good food 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 19th Feb 2019

    We tried your Chico’s, and they cooked up into a tasty stew in red Chile sauce.
    A recipe or two on the bag would be a plus, as Chico’s aren’t a common Mexican dish outside of Sonora.


  3. Unbeliveably good chicos 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 15th Jul 2018

    I have had a lot of chicos from other producers over the years but this batch from Sichler's puts them all to shame. These chicos have a wonderful rich flavor and a bouquet that is unbelievable. I served them to friends with adovada (made with Sichler's chile powder) and everyone was asking how they can get the chicos. You will not find better on the market.


  4. Chicos 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 16th Mar 2018

    I have purchased chicos in the past from other sources. These have been the best by far. Shared with my sister and her family and they were very pleased also.


  5. brings back memories of my mom and grandma. .. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 28th Dec 2014

    My mom and grandma used to make these for every holiday growing up. I missed them so much. So glad I found this site. Now we can start that tradition again! Thank you Sichlers!!!♡♡♡


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