Our chico sweet corn is grown in the mild, cool climate of Northern New Mexico where the sugar's of the corn set so well. The sweet corn is harvested a few days after it is fresh-market ready so the kernels are nice and plump. The corn is put into an horno, 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.
I had Chicos several years ago and loved them in pinto bean soup and have purchased them a second time now because they are so good
Virginia 16th Oct 2021
Chicos 1lb Bag
The best I have since we moved to Oregon. Great customer service too.
Mary Donivan5th Oct 2021
Absolutely love chicos!
I had chicos for the first time a few years ago at Tomasita's in Santa Fe. They add such an amazing pop of flavor to pintos. My husband found them online at Sichler's and we have been hooked ever since. We live in Colorado and really miss real New Mexican food. Thank goodness for Sichler's.
Dan Jeppson29th Sep 2021
Appeared somewhat smaller than others I had but they plumped up nicely after a hot water soak. Great flavor with the hint of smoky which is the main thing. Glad to find a good source as they are hard to find in extreme northwest California! Thanks for the speedy shipping as well, Dan
Tammi27th Sep 2021
We first bought chicos from a roadside vendor who suggested adding them to pinto beans. Oh, my! Really delicious! We searched online to find more chicos, and found Sichler’s. Great product and great service.
James G Hair13th Apr 2021
Excellent product and great service. Thanks
Barbara21st Mar 2021
Thank u so much I have not had chicos in such a long time,I could not find them in denver ,but I'm glad new mexico always has good stuff ,thank goodness my dad was from new mexico,again thank u
Terence Rogers19th Feb 2021
I havea restaurant up in Denver and we love Sichler's chicos. We use them in stews, grind them into a powder for seasoning, a wonderful ingredient not found many places, our customers love it!
Rod Stormshak7th Feb 2021
Wife just made a pot of pinto beans and added the chicos which were nice and plump and sweet when done and tasted so good that I had to have a second helping