Chicos have been a part of my extended family Christmas breakfast tradition forever. I've had many different chicos in my 57 years and these rank up there with the best of them. Nowadays, what appears to me as hominy is often sold as chicos. These from Sichlers are the real deal. These are a little sweeter than any I have tasted and have a nice touch of smoky flavor...they certainly are unique without departing from what I consider authenticity.
I do them simply. Soak overnight then simmer in chicken broth and water with onion, pork hocks and a bit of chile.
Really great chicos. Please keep producing them! It's harder and harder to find good ones.