NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Chipotle Mexican Grill has launched its Chicken al Pastor at restaurants worldwide for a limited time, marking the first time the company has introduced a new menu innovation globally.
Prepared in small batches throughout the day, Chicken al Pastor is made with Responsibly Raised chicken, seasoned with a powerful marinade of Chipotle’s signature adobo, morita peppers and ground achiote with a splash of pineapple. It’s finished with fresh lime and hand-chopped cilantro. The chicken is juicy and aromatic with slightly smoky notes and a hint of fruitiness.
“Guests are looking to restaurants for unique menu items they cannot make at home, and al pastor has been gaining mass appeal in recent years,” says Chris Brandt, Chief Marketing Officer, Chipotle. “We’ve put our own spicy spin on al pastor with our freshly grilled chicken and have created a truly delicious menu item that fans will crave. It’s where fire meets flavour.”