Argentine Chicken Choripan


Experience a twist on a classic Argentine street food with this Chicken Choripan recipe. Traditionally made with chorizo, this version uses seasoned chicken for a lighter yet equally flavorful experience. Nestled in a crusty baguette and topped with vibrant chimichurri sauce, this sandwich is a feast for the senses.

Argentine Chicken Choripan

Preparation and Cooking Times

  • Preparation Time: 15 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes

Servings and Serving Size

  • Servings: 4
  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich per person

Nutritional Profile (per serving)

  • Calories: 400 kcal
  • Protein: 28 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35 g
  • Fat: 18 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 70 mg
  • Sodium: 750 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g


  • Boneless chicken breasts: 4 (about 600 g or 1.3 lbs)
  • Paprika: 1 tsp (2 g or 0.07 oz)
  • Garlic powder: 1 tsp (2 g or 0.07 oz)
  • Salt: ½ tsp (2.5 g or 0.09 oz)
  • Black pepper: ½ tsp (1 g or 0.03 oz)
  • Olive oil: 2 tbsp (30 ml or 1 oz)
  • Crusty baguettes: 4 (cut into sandwich-sized lengths)
  • Chimichurri sauce: ½ cup (120 ml or 4 oz)
  • Optional toppings: Lettuce, tomato slices, mayonnaise

Method of Preparation

  1. Season the Chicken: Mix paprika, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Rub the chicken breasts with this seasoning.
  2. Grill the Chicken: Heat a grill or grill pan over medium heat. Brush with olive oil. Grill chicken for 5 minutes per side or until fully cooked.
  3. Assemble the Choripan: Slice the baguettes open, place a grilled chicken breast inside each, and top with chimichurri sauce. Add other toppings as desired.
  4. Serve: Serve immediately, with extra chimichurri on the side.

Tips for Culinary Success

  • Rest the Chicken: Let the chicken rest for a few minutes after grilling for juicier meat.
  • Customize Your Toppings: Experiment with different toppings like avocado or grilled onions.
  • Chimichurri Sauce: Make it fresh for the best flavor.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can I use store-bought chimichurri?

Yes, though homemade offers fresher flavor.

What type of bread is best for Chicken Choripan?

A crusty baguette or a French roll works great.

Can I cook the chicken in a skillet?

Yes, cook it in a hot skillet for about 5-6 minutes per side.