Chipotle's Chicken Al Pastor Returns For a Limited Time

Fans of Chipotle's discontinued chicken al pastor got good news. It returns! Starting March 12, 2024, Chipotle will offer chicken al pastor throughout the U.S., Canada, U.K., France, and Germany.

Chicken al pastor became popular in March 2023. Chicken al pastor was ordered per one in five transactions during its run, according to Chipotle's news announcement.

Fans were dismayed when chicken al pastor disappeared from menus in August, only months after its introduction. Many pleaded with the company on social media to bring it back.  

Chipotle has had many failures, but the chicken al pastor was not one. One Instagram user suggested naming their first-born son "Al Pastor" to reinstate the meal on restaurants, while another X user suggested getting it tattooed on their forehead.

Chipotle's al pastor is spicier and zestier than the smokey adobo chicken on the menu. Morita peppers, ground achiote, pineapple, lime, and cilantro marinate al pastor.

Expect a leaner chicken version as it's normally cooked with pork.The most popular way to order chicken al pastor at Chipotle is in a burrito bowl with white rice, black beans, tomato salsa, roasted chili-corn salsa .

cheese, and guacamole, according to vice president of culinary Nevielle Panthaky. This dish "layers for the perfectly balanced bite with the right level of sweetness, acidity, and heat."

In addition to the rebranding, the press release advertised free delivery in certain Chipotle countries. In the U.S. and Canada, Chipotle app, website, and app customers ordering chicken al pastor will receive free delivery from March 14-24.  

Uber Eats chicken al pastor orders over £15 in the UK are eligible from March 14 to 28. In France, Deliveroo will offer €0 delivery with no minimum order from March 14 to 28.

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