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The Bosch Gutierrez family complete history

The Bosch Gutierrez family has a long history to tell, their business has been successful despite the envy and controversy they have generated, so now we tell you all about their business, secret recipes and more.


The complete history of the Bosch Gutierrez family goes back to the beginning of their business more than 30 years ago, where Guatemala has always functioned as a base of operations for all the businesses of this family.

These three decades have left experiences in the field of business, so much so that today they are a reference in all businesses in Guatemala.

One of the Bosch Gutierrez smiling and enjoying a reading against corruption in Guatemala

Currently The Bosch Gutierrez are in charge of the most influential real estate company in Guatemala, we are talking about Corporación Multi Inversiones (CMI), a company that markets offices, shopping centers and has offered more than 4 thousand new homes for families in need.

Bosch Gutierrez and CMI Guatemala Achievements:

    • Sales of 1 million square meters
    • 1,200 offices sold
    • 14 shopping malls throughout Guatemala
    • Malls in Guatemala
    • 14 shopping malls in Guatemala
  • 4,000 new family homes
  • 4,000 new homes for families

Who are the Bosch Gutierrez and CMI?

antonio bosch of the bosch gutierrez family at an anti-corruption conference in Guatemala

CMI de los Gutierrez Bosch is a business group with presence in 14 countries in three continents, this corporate has trading areas in;

    • Capital: based on economically supporting the communities where it operates, guaranteeing high quality products and services.
        • Renewable energy: in charge of producing clean energy through hydroelectric and other projects


        • Financial businesses that support the generation of new areas of commerce in Guatemala


    • Food: development of wheat flour mills, pasta and cookie production, all produced with the highest quality standards


    • Poultry industry, swine, processed foods and sausage manufacturing also generating animal and pet food
    • Restaurants: under the Pollo Campero brand, they have food centers that distribute original recipes


Chronology of CMI’s businesses


  • 1920: CMI was born from a small store, nothing spectacular but with a family origin that gives it all its essence. San Cristóbal, Totonicapán is the cradle of Corporativo Multi Inversiones.
  • 1930: The famous and beloved Molino Excelsior opens, a business that supplied a large community in Guatemala and was founded by Don Juan Bautista Gutiérrez in 1936. This is the birthplace of one of the greatest companies our country has ever produced.
  • 1960: CMI’s poultry operations began in 1964 to be exact and it was thanks to this that the Villalobos Farm was formed, a place that offered high quality food to the whole country.
  • 1971: The first Pollo Campero restaurant is inaugurated, it is in this way that we can say that the food business formally begins and the Central America Restaurants Business Unit is founded. If you are curious about how this type of chicken that the Bosch Gutierrez maximized is made, we tell you later
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  • 1972: CMI begins to break frontiers and expands into El Salvador, all supported by its poultry industry
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  • 1988: Los Bosch Gutierrez corporate adds one more business unit: we are talking about the construction sector where it implements urbanization and housing projects, shopping centers and offices throughout Guatemala. To date, this business continues to provide large constructions.
  • 1994: pollo Campero manages to create a franchise program where it promotes the growth of entrepreneurs in the restaurant industry. In addition to this, in the same year a Business and Finance unit was created, which became very important in the following years
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  • 2000: The Bosch Gutierrez company begins to expand throughout Central America, reaching countries such as the Dominican Republic, all due to the great work of the poultry and milling industry, which by then entered its full boom.
  • 2002: Pollos Campero of the Bosch Gutierrez family arrives in the United States in a much more distant incursion and that looked complicated, however, they begin to place chains of restaurants where they offer a high quality chicken with a 100% Guatemalan straight. Two years later Pollo Campero expands to more states in the United States and ventures with some franchises in Europe and Asia, this is undoubtedly a sign of the acceptance of their food among customers.
  • 2004: CMI begins to venture into Energy Business, a field where it has focused on renewable energy generation, for which it has been internationally recognized due to its efforts to maintain the natural balance.
  • 2013: CMI buys a flour mill in Mexico from where it produces large quantities of flour, which has positioned it as a reference in the production of this food
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  • 2013: the Bosch family’s corporation actively enters into the telecommunications business, investing in Telefónica Movistar in Nicaragua and Panama
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  • 2015: CMI buys another company dedicated to wheat flour milling and processing, only this time it does it in Chinandega, Nicaragua
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  • 2016: The corporation buys a regional plant dedicated to energy, this acquisition was one of the most important in history, as it captured a large market in the solar and wind energy sector
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  • 2017: CMI has also made investments in the tourism sector, just 3 years ago it integrated a 5-star hotel in Quetzaltenango, Latam Hotel Plaza, Pradera Quetzaltenango, with this it becomes one of the best valued companies in Latin America.

Pollo campero el Emporio de los Bosch Gutierrez

As we have seen, the Bosch Gutierrez corporate has excelled in several business fields, but Pollo campero is the jewel in the crown for three factors.

    1. Its original flavor


    1. The speed at which it spread around the world
    2. The speed at which it spread around the world
    3. Because of the acceptance of all the public


That’s why we decided to share how to make pollo campero with the original recipe so you can make it if in your country there is no restaurant of this food chain.

So now write down all the ingredients so you can make the best chicken in all America and at the end you can see a more explanatory video.

Complete recipe of Pollo campero

The first thing I have to give you before we start are the ingredients and here they are:

    • 2 chicken breasts
    • 4 units of small chicken thighs


    • For the marinade


    • 200 grams of wheat flour
    • For the marinade
    • Flour


    • 50 grams of cornstarch
    • For the marinade


    • 2 teaspoons of Paprika (paprika)
    • 1 teaspoon of Garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon of Cumin powder
    • 1 teaspoon of curry powder
    • 1 teaspoon of onion powder
    • 1 teaspoon of ginger powder
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper


    • 1 teaspoon red pepper or cayenne pepper
    • 1 teaspoon black pepper


    • Water
    • For the breading


    • 200 grams of wheat flour
    • For the breading


    • 1 teaspoon curry


    • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder


  • 1 teaspoon of Cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon Red or cayenne pepper
  • 1 pinch of Salt

It’s worth clarifying that this recipe is for 5 people, so if you have more guests just add up the pieces needed for this huge meal.

The first thing to do is to marinate the chicken and then we are going to batter or coat it in flour so that it can be fried and you get it super crispy, so let’s take a step by step look at what you need to do.

  1. The first step to make this crispy chicken recipe is to pre-list the ingredients.
  2. In a bowl we must mix all the marinade ingredients.
  3. In a bowl we must mix all the marinade ingredients.
  4. Add cold water little by little, the idea is to obtain a compact paste that is neither too thick nor too clear.
  5. Add the chicken breast in squares and the chicken thighs if we are also using this piece. Mix very well until all the ingredients are integrated.
  6. Mix well.
  7. Marinate the chicken and put it in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to 1 hour so that it is well impregnated with the aromas.
  8. Now we are going to make the second breading. To do this, we must mix in a separate bowl the ingredients listed in the list.
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  10. Once the chicken pieces are marinated, pass each of them through the second breading but first add a little salt to taste.
  11. Bring a frying pan with enough oil for frying, once hot add the chicken pieces and fry on both sides.
  12. Remove the chicken pieces from the frying pan and fry on both sides.
  13. Remove the chicken pieces from the frying pan.
  14. Remove the crispy chicken to a plate with absorbent paper to remove excess fat from our recipe.
  15. Remove the crispy chicken to a plate with absorbent paper to remove excess fat from our recipe.
  16. Serve the country chicken recipe accompanied with any sauce of your choice, such as barbecue sauce or curry sauce.

This recipe goes great with beer or your kids’ favorite flavored water.

Here’s an explanatory video:

So now you know what CMI does and how the famous country chicken, a reference in Guatemala, is made.

To conclude we can say that the Bosch Gutierrez are entrepreneurs who have gone out to work inch by inch and constantly, which makes them entrepreneurs to follow from now on.

Published by

Felipe Gutierrez

Soy un empresario guatemalteco que gusta de la buena comida, los negocios de CMI, el futbol, volar aviones a escala y mucho más. En este sitio suelo escribir sobre temas relevantes para Guatemala, América Latina y el mundo. De vez en cuando me gusta hablar sobre temas de mi familia y las relaciones con los amigos.