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May 1, 2019

Chicken Torta (Torta de Pollo)

 Torta is a special kind of sandwich served on a 
roll stuffed with any number of savory fillings. 
The Tortas are traditionally filled with spiced chicken, beans, avocado, tomato, onion, and queso fresco. 

Torta de Pollo (Chicken Torta)



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The Tortas are traditionally filled with spiced chicken, avocado, tomato, onion, and queso fresco.

Ingredients:
  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 2 whole chipotle chilies in adobo
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp chicken flavored bouillon
  • 6 bolillo rolls, cut in half
  • Toppings: Refried beans, avocado slices, diced onions, sliced tomatoes, Queso fresco
Instructions:

  1. Combine oil, vinegar, chipotle chilies, bouillon powder, garlic, oregano and sugar in a resealable plastic bag. Add chicken and turn to coat thoroughly. Marinate at least 30 minutes, turning occasionally, in the refrigerator
  2. Remove chicken from marinade; discard remaining marinade. Grill over medium direct heat for 12 to 16 minutes, turning once. Transfer chicken to a cutting board and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice chicken across the grain.
  3. To assemble the Torta: Place roll halves onto a large cutting board, carefully scoop out bread leaving the crust.
  4. To assemble the Torta: Line the bottom half with the refried beans and then top with chicken slices. Arrange a single layer of each desired topping ingredient on top of the chicken ending with the top half of the bread. Firmly press the sandwich together.

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