Chicken Torta (Torta de Pollo)




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



Torta de Pollo (Chicken Torta)

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What is a Torta? In Mexico, a torta is a very popular type of sandwich that has made its way north of the border to the United States. 
Tortas can come in many varieties and can be served both hot and cold. Torta can mean a type of sandwich, cake, flatbread, or even a type of Italian pastry crust. It can also be used to describe an omelet in Spain. 





Ingredients for Chicken Torta

Meat - Boneless, skinless chicken breast
Oil - Olive oil or vegetable oil
Vinegar - Apple cider vinegar is a tenderizer when used in small amounts.
Chiles - Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
Garlic & Oregano
Sugar
Powder Chicken bouillon
Bread - Bolillo rolls are traditional but Telera, Birote, or French rolls can be used
Toppings - Refried beans, tomato slices, avocado slices, sliced onion, and queso fresco







How to Make Chicken Torta

  • In a blender combine oil, vinegar, chipotle chilies, bouillon powder, garlic, oregano, and sugar, and blend for 1 minute. Place the sauce in a resealable plastic bag. Add chicken and turn to coat thoroughly. Marinate for at least 30 minutes, turning occasionally, in the refrigerator

  • 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 breast.
Chicken Torta


To assemble the Torta: Place roll halves onto a large cutting board, carefully scoop out bread leaving the crust.
Chicken Torta


Line the bottom half of the roll 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. Enjoy!


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