Mexican-Style Chicken Tortas Recipe

These Mexican-style chicken sandwiches are packed with flavor and so simple to make.
  • Ready in: 2 hours, 30 minutes
  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Chill/Cook time: 2 hours, 55 minutes
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  • Servings: 6 servings

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  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 1½ pounds boneless skinless chicken breasts, pierced with fork or knife in several places
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 6 bolillo rolls or 1 (16 ounce) loaf French bread (not baguette), cut into 6 sections, toasted
  • 1½ ripe avocados, pitted, peeled and mashed
  • Toppings such as jarred jalapeño slices, pico de gallo, crumbled queso fresco

cooking methods

  • Stovetop


  1. In a gallon freezer bag, combine first 3 ingredients; add chicken. Seal well and refrigerate 2 hours or up to overnight.
  2. In small storage container, combine mayonnaise, milk, cilantro and Garlic Garlic Seasoning; refrigerate until ready to serve.
  3. Heat large skillet or grill over medium heat. Remove chicken from marinade; discard bag with marinade. Place chicken in skillet, covered, or on grill; cook until internal temperature reaches 165°F on an instant-read food thermometer, turning once, about 10-12 minutes. Slice chicken.
  4. Spread toasted rolls with mashed avocado. Fill with sliced chicken, jalapeños, pico de gallo and crumbled queso fresco. Drizzle with cilantro-garlic sauce.

Makes 6 servings.

Serve with a green salad.

Serving Suggestion: Substitute tortilla wraps for the buns; or for a lower carb option, omit buns and serve over salad greens.

Make Ahead & Freeze: Prepare step 1. Place Garlic Garlic Seasoning in a quart freezer bag. Place mashed avocados in a quart freezer bag. Place all bags in a gallon freezer bag. Seal well, label and freeze. Thaw completely. Continue with step 2.

Wine Pairing: Sauvignon Blanc

Nutrition per Serving: (does not include toppings) Calories: 570 Total Fat: 30g Sat. Fat: 4.5g Cholest: 90mg Sodium: 1,120mg Carbs: 41g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 2g Protein: 33g

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Restaurant Quantity Recipe! Brought this to the table one night and had everyone assemble what they wanted on their sandwich bread. The hubby thought it tasted like something you'd get at a farm to table restaurant!! Win!
Date published: 2019-09-07
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