Chicken Tortas – The Latin Sandwich

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  • By Sarah Koszyk, MA, RDN on
  • May 30th, 2013

Chicken Tortas: The Latin Sandwich
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Tortas are a great way to spice up the standard sandwich. I love the Latin-flare that tortas provide and the flavors are incredible. Here’s my healthy twist on the standard torta.
Recipe type: Sandwich, Lunch
Cuisine: Latin
Serves: 4
  • 2 cups cooked chicken, shredded (I use leftover chicken from a rotisserie or roasted chicken)
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 2 cups salsa (you can make it from scratch or use a bottled salsa)
  • 2 cups romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 2 radishes, sliced
  • 8 slices red onion
  • 4 slices Jarlsberg Lite cheese
  • 4 bolillos or French bread rolls (you can also use Colombo sliced sweet sandwich rolls)
  1. Slice the bread in half lengthwise.
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the chicken, chili powder, cumin powder, and 1 cup of salsa.
  3. Slice the onion, radishes, and chop the lettuce. Slice the cheese in half.
  4. Place 2 slices of cheese on the bread. Add ¼ of the chicken mixture to each roll.
  5. Add 2 slices of red onion, ¼ slices of the radishes.
  6. Add ¼ of the chopped lettuce to each roll.
  7. Top with the remaining ¼ cup of salsa over the sandwich. Buen Provecho!
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 Sandwich Calories: 408 Fat: 6.7 Saturated fat: 2.6 Carbohydrates: 46.9 Sugar: 6.3 Sodium: 439.5 Fiber: 4.7 Protein: 40.8 Cholesterol: 69.5


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4 responses to “Chicken Tortas – The Latin Sandwich”

  1. monique says:

    Looks delicious! And much better than the Taco Bell I was planning on feeding my girls for lunch today LOL! Thanks for sharing!

    • Sarah Koszyk MA RD says:

      It is good! It’s fast, too! You can make spice up any type of sandwich bread! Taco Bell 🙂 LOL! Such a staple 🙂 They do have the fresco menu for healthier options!

  2. Massage says:

    Wonderful blog.Really thank you! Cool.

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