Chicken Gorditas with Salsa Mexicana Recipe

Chicken Gorditas with Salsa Mexicana Recipe

¡Share your recipe with us!


Step 1 Boil the chicken until fully cooked, allow it to cool and shred. Set aside.
Step 2 In a mixing bowl, combine the masa flour, all-purpose flour, baking powder, water, lard and salt. Incorporate the chicken and mix well.
Step 3 Form 2-3-inch diameter balls and press them to form 1/2-inch-thick disks.
Step 4 Heat enough oil to fry the gorditas in a frying pan and fry in batches. Flip once when golden. 
Step 5 Pat dry with a paper towel and allow the fried gorditas to cool until manageable.
Step 6 Slit the gorditas with a knife and fill with minced onion, cilantro and Salsa Mexicana. Serve immediately.



Alternatively, substitute chicken for another protein, including cheese, pressed pork rind and pulled pork


  • Calories: 706 
  • Fat: 20.4g 
  • Carbs: 95.1g 
  • Protein: 35.6g 


  • 1 lb. chicken breast
  • 1 lb. Corn masa dough flour
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1.5 cups warm water
  • 2 tbsp lard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Cooking oil as needed

Print recipe

Print recipe


Mexico Rico
Mexico Rico