Chicken Pupusas Recipe
Pupusas are a delightful traditional Salvadoran dish that is both filling and incredibly tasty. These thick corn tortillas are usually stuffed with a savory filling and topped with a zesty salsa and tangy coleslaw. In this recipe, we will be making chicken pupusas that are packed with flavors and textures that will transport you straight to El Salvador.
To make the chicken filling, you will need boneless chicken breast, onion, garlic, cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper. Begin by cooking the chicken breast in a skillet until it’s no longer pink inside. Once cooked, finely shred the chicken using a fork or your hands. In the same skillet, sauté the onion and garlic until they become translucent and aromatic. Add the shredded chicken back into the skillet and season it with cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper. Mix everything together until the chicken is well-coated in the flavorful spices. Set the chicken filling aside while you prepare the dough for the pupusas.
For the pupusa dough, you will need masa harina, warm water, and a pinch of salt. In a large bowl, combine the masa harina and salt, then gradually add the warm water while kneading the dough until it becomes smooth and pliable. Divide the dough into small portions and flatten each portion into a disc shape. Spoon a generous amount of the chicken filling onto one side of the disc, then fold the other side over to enclose the filling. Gently press the edges together to seal the pupusa.
Once all the pupusas are prepared, heat a skillet or griddle over medium heat. Cook the pupusas for about 3-4 minutes on each side until they turn golden brown and develop a crispy exterior. Serve the pupusas hot with a side of salsa and coleslaw.
These chicken pupusas are a hearty and flavorful meal on their own, but they can also be accompanied by pickled vegetables or a fresh salad. They are perfect for a casual weeknight dinner or as a crowd-pleasing addition to your next gathering. Enjoy the taste of El Salvador with every bite of these delicious and authentic pupusas!
- Boneless chicken breast
- Masa harina
- Warm water
- Pinch of salt
- Cook the chicken breast in a skillet until no longer pink inside. Shred the chicken.
- Sauté onion and garlic in the same skillet until translucent and aromatic.
- Combine shredded chicken with sautéed onion and garlic. Season with cumin, paprika, oregano, salt, and pepper.
- In a bowl, combine masa harina, salt, and warm water, kneading until smooth.
- Divide the dough into small portions and flatten each into a disc shape.
- Spoon chicken filling onto one side of the disc and fold the other side over to enclose it. Press the edges together to seal.
- Cook the pupusas on a heated skillet or griddle for about 3-4 minutes per side until golden brown.
- Serve hot with salsa and coleslaw.
Preparation time: X minutes
Yield: Z pupusas
These delicious chicken pupusas are filled with savory shredded chicken and topped with zesty salsa and tangy coleslaw. They are perfect for a flavorful dinner or as a crowd-pleasing snack.
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This Chicken Pupusas recipe is a celebration of flavors and textures that will transport you to the vibrant streets of El Salvador. Each bite combines a crispy corn tortilla exterior with a savory chicken filling that is bursting with aromatic spices. The salsa and coleslaw on top add a fresh and tangy element that balances out the richness of the pupusa. Whether you’re enjoying them as a quick weeknight dinner or as a fun dish to share with friends and family, these chicken pupusas are sure to be a hit.