As promised here is a Gordita recipe, the filling used is chicken , served with a side of refried beansand a spicy red salsa. This recipe uses only my local European ingredients, substituting everything from the gordita dough to the peppers and cheese.
2 boiled chicken breast (or 2 leg quarters)
1 large tomato,chopped
1/4 onion, chopped
1 banana pepper (yellow wax/Hungarian pepper) chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon (2 ml) salt and ground black pepper,oregano, ground cummin,
1 teaspoon(5ml) of paprika
1 Tablespoon (15 ml ) oil ,any
1. The chicken must be boiled first, let it cool off and reserve some of the stock. Then shred it and put it aside. While the chicken is cooking you can prepare the salsa.
2. Next prepare the vegetables and spices for the chicken filling.
3. Add your oil to a pan once it’s warm add all the vegetables then the chicken and last the spices. Stir to combine all of the ingredients. Cook until the vegetables become soft, about 10-15 minutes. (If the meat and veggies are too dry or begin to stick to the pan you can add a big spoon or two of the reserved stock, this way you don’t need more oil- adds more flavour -and keeps the calories lower.)
In the mean time you can prepare the toppings and warm up your beans.