Mexican Torta sandwich with chicken , cheese, avocado and pickled jalapeno on a ciabatta roll.
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Mexican Torta

This Mexican torta or Torta Mexicana is a popular Mexican sandwich layered with refried beans, guacamole, thinly cut breaded chicken and pickled peppers. 
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Servings: 4
Calories: 564kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 4 chicken breast halves
  • 4 torta rolls , ciabatta rolls or similar
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup refried beans *
  • 1/2 avocado , mashed with a fork
  • 2 mozzarella string cheese **
  • 1 cup breadcrumbs
  • 2 large eggs
  • 3-5 Tablespoons oil , vegetable or canola oil
  • 1 can pickled jalapenos ***


  • Place the chicken breast halves in between plastic wrap and use a meat mallet or rolling pin to gently pound them until thin.
  • Place a skillet over medium-high heat and coat with oil. Add breadcrumbs to a shallow bowl. Add eggs to another shallow bowl and beat well.
  • Dip the chicken in the egg mixture on both sides, and then coat with breadcrumbs on both sides. 
  • Place in the pan with the hot oil. Cook for a a few minutes on one side, until browned, then flip and cook on the other side until cooked through.
  • Slice the ciabatta rolls in half and toast them.
  • On the inside top half of the roll, spread a thin layer of mayonnaise, followed by a thin layer of refried beans and then a thin layer of mashed avocado. 
  • Top the bottom half of the roll with cooked chicken, a few strings of mozzarella cheese, and a few pickled jalapeños. 
  • Sandwich the roll together. Serve immediately.


*I make these easy semi-homemade refried beans or you can use canned refried beans. 
**In Mexico they use Oaxaca cheese, but since that is not as easy to find here, I use mozzarella string cheese, which is really similar in taste and appearance.
***I love the La Costeña Brand of pickled jalapeños. Try them--they are not super spicy (in my opinion), but they add amazing flavor to the sandwich. They can be found in the Mexican aisle at any grocery store.


Calories: 564kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 28g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 151mg | Sodium: 925mg | Potassium: 301mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 185IU | Vitamin C: 0.7mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 12.8mg