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Mexican Torta sandwich with chicken , cheese, avocado and pickled jalapeno on a ciabatta roll.
Mexican Torta
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This Mexican torta or Torta Mexicana is a popular Mexican sandwich layered with refried beans, guacamole, thinly cut breaded chicken and pickled peppers. 

Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Unit: cup, large, pound, small, small can, Tablespoon
Servings: 4
Calories: 564 kcal
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 ***
  1. Place the chicken breast halves in between plastic wrap and use a meat mallet or rolling pin to gently pound them until thin.

  2. 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.

  3. Dip the chicken in the egg mixture on both sides, and then coat with breadcrumbs on both sides. 

  4. 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.

  5. Slice the ciabatta rolls in half and toast them.

  6. 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. 

  7. Top the bottom half of the roll with cooked chicken, a few strings of mozzarella cheese, and a few pickled jalapeños. 

  8. Sandwich the roll together. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

*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.

Nutrition Facts
Mexican Torta
Amount Per Serving
Calories 564 Calories from Fat 216
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 37%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 151mg 50%
Sodium 925mg 39%
Potassium 301mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 56g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 7g
Protein 28g 56%
Vitamin A 3.7%
Vitamin C 0.8%
Calcium 9.1%
Iron 71.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.