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Ingredients Minutes Calories
Prep Cook Servings
5 min 10 min 4
Health Highlights


2 cup Masa harina flour
1 tsp Baking powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 tbsp Vegetable oil
1 1/4 cup Water
4 cup Peanut oil (for frying; about a quart, or enough to be at least 1" deep)
4 chicken breast (196 g) Chicken breast, boneless, skinless, grilled (for filling: shredded or chopped)
1 can (15oz) Refried beans, canned, traditional style (for filling)
1/2 cup, shredded Cotija cheese, Cacique (for filling)
1/2 cup Sour cream, light (for filling)
1/2 cup Gourmet lettuce mix (for filling)
1/2 cup chopped Tomato (for filling)
1/4 cup White onion (for filling; chopped)
1 bunch Cilantro (coriander) (for filling)


In a large bowl, combine masa harina, baking powder, salt.
Add oil and about 1 cup of water. Stir to combine. Add enough water to make a dough that sticks together into a ball, but not so much that it sticks to your hands.
Divide dough into 4 pieces and pat each out to a circle about 4-5“ across and ½” thick.
Cook on a hot, dry skillet over medium-high heat for 1½ minutes each side, or until lightly browned.
Heat the oil to 360-375°F and place gorditas in the hot oil. After about 2 minutes, they will rise to the surface. Turn and cook another 30 seconds.
Allow to cool and drain on paper.
Split open along the side with a serrated knife. don't cut yourself!
Stuff with whatever you like and serve right away.

Nutrition Facts

Per Portion

Calories 1024
Calories from fat 482
Calories from saturated fat 116
Total Fat 54 g
Saturated Fat 12.9 g
Trans Fat 0.1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 10.6 g
Monounsaturated Fat 23.5 g
Cholesterol 228 mg
Sodium 1057 mg
Potassium 1575 mg
Total Carbohydrate 67 g
Dietary Fiber 10.6 g
Sugars 2.0 g
Protein 74 g

Dietary servings

Per Portion

Grain 1.6
Meat 2.6
Meat Alternative 0.6
Milk Alternative 0.9
Vegetables 2.2

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