Gorditas are made using the same dough you would use to make flour tortillas except you roll the dough into smaller and slightly thicker patty sections. Along with making some gorditas you can roll out some tortillas to serve along side your other dishes. Gorditas are very popular throughout Mexico and are sold for a buck, maybe even less depending on the filling! They’re a convenient bite to eat on-the-go. There are all kinds of Gorditas stuffed with you name it, very tasty and one of my favorite things to eat in the early afternoon.

Chicken Gorditas with Potato and Green Sauce
Yields 8
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  1. 3 cups all-purpose flour
  2. 3/4 cups softened butter
  3. 3/4 cups hot water
  4. 1 tsp. salt
  5. 2 tsp. baking powder
  1. 2 large chicken breasts, poached in water, drained, and shredded
  2. 2 russet potatoes, peeled and cut into small cubes
  3. 8 jalapeños
  4. 2 tomatoes
  5. 1/2 white onion
  6. 4 garlic cloves
  7. handful fresh cilantro
  8. 2-4 chicken bouillon cubes, according to taste (add one at a time tasting as go)
  9. 1 tsp cumin
  10. 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  11. 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  12. 3/4 cups water
  13. 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
Gordita Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder. Make sure salt and baking powder are well incorporated into the flour.
  2. Add butter and with your hands, incorporate the butter into the flour. You can also use a food processor but careful to not over mix.
  3. Add hot water and continue to knead dough. Once the dough comes together, form into a ball. Cover dough and allow it to rest for approx. 45 minutes at room temperature.
  4. After 45 min. heat your griddle on medium
  5. Separate dough into 8 sections and form into balls.
  6. Using a roller, extend the dough to make approx. 1/4 inch thick gorditas
  7. Place the gordita on the hot griddle and cook until brown blotches begin to appear, then flip and cook the other side – approx. 1 1/2 to 2 minutes on each side if your griddle has heated properly.
  8. Once cooked, place between two kitchen cloth towels to keep warm while you make the rest.
  9. When you are ready to fill them, using a sharp knife, make a slit around half of your gorditas to form a pocket.
Filling Instructions
  1. In a large pot, add jalapeños and tomatoes and cover with water. Cook until jalapeños and tomatoes are soft.
  2. Drain water
  3. In a blender, add cooked jalapeños, tomatoes, onion, garlic, and cilantro. Blend until smooth.
  4. In a large pot, add vegetable oil and heat.
  5. Add green salsa and bring to a boil.
  6. Reduce heat.
  7. Add chicken bouillon (1 or 2 to start), cumin, and garlic and onion powder. Stir until bouillon cubes dissolve. Taste and if necessary, add more chicken bouillon.
  8. Stir in potatoes and water. Cover and cook until potatoes are very soft and break apart easily.
  9. Add shredded chicken. Stir and cook for 10-15 more minutes or until flavors combine and the liquid begins to evaporate.
  10. Remove stew from heat and allow to cool a little bit before filling your gorditas.
  1. When spooning the filling into the gorditas, drain enough liquid to prevent the gorditas from falling apart once stuffed.
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