Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes
Total time: 55 minutes
Number of Servings: 12
This tasty Salvadoran dish is often paired with a traditional cabbage salad called Encurtido Salvadoreño.
- 1 lb ground chicken breast
- 1 Tbsp vegetable oil
- 1/2 small onion, finely diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 medium green pepper, seeded and minced
- 1 small tomato, finely chopped
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 5 cups instant corn flour (masa harina)
- 6 cups water
- 1/2 lb low-fat mozzarella cheese, grated
- 1 medium head cabbage, chopped
- 2 small carrots, grated
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1/2 tsp dried red pepper flakes (optional)
- 1/2 tsp oregano
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- 1/4 cup vinegar
- 1/2 cup water
- Heat oil in a large nonstick pan. Add chicken, and sauté until chicken turns white. Constantly stir the chicken to make sure it is evenly cooked.
- Add onion, garlic, green pepper, tomato, and salt, and mix well. Cook over medium heat until the mixture is cooked through (to a minimum internal temperature of 165 °F). Remove the pan from the stove. Put the mixture in a bowl and cool in the refrigerator.
- While the chicken mixture is cooling, place the corn flour in a large mixing bowl and gradually stir in enough water to make a stiff tortilla-like dough.
- When the chicken mixture has cooled, mix in the cheese.
- Divide the dough into 24 portions. With your hands, roll the dough into balls. Press a hole in each ball with your thumb.
- Put about a tablespoon of the chicken mixture into the hole formed in each ball. Fold the dough over to completely enclose it. Press the ball out with your palms to form a disk.
- In a very hot iron skillet, cook the pupusas on each side until golden brown.
- Serve hot with Encurtido Salvadoreño.
- Blanch the chopped cabbage in boiling water for 1 minute. Discard the water.
- Place the cabbage in a large bowl and add the grated carrots, sliced onion, red pepper flakes, oregano, olive oil, salt, brown sugar, vinegar, and water.
- Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
- Serve with Pupusas Revueltas or as a side for other dishes.