Crispy Corn Tortillas with Chicken and Cheddar


  • 2 jalapeños
  • 2 cups roast chicken, finely shredded
  • 4 oz  sharp cheddar cheese shredded (1 cup)
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 tbsp red onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh lime juice
  • Vegetable oil, for frying


Skewer the jalapeños on a metal skewer or fork and roast over a flame until blackened, 3 minutes. Wrap in foil and let cool slightly. Rub off the skins and remove the seeds, then finely chop. Transfer the jalapeños to a bowl and add the chicken, cheese and cumin. Season with salt and pepper; toss well.

Wrap half of the tortillas in a towel and microwave at high power for 1 minute, until pliable. Arrange the tortillas on a hard surface and pack half of the chicken filling into cylinders across the bottoms. Tightly roll the tortillas around the filling, securing with toothpicks.

In a large skillet, heat 1/4 inch of oil. Line a baking sheet with paper towels. Fry half of the tortillas over moderate heat, turning, until golden and crisp all over and heated through, about 4 minutes. Drain on paper towels. Fry the remaining tortillas.

In a bowl, toss the radishes with the cilantro, onion and lime juice; season with salt and pepper. Remove the toothpicks and serve the Tortillas with the radish salad.

Serve with sour cream.

Author: LivingSpaces

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