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Chalupas Poblanas

Chalupas Poblanas

Bring a taste of Mexico to your table!  These chalupas, which hail from the region of Puebla, Mexico, are supremely easy to create and supremely delicious!  Enjoy on Cinco de Mayo, or anytime you are hungry for Mexican fare!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people


  • .75-1 lb chicken breasts you may have extra chicken left over
  • ½ tablespoon chicken fajita seasoning I used Fiesta brand
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 7 oz salsa roja
  • 7 oz salsa verde
  • 4 tablespoon lard
  • ½ cup queso fresco use more if you love cheese!
  • few sprigs cilantro remove the leaves for use


  • Add your chicken breasts to a skillet, cover with water, and bring to the boil (with skillet covered).  Lower the heat to med-low to med, and continue to cook for approximately 10 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.  Keep the skillet covered while cooking.
    Poaching chicken breasts
  • Once chicken is cooked through, remove from the water and place in a large bowl, and shred using two forks.  Once shredded, add ½ tablespoon of chicken fajita seasoning and mix well.  Leave on the side while preparing the tortillas.
    Shredded chicken
  • In the meantime, add your lard to a skillet, preferably cast iron.  Turn up the heat on your stove to medium to med-high setting to heat up the lard (until it is shimmering).  The lard should be around ¼-1/2 inch in your skillet.
  • Once the lard is heated up, add one corn tortilla, or as many as will fit in the pan at a time.  Allow each side to cook until the edges turn golden brown (approximately 30-45 seconds) and then flip over and repeat the other side.  Once cooked, drain on paper towels, and cook the remaining corn tortillas in this manner.
    Frying corn tortilla
  • Now comes the fun part - assembling the chalupas!  Add either salsa roja or salsa verde on top of each tortilla.  Then top with your seasoned shredded chicken, queso fresco, and cilantro.  
    Corn tortillas, salsa verde, salsa roja, queso fresco, cilantro
  • Stand back and admire your beautiful creation and enjoy!


This recipe makes 3 chalupas per person.  Feel free to use more or less of the indicated quantities.  The chalupas will be room temperature, so if you'd like to serve them warm you can heat them up in a microwave for a few seconds.  Enjoy this taste of Mexico!
Keyword Chalupas
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