Crispy Chicken Cheesy Gringa
Recipe type: Entree
Cuisine: Mexican
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A gringa filled with crispy chicken and cheese will excite the whole family for dinner!!
Crispy Chicken
  • 1 whole roasted chicken, shredded
  • 4 Tbsp. canola oil
  • 1 tsp. ancho chili powder
  • 1 tsp. chili powder
  • 1 tsp. cumin
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 6" buttered tortillas
  • Crispy chicken
  • Sliced Jalapeno Monterey Jack cheese
  • Shredded Mexican cheese blend (cheddar, queso quesadilla, Monterey Jack)
  • Cilantro, optional garnish
  1. Preheat oven to 450F. Mix the oil with the spices and on a rimmed baking sheet toss with the chicken. Roast for 20 min. or until starting to get crisp. Toss and cook for another 10 min. or until crispy.
  2. To make the gringas, place a tortilla butter side down on a cutting board or plate. Fill half of the tortilla with the sliced Monterey Jack, then chicken and top with a good amount of shredded cheese. Fold over the tortilla and gently place on the Hamilton Beach Panini Press Gourmet Sandwich Maker. Close the lid and heat until the cheese is melted and the tortillas are crisped. Slice into half or thirds and serve. Top with cilantro if using!
Recipe by Noshing With the Nolands at