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Authentic Entomatadas

Make the best Entomatadas ever! These are a traditional and delicious Mexican dish made with lightly fried corn tortilla, filled with shredded chicken and covered in a homemade tomato sauce.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 12 Entomatadas
Calories 390kcal
Author Ana Frias


  • For the tomato sauce:
  • 4 roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 jalapeño
  • 2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 onion 
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Kosher salt & fresh pepper to taste
  • For the entomatadas
  • 12 corn tortillas
  • 1/4 cup avocado or vegetable oil 
  • 2 to 3 cups shredded chicken I use rotisserie chicken or the filling of your choice
  • Queso fresco for topping 
  • Shredded lettuce for topping
  • Mexican crema for topping
  • Avocado for topping


  • To make the tomato sauce:
  • Roast the tomatoes and jalapeño in a skillet or pan over medium high heat. Make sure all sides are roasted evenly. 
  • In a separate medium to large pan, heat the oil on medium to high heat. Add the onion and garlic and sauté until onion is translucent, about 3 minutes. 
  • Once the tomatoes and onions have cooled off, add them to a blender along with 1/2 cup water. Puree until smooth. Note: Remove the tomato stems prior to blending
  • Pour the tomato sauce in the same pan you cooked the onions and garlic. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low.  Simmer for about 10 minutes. 
  • To make the entomatadas
  • Heat half the oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. When the oil is very hot, add one tortilla at the time and cook each side for about 5 seconds or until tortilla is lightly fried. The tortillas should still be pliable for folding so make sure they're not fried for too long (See video on blog post on how to do this quick frying) 
  • As you fry each tortilla, place on a plate with a paper towel. Repeat with remaining tortillas and add more oil if necessary. 
  • To assemble the entomatadas, dip each tortilla into the warm tomato sauce and place them on the serving plates. Fill with some shredded chicken (or your favorite filling) and either fold the tortilla or roll them like an enchilada. 
  • Top with remaining sauce and sprinkle queso fresco and other toppings of your choice. 
  • Serve immediately as they are best when eaten warm before the tortilla gets too soggy. 


When roasting the tomatoes, place aluminum foil in the skillet to prevent burn marks  and for easier cleaning.


Serving: 3entomatadas | Calories: 390kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 45mg | Sodium: 429mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g