Nutrition Facts

Serving Size2 pupusas
Total Fat6 g
Saturated Fat3 g
Cholesterol31 mg
Sodium211 mg
Calcium149 mg
Iron2 mg

Servings and Times


Ingredients and Preparation

Ground chicken breast1 pound
Vegetable oil1 tablespoon  
Low-fat mozzarella cheese, grated½ pound
Small onion, finely diced½
Garlic, minced1 clove
Medium green pepper, seeded and minced1
Small tomato, finely chopped1
Salt½ teaspoon  
Instant corn flour (masa harina)5 cups
Water6 cups
Curtido salvadoreño

Tip: Ground chicken and low-fat cheese help reduce fat and calories.

  1. Directions
  2. In a nonstick skillet over low heat, sauté chicken in oil until chicken turns white. Constantly stir the chicken to keep it from sticking.
  3. Add onion, garlic, green pepper, and tomato. Cook until chicken mixture is cooked through. Remove skillet from stove and let mixture cool in the refrigerator.
  4. While the chicken mixture is cooling, place the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl and stir in enough water to make a stiff tortilla-like dough.
  5. When the chicken mixture has cooled, mix in the cheese.
  6. Divide the dough into 24 portions. With your hands, roll the dough into balls and flatten each ball into a ½-inch thick circle. Put a spoonful of the chicken mixture in the middle of each circle of dough and bring the edges to the center. Flatten the ball of dough again until it is ½-inch thick.
  7. In a very hot, iron skillet, cook the pupusas on each side until golden brown.
  8. Serve hot with Curtido salvadoreño