How to make Grilled Chicken Tortilla at home

By on August 14, 2015

by Leticia Munoz

There is something wonderfully evocative about Mexican tortillas. It conjures up memories of a lazy summer lunch with the whole family. Here’s a wonderful recipe you might want to try at home. It’s so easy to prepare and does not require too much preparation time.


6 cps. wheat or corn tortillas

Note: National Azabu supermarket sells tortilla wheat and corn packs.

6″ (pack of 10 wheat tortillas) ¥515
8″ (pack of 6 wheat tortillas) ¥740
6″ (pack of 6 corn tortillas) ¥390

Sliced tomatoes, avocados and lettuce

1 onion
3 fresh tomatoes
1/2 cup cilantro
a pinch of oregano
a pinch of ground cumin
rock salt and pepper
1 jalapeno (optional)


Cut the ingredients in small pieces and put in a food processor. Be sure not to put it too long as you do not want a purée. If you have no food processor, just dice all the ingredients by hand.

Kids rarely eat spicy food and so it would be best to separate the sauce with jalapeno from the one for kids. Finally, add salt and pepper to taste.

Place in a serving bowl.

11/2 large onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
4 1/2 large tomatoes or 5-6 medium size (not cherry tomatoes), chopped
1 yellow bell pepper (washed, seeded and cubed)
1 red bell pepper (washed, seeded and cubed)
Red kidney beans in tetra pack
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
salt and pepper
grated cheddar cheese
chicken breasts, grilled (without seasoning) and diced

Grill the chicken (until cooked) and bell peppers (for about 5-8 minutes) in oven and cut them in cubes. Set aside. Drain, rinse and drain the kidney beans. Combine tomatoes, onions, garlic basil, bell peppers, beans, and chicken in a bowl. Add lime juice and mix well. Warm the tortillas in the oven for a few seconds before you add the filling. Add grated cheese, salt and pepper last. Be careful not to put too much salt. Roll six pieces and arrange two each on a plate. Garnish with lettuce, tomatoes, and sliced avocados. Pour salsa on top.

jaina-2-1438162Leticia is an international school parent from Mexico and lives in Minato-ku with husband, Jim, daughter Eva, and son, Jonathan.

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