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Cemita Poblana
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
35 mins

Cemita poblana is a traditional Mexican sandwich full of flavors that is filled with breaded chicken, pork or beef, as well as avocado, Oaxaca cheese and chipotle.

Course: Main Course, Sandwich
Cuisine: Latin American, Mexican
Servings: 4 people
Author: Kriszti Terei-Vigh
  • 4 eggs , beaten
  • 3 cups bread crumbs
  • 4 chicken cutlets
  • Salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ cup canola oil
  • 4 cemitas (brioche rolls topped with sesame seeds)
  • 2 avocados , peeled, pitted and chopped
  • 10 oz. grated queso oaxaca (Mexican cheese) or grated mozzarella
  • 1 red onion , sliced
  • 12 leaves pápalo (Bolivian cilantro)
  • 4 chipotle peppers (or pickled jalapeño), cut into thin slices
  • Olive oil
  1. Place the eggs and breadcrumbs in two shallow separate dishes.

  2. Season the cutlets with salt and pepper.

  3. Then dip in eggs, then breadcrumbs. Set aside.
  4. Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and fry the cutlets, turning them once, until golden brown on both sides (about 4 to 5 minutes per side).
  5. Place the cutlets on paper towels.
  6. Slightly toast the cemitas.
  7. Open up the cemita roll, and place 1 chicken cutlet in the bottom half of each cemita. Garnish with avocado, and a generous dose of cheese, sliced ​​onion and slices of chipotle.
  8. Drizzle with olive oil.
  9. Cover with the top side of the bread.