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warm chicken tostada

August 22, 2011


Tonight was my first night of grad school! I loved class and quickly remembered how much I liked being a student.

Whitney is so sweet and offered to make dinner on class nights.

This warm chicken tostada was his first effort and it was fabulous!

Warm Chicken Tostada

4 corn tortillas
3 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
3/4 cup grated jalapeno jack cheese
1/2 small red onion, diced small
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1 garlic clove, minced
breast meat from 1 rotisserie chicken, torn into bite-size pieces
sea salt and ground pepper
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice
2 cups mixed greens
3/4 cup grape tomtoes, halved
1 cup guacamole
Fresh cilantro, for serving

Preheat oven to 400. Lightly brush both sides of tortillas with 2 teaspoons oil and place on a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden and crisp, 10 minutes. Divide cheese among tortillas and return to oven. Bake until cheese is bubbling, about 3 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.

In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon oil over medium-high. Add the red onion and cook until softened, about 3 minutes. Add chili powder and garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add chicken and cup water and season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, until chicken is warmed through and water is almost evaporated, 2 minutes. Stir in 1 teaspoon lime juice and remove from heat.

In a large bowl, combine lettuce and 1 tablespoon lime juice; season with salt and pepper. Toss well to coat and divide among tortillas. Top each tortilla with chicken mixture, tomatoes, guacamole, and cilantro.

recipe adapted from

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Aunt Frannie permalink
    August 22, 2011 9:52 pm

    Your amazing sous chef might be due a promotion!
    Love you both.
    Aunt Frannie


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