Thursday, February 3, 2011

Chicken Tostadas

These were sooooo deliciously good. And easy. And they're low-cal too.


What you need:
3 cups shredded chicken
1 14 oz can of diced tomatoes with chiles
1 medium onion diced
1 avocado
1/4 cup salsa
2 tbsp sour cream
2 tbsp fresh cilantro chopped
1 cup shredded lettuce
1/2 cup Monterey Jack cheese (which we left out to save even more calories)
8 tostada shells or 8 corn tortillas*

*It's healthier to make your own tostada shells. Coat both sides with cooking spray and put on a cookie sheet in the oven at 375 for 10 minutes, turning once during cooking to brown both sides.

What to do:
1. Bring tomatoes to a boil over medium heat. Add onion and cook for 15ish minutes until the onions are soft. Add chicken and heat through, 1 to 2 minutes.
2. Mash avocado in a bowl. Stir in cilantro, salsa, and sour cream.
3. To assemble the tostadas, spread each crisped tortilla with some of the avocado mixture. Top with lettuce, chicken mixture, and cheese.



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  4. Oh my those look so good that I want some now!
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  5. Wow, those look delish! my mom used to make something similar when I was growing up, but unfortunately I didn't get her great cooking skills :)

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  6. i want to make these when caleb gets home :)

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  9. Oh wow, that looks so good! I'm going to try it!

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  10. nice recipe, very colourful! Great tip about making your own tostada shells, will have to give it a try!

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  12. Looks good and easy to make.
    New follower from the blog hop.Hope you follow back.

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  15. yep! those look delish! i'm just wondering if your oven method makes the tortillas as crispy as actually frying them. sounds like a good idea. just visiting from remodelaholic

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  17. Could we use this recipe on our blog??? Looks yummy email us at! We d love to feature you!!!