Chicken “Tostadas”

Chicken “Tostadas”

Thin chicken breast cutlets topped with nacho-style topping of refried beans, lightly crushed tortilla chips, cheese, tomato and corn salsa, and pickled sliced jalapeños.

Prep Time

15

Minutes

Total Time

30

Minutes

Makes

4

Servings

4
6-oz boneless skinless chicken breasts
salt/pepper
2
juice of limes
1 1/2
tsp ground cumin
1
tsp oregano
4
cloves garlic, chopped
5
tbsp oil
1
sm onion, chopped
1
sm bag corn
1/2
tsp paprika
1/2
tsp cayenne pepper
1
can refried beans
1
cup water
2
cups chopped tomtatoes
1
sm red onion chopped
shredded cheese
2
cups crushed tortilla chips
  1. Butterfly chicken by slicing each piece across but not all the way through. Pound breast meat as thin as possible, 1/8- to 1/4-inch thick. Season chicken with salt and pepper.
  2. Combine juice of 1 lime in a shallow dish with 1 teaspoon cumin, oregano, 2 cloves finely chopped garlic, and about 3 tablespoons of vegetable oil. Turn chicken to coat in marinade. Do not let chicken set longer than 10-15 minutes in marinade because of the acid content.
  3. Heat griddle over 2 burners or a large skillet over medium-high heat. Grill chicken 3 minutes on each side to brown at edges.
  4. Meanwhile, in 1 small pan heat a tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium heat, add chopped yellow onions and remaining garlic, 1/2 teaspoon cumin, paprika and cayenne pepper, salt, 1 chopped jalapeño pepper. Sauté to soft, transfer to a food processor, add refried beans and 1 cup water. Purée, return mixture to pan and simmer 2-3 minutes to thicken back up a bit and for flavors to combine
  5. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a small skillet over high heat. Scrape corn from cob and add to pan. Char corn to brown at edges, 3-4 minutes. Turn off and add to mixing bowl and let cool.
  6. To corn, add chopped tomatoes, red onion, remaining chopped fresh jalapeño, chopped Fresno, cilantro, juice of remaining lime and salt, to taste.
  7. Top chicken with warm refried bean dip, a handful of shredded cheese, a handful of tortilla pieces, lots of Pico de Gallo salsa with corn and some pickled jalapeño peppers.
Makes Servings

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving ()
        Exchanges: Free*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.