Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Chicken Lime Tostada Recipe

We love this recipe in our family. It's super easy to make, tastes out of this world and makes enough to have leftovers the next night. It's a light and summery type of recipe too, with very little cooking required (perfect for hot days). I hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

Salad/Chicken Mix
3 cups chicken, shredded (You can use canned white chicken for a time saver and it still tastes delicious)
4 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded
1 small carrot, shredded/grated
1/4 cup chopped cilantro (optional)

Combine 1st 4 ingredients together in a large bowl and toss w/ Lime Dressing (below). Refrigerate until ready to eat.

Lime Dressing
2 TB fresh lime juice
1/4 tsp grated lime peel
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 cup olive oil

Now assemble your tostadas with your favorite Mexican food toppings.

I layer mine as follows:

  • Crunchy Tostada Shell (cook per the instructions on the box - I put a picture below of what these look like at the store, sometimes they can be hard to find)

  • Refried Beans (I warm mine up in the microwave for a minute or two)

  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese

  • Salad/Chicken Mixture from above

  • Sour Cream

  • Guacamole or fresh cut avocados

  • Salsa (if you have time, make your own pico de gallo)

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Holly said...

That sounds so good - we're going to have to try it! Thanks!

autumn said...

i found this really great and easy recipe for guacamole.
2 med. avocados
1 clove garlic, minced
2 T your favorite salsa (i use pace thick and chunky)
pinch of salt
and of course, you can tweak it really easily. for awhile i forgot about the actual clove of garlic and just did garlic salt and it was still delicious.

Katie said...

We'll definitely be trying this. Anything Mexican and anything with limes.... yum....