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Two Peas and Their Pod: Chicken and Vegetable Tostadas

Friday, April 03, 2009

Chicken and Vegetable Tostadas

Happy Friday! Today is my day off, yahoo! I am going to do some Spring cleaning. Don't worry it is snowing outside, but maybe if I clean the entire house Spring will come. My fingers are crossed:)

Are you looking for a quick, healthy dinner idea? We love making tostadas!! They are so easy and very tasty. We use whole wheat tortillas for the base. A quick note on tortillas...make sure you read the nutrition label and ingredients. Most whole wheat tortillas say they have no trans fat in the label, but in the ingredients you will see hydrogenated oils. That means there are trans fat, so be careful and choose wisely. We like Tumaro's Gourmet Tortillas or Whole Foods tortillas. Sorry to ramble, but this is a pet peeve of mine:)

We don't fry the tortilla. To keep it healthy, we put them under the broiler on high and they crisp right up. Josh likes chicken on his tostada, but I just use vegetarian refried beans. We also top them with taco sauce, fresh salsa, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, lime juice, cilantro, and Josh adds cheese.

You can make these in a matter of minutes! A great meal for weeknights or when you are in a hurry. Add whatever toppings you like!!

Chicken and Vegetable Tostadas

(Printable Recipe)

Whole wheat tortillas
Chicken Breast-Josh covers his in taco sauce and grills it on our indoor grill pan
Vegetarian refried beans
Taco sauce-we use La Victoria
Shredded lettuce
Fresh lime juice

1. Turn on the broiler to high. Place tortillas in the oven on a pan. Cook them for a couple of minutes and then flip them over to heat the other side. Watch them, they crisp up quickly.
2. If you want to use chicken, smother a chicken breast in taco sauce and grill on a grill pan.
3. Cut chicken into cubes or strips.
4. Spread refried beans on the crisp tortilla.
5. Add all of the other toppings and chicken, if using.
6. Enjoy!

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Blogger LizNoVeggieGirl said...

Such a colorful meal!! Fabulous!!

Happy Friday!!

7:07 AM  
Blogger vanillasugarblog said...

I would love one of these for breakfast. Crispy tostadas with veggies and chicken? I'm so ready!

7:09 AM  
Blogger Erica said...

YUM! What a great idea. I love Mexican! Love the idea of placing the tortilla under the broiler vs frying (yuck!). Good luck with the cleaning

7:09 AM  
Blogger kat said...

You know we do fajita & tacos all the time but have never done tostadas, I'll have to add them to the mix.

7:14 AM  
Blogger Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I love these. I buy my tortillas at Trader Joe's, no trans fats and they are really good wheat ones.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Jersey Girl Cooks said...

I love these. I buy my tortillas at Trader Joe's, no trans fats and they are really good wheat ones.

7:18 AM  
Blogger Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

I'm drooling... A fantastic meal!

Cheers and have a great WE,


7:27 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

VeggieGirl-Happy Friday to you too!

Dawn-Come over, I will make you one for b-fast:)

Erica-Broiling the tortillas really crisps them up!

Kat-Hope you try and like the tostadas!

Lisa-We don't have TJ in Utah, so sad!

7:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This sounds wonderful - delicious and healthy and very colorful!

7:41 AM  
Blogger Gaby said...

these sound fabulous! I need one right away!!

7:46 AM  
Blogger Barbara Bakes said...

Your tostadas look great! We love the whole wheat tortillas from Sams Club - Santa Fe Tortilla Company. 100% whole grain, 7 grams of fiber, no trans fats and only 100 calories each. Plus they taste great! I sometimes wonder if they're too good to be true.

7:47 AM  
Blogger Maria said...

Barbara-Thanks for the tortilla recommendation!

7:50 AM  
Blogger Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

great easy and yummy dinner recipe~ thanks for sharing!

7:56 AM  
Blogger stephchows said...

OK I'm totally making your version for dinner tonight! I haven't had tostadas in forever!

8:02 AM  
Blogger Pearl said...

mm that sounds yum! yaay on your day off!

8:08 AM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

I have never made a Tostada in my life, I like that you bake them, YUM

8:18 AM  
Blogger Pam said...

Tostadas are one of my very favorite dishes. Simple and perfect.

8:20 AM  
Blogger Aggie said...

What a great idea! I don't know why I never make tostadas! These look so fresh and yummy!

8:47 AM  
Blogger Mary Bergfeld said...

These look perfect. Simple and delicious!

8:51 AM  
Blogger Meghan said...

We LOVE Mexican food, but I've never made tostadas! I love your idea for broiling the tortillas!

9:37 AM  
Blogger Emily said...

Yum! I am so in the mood for these! I am keeping my fingers crossed that spring cleaning will bring spring too! Hey you did great on the TV show the other day! You certainly made me want to try out your cake!

9:41 AM  
Blogger Jenny @ flutterbyechronicles said...

Those look delicious and have so much color.

9:55 AM  
Blogger pinkstripes said...

I love tostadas. When you are done with your house can you come and do mine too? :P

10:08 AM  
Blogger Debbie said...

Wow..please send some over to my house for dinner. They look wonderful!

10:54 AM  
Blogger Live.Love.Eat said...

Funny, I posted a breakfast tostada today. I agree with you on the labels. Right now I am using corn tortillas because they're only 25 cals but if I use regular I get the whole grain. Good stuff!!!!

10:58 AM  
Blogger How To Eat A Cupcake said...

Yum! The tomato looks so red! And the avocado... DELICIOUS!

11:06 AM  
Blogger Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

Simple, perfect and colorful. One terrific meal!

11:07 AM  
Blogger Cathy said...

I could make these every night and never get sick of them. They look amazing! Good luck cleaning - I guess it is easier to stay in and clean when it's not warm and sunny outside (just trying to look on the bright side! Hope spring gets there soon!)

11:23 AM  
Blogger A. and M. said...

looks very tasty and I am sure that it will taste too..
thanks for the comment in my blog...

12:17 PM  
Blogger Maria‚ô• said...

These look really delish!


12:38 PM  
Blogger Netts Nook said...

Looks like a great Tostadas Love the lime.

1:44 PM  
Blogger KAZ said...

I was just wondering if you have a good salsa recipe? Your tostadas look great!

3:30 PM  
Blogger Cynthia said...

Fresh, healthy and absolutely delicious! Thanks for the idea.

6:09 PM  
Blogger The Purple Carrot said...

What a great recipe ... looks delicious!!!

(You'll have to let me know if Spring cleaning makes Spring come quicker! ; )

8:31 PM  
Blogger Sharon said...

This looks so fresh and delicious! I really need to do some spring cleaning...I have been procrastinating forever!

11:23 PM  
Blogger Donna-FFW said...

This looks so delicious and healthful!!

4:31 AM  
Blogger The Short (dis)Order Cook said...

Yummy dish. Creative use of chicken. You could really have fun making variations on this.

6:07 AM  
Blogger Darius T. Williams said...

Love the healthy twist on these - looks great!

6:17 AM  
Blogger grace said...

awesome! (and that was said in a sing-songy voice...)
this is my kind of food, although admittedly, my serving(s) would have loads more cilantro. :)

6:45 AM  
Blogger sugarlens said...

That's looks amazingly good and healthy! I love all that veggies.

7:32 AM  
Blogger Elyse said...

I love tostadas!! And I'm with you: anything under the broiler is almost as good as frying. Great way to keep it healthy. Plus, I love any dish that I can put avocado on. Looks like a yummy dinner! Hope you enjoyed your day off.

8:46 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Looks amazing! I love the broiler idea too.

9:14 AM  
Blogger Kerstin said...

Love it! Crispy baked tortillas and fresh healthy toppings = nutritious, quick, and tasty weeknight meal!

9:52 AM  
Blogger Dragon said...

This dish makes me think of summer. I can't wait to start bbq'ing again.

4:36 PM  
Blogger Katie M. said...

my kind of meal, girl! I love the bright colors.

5:58 PM  
Blogger teresa said...

Mmmm, this is my favorite kind of meal, fresh, simple and beautiful!

8:39 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

yum! that looks so good! the veggies look so fresh!

8:47 PM  
Blogger Cakebrain said...

these look so healthy and delicious!

9:02 PM  
Blogger Deborah said...

I'm hoping your Spring cleaning scared the winter away!! Tostadas are a staple at our house and yours look wonderful.

7:34 AM  
Blogger NKP said...

Delicious and quick - perfect for busy cleaning weekends.

7:42 AM  
Blogger Monica H said...

I had a tostada for lunch today and it was GOOD!

This looks wonderful.

9:56 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

That sound super, with or without chicken.

5:25 PM  
Blogger test it comm said...

That looks tasty!

1:52 PM  

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