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
Salsa
Shredded lettuce
Fresh lime juice
Cilantro
Avocado
Cheese

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!

Maria Lichty

I’m Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. 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

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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!!!!

  6. 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!)

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

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

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

  9. 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. 🙂

  10. 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.

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

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