Chicken Tostadas

Chicken Tostadas from 101 Cooking For TwoA tasty Mexican dish. Braise some chicken in spiced up broth then shred, spice some more and add to a toasted tortilla and then top with your favorite toppings. Nothing can go wrong with all that going for you.

I had a couple of skinless boneless chicken breast that I had slated for a roasting but they were huge and would not roast well. Plus I want Mexican tonight so I modified one of last years top posts Spicy Mexican Shredded Pork Tostadas (Tinga)  into a chicken recipe. Excellantoooo…

Rating

 Almost a five.

Notes: You can braise the chicken on the stove top like I did. Or a couple of hours covered in a 300 degree oven or even 3-4 hours on high in a crock pot. Take your choice.

Trim about 1 1/2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast. That is 3 normal size ones or two huge breasts. Slice into 1/2 inch slices.

In a large pan, combine a 14oz can chicken broth, one medium chipped onion, 2 T chili powder,1 t cumin, and 1/2 t garlic powder.

Add the sliced chicken.

Bring to boil, then cover and decrease heat to simmer. You can braise the chicken on the stove top like I did. Or a couple of hours covered in a 300 degree oven or even 3-4 hours on high in a crock pot. Take your choice.

Simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

Remove the chicken to a cutting board and shred with two forks. Discard liquid.

Add 1 t oil to pan and add the chicken back over medium high heat. Add 1 T chili powder, 1/2 t salt, 1/2 t cumin, 1/4 – 1/2 t cayenne and 1/4 t chipotle powder. Then add 8 oz tomato sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes until starting to brown a little.

Making the Tostadas
Add about 1/4 cup vegetable oil to a flat bottom pan and heat over medium high heat until shimmering.

Poke a fork multiple times into a six inch corn tortilla. Place in oil and hold down with a spatula.

Brown on each side for about 2 minutes then move to a paper towel covered plate to drain, sprinkle lightly with salt. Repeat until you have the desired number of tostadas.

Assemble to your preference. Suggestions: sour cream, cheeses, tomato, green onion, cilantro, avocado or whatever you want.

Chicken Tostadas

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 hours

Total Time: 2 hours, 5 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Chicken Tostadas

A tasty Mexican dish. Braise some chicken in spiced up broth then shred, spice some more and add to a toasted tortilla and then top with your favorite toppings.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast
  • 14oz can chicken broth
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 2 T chili powder
  • 1 t cumin
  • 1/2 t garlic powder
  • Part Two
  • 1 T chili powder
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t cumin
  • 1/4 -1/2 t cayenne
  • 1/4 t chipolte powder
  • 8 oz. tomato sauce
  • The Tostadas
  • 1/4 cup oil
  • six inch corn (or other) tortillas
  • salt if you want

Instructions

  1. Trim about 1 1/2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast. That is 3 normal size ones or two huge breasts. Slice into 1/2 inch slices.
  2. In a large pan, combine a 14oz can chicken broth, one medium chipped onion, 2 T chili powder,1 t cumin, and 1/2 t garlic powder. Add the sliced chicken.
  3. Bring to boil, then cover and decrease heat to simmer. You can braise the chicken on the stove top like I did. Or a couple of hours covered in a 300 degree oven or even 3-4 hours on high in a crock pot. Take your choice.
  4. Simmer for 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Remove the chicken to a cutting board and shred with two forks. Discard liquid.
  5. Add 1 t oil to pan and add the chicken back over medium high heat. Add 1 T chili powder, 1/2 t salt, 1/2 t cumin, 1/4 - 1/2 t cayenne and 1/4 t chipotle powder. Then add 8 oz tomato sauce. Cook for about 5 minutes until starting to brown a little.
  6. Make the Tostadas. Add about 1/4 cup vegetable oil to a flat bottom pan and heat over medium high heat until shimmering.
  7. Poke a fork multiple times into a six inch corn tortilla. Place in oil and hold down with a spatula.
  8. Brown on each side for about 2 minutes then move to a paper towel covered plate to drain, sprinkle lightly with salt. Repeat until you have the desired number of tostadas.
  9. Assemble to your preference. Suggestions: sour cream, cheeses, tomato, green onion, cilantro, avocado or whatever you want.
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Updated
February 23 2014

Comments

  1. says

    Man this looks quite tasty. I’ve gotten some huge chicken breasts too, lately. I cut them into cutlets to make them easier to grill properly but braising is a good idea too.

  2. says

    These really sound wonderful. I am new to your blog, so I took some tome to browse through your earlier posts. I’m so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I’ll definitely be back. I hope you have a great day. Blessings…Mary

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