101 Cooking For Two - Everyday Recipes for Two: Chicken Tostadas

Sunday, January 8, 2012

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. 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


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. Nothing can go wrong with all that going for you.
Ingredients
  • about 1 1/2 pounds skinless boneless chicken breast
  • a 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.


Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8 serving

Updated

January 8 2012

DrDan

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2 Comments:

At January 8, 2012 at 4:33 PM , Blogger Chris said...

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.

 
At January 11, 2012 at 12:56 PM , Blogger Mary said...

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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