Sunday, October 23, 2011

Chicken Tostadas with Avacado Dressing




For some reason, October always ends up being one of the busiest months of the year for me. And in all honesty, I can't even tell you what it is that constantly has me running all over town! I've just been happy if I get a minute to read a few chapters from my book, or a chance to check in on my blog buddies. So I might be scarce for a while, but hopefully not for long.

I made these delicious and colorful tostadas back in September. And while it's not exactly "fall food" it might be a light and fresh lunch or dinner for a day when you're in the mood for it. This was quick to assemble, and very tasty. Definitely don't leave out the avocado dressing, it was my favorite part!



Chicken Tostadas with Avocado Dressing
Cooking Light August 2011

Ingredients

2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
2 tablespoons fat-free, lower-sodium chicken broth
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (start with less and add gradually, I didn't think it needed this much)
2 teaspoons canola oil
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 ripe peeled avocado
1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil, divided
4 (6-inch) flour tortillas
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 jalapeño pepper, minced
2 cups shredded skinless, boneless rotisserie chicken breast
1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
1/2 cup chopped tomato
1/4 cup (1 ounce) crumbled queso fresco

Directions

1. Combine the first 7 ingredients in a food processor, and process until smooth.

2. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add 3/4 teaspoon oil to pan. Cook 1 tortilla 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat procedure with 2 1/4 teaspoons oil and remaining tortillas.

3. Add remaining oil to pan. Add garlic and jalapeño; sauté 1 1/2 minutes. Add chicken; cook 2 minutes. Place 1 tortilla on each of 4 plates; top each tortilla with 1/2 cup chicken mixture, 1/4 cup lettuce, 2 tablespoons tomato, and 1 tablespoon cheese. Top each serving with 3 tablespoons dressing

26 comments:

Erica said...

Im with you !! This month is crazy. What a great meal. I want the avocado dressing for all my salads

Rebecca from Chow and Chatter said...

looks great always looking for lunch ideas

Taste and Tell said...

My husband loves tostadas, and I know I'd love that avocado dressing!!

The Blonde Duck said...

IT's fall food for me!

Pam said...

This is my kind of food...anytime of the year! I love the avocado dressing - Yum!

mybizzykitchen.com said...

Love the avocado dressing! I have a hard time buying avocados for some reason, so I've been sticking with Wholly Guacamole - love their 100 calorie packs. :D

Velva said...

I can totally relate to being busy in October-Its been a really hectic month. Life happens.

Your chicken tostadas with avocado looks really fresh-A nice change from typical October comfort food.

Cheers.
Velva

Reeni said...

I could eat this kind of food every day! So delicious with the creamy avocado dressing! I can't believe October is almost over - it flew by.

Burp and Slurp~! said...

sigh. October is busy because it's got no holiday break at all! I'll be happy when Thanksgiving rolls about.

I love tostadas! I can see that amazing avocado dressing being super versatile...

RUNTAG said...

Really nice recipe,i w'll try it soon.
Tks.

creole cuisine

Joanne said...

this may not be fall-esque but I like a good memory of light summer eating to refresh me from the cold weather. These look so pretty! And delicious!

Barbara said...

Well, it's just begun...three months of busy!
This is a super recipe, Teresa! And I'm going to use that avocado dressing on lots of things!

Kathleen said...

This looks amazing! I think I'll give it a try this week:)

Val said...

Tostadas...oh how I love thee. These look amazing.

Wonder of my World said...

i like this foods so much i want to eat it now

Barbara Bakes said...

The avocado dressing would be my favorite part too!

betty said...

the avocado dressing sounds interesting, it looks really good!

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Shelby said...

How yummy and fresh this looks!

Carmen Rosa said...

These look amazing. So delicious.

Chris said...

I know I would love this. I have an avocado ranch dressing that I like using so I know that part is good, but the rest looks great too.

Lynn said...

This looks tasty. And we still have tomatoes growing in the garden, so it's perfect for this time of year as far as I'm concerned :)

♥peachkins♥ said...

the avocado dressing sounds really delicious.

Munir said...

What a great food looks yummy

Dining Alone said...

that looks fabulous. congrats on your weight loss as well.

Culinary Collage said...

I love Mexican food......this looks great! Happy New Year!!!