I originally started this blog as a place to store tried and true recipes for my family. It didn't take long to discover how supportive and fun the blog community was and I became hooked! I rarely create my own recipes, but I still hope you'll enjoy the recipes that I find and tweak a bit.
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
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
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