Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Grilled Chicken Tostadas

I'm back! For some reason I go through periods of time when I don't blog about my cooking, this is the second time it has happened.  It is just so silly because I continue to cook amazing meals and I love blogging about food.  I'm on a major kick of eating healthy because I am in three weddings starting August 4th, got to look good for all the pictures.  The weddings will be a lot of fun because they are three of my best friends and I can't wait to celebrate with them.  In other news I am leaving tomorrow for a four day remote camping trip down at Bryce Creek!  I haven't ever been but my boyfriend says it is a very magical spot with swimming holes and all.  Now onto the food, during a recent summer evening after playing a game of horse my boyfriend and I decided to make Grilled Chicken Tostadas.  I found this adapted recipe on the Food Network website (also where the picture is from because I somehow forgot to take a picture of my own creation) and it is so very tasty and so very healthy.  This is a perfect meal for a hot summer night.

Serves 2

1/2 lime juice

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 chipotle chili in adobo, roughly

1 large boneless and skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes

4 small corn tortillas

1 pound tomatillos, husked and rinsed

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 cups mixed greens salad

2 ounces queso fresco crumbled, about 1/3 cup

1 shallot thinly sliced

Cilantro and lime wedges for serving

Cooking spray


The Process
1.  In a medium bowl combine lime juice, chipotle chile, garlic and season with salt.  Add chicken and toss well to coat and refrigerate/marinate for 2 hours.

2.  When chicken is done marinating thread it onto 4 (12 in.) skewers and lightly spray with cooking oil.

3.  Preheat grill to medium and lightly spray tortillas with cooking spray and grill them, about 1-2 minutes per side until lightly toasted.

4.  In the meantime put the chicken skewers and whole tomatillos on grill.  Cook tomatillos till charred and the chicken until it is cooked through, about 4-6 minutes.

5.  Remove chicken from skewers and coarsely chop tomatillos and season with olive oil and salt to taste.

6.  Put tortillas on plate and generously top with mixed greens, tomatillos, chicken, queso fresco, shallot, and cilantro.  Serve with lime wedge.

Nutritional Information:
Calories: 365.5, Fat 11g, Sat. Fat: 2.6g, Protein: 33g, Carbs: 34g, Fiber: 4g