Thursday, November 18, 2010

Creamy Chicken Tostados

Creamy Chicken Tostados
Adapted by For the Love of Cooking
Makes 2 Servings

Sour Cream Sauce
6 tbsp fat-free sour cream
2 tbsp sweet yellow onion, finely chopped
2 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped
1 tsp lime juice
1 clove of garlic, minced
salt and pepper to taste
In a small bowl, combine ingredients. Cover and place in the refrigerator.

Chicken and Dressing
1-2 pieces baby red bell pepper, cored, seeded and flattened
1-2 pieces baby yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and flattened
8 oz. cooked chicken, shredded
1 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 clove of garlic, minced
1 tsp lime juice
salt and pepper to taste

Heat broiler for 10 minutes. Cover a baking sheet with foil. Put the flattened peppers skin side up on a baking sheet; broil until blackened, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let cool for 10 minutes. Carefully remove any blackened skin and chop them finely into pieces. Reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, cumin, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper. In a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken meat, onions and peppers. Toss chicken mixture with the dressing until well coated. Taste and re-season with salt and pepper if needed. Add sour cream sauce. Mix well.

Other Ingredients: 4 tortillas, 1/2 cup of Cheddar cheese, shredded and Guacamole & salsa (I used 6 tbsp of Trader Joe's - 1.5 tbsp on each)

Place tortillas on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the bottom of the tortilla is close to golden brown. Remove from the oven and turn the tortillas over. Carefully, layer the chicken and pepper mixture on the tortilla; then add some sour cream mixture; next add a bit of cheese. Bake until the cheese melts and the tortilla is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with fresh guacamole and cilantro. Serve with fresh salsa and enjoy.

Nutritional Information: It makes 2 servings but for one it’s super filling and secondly it’s pretty high in calories. So, it makes 4 tostados – I had 1.5 which came out to 388 calories, 40 carbs and 10 fat grams. It also has TONS of protein – 35! But if you have all two, you would end up at 517 calories, 54 carbs and 13 fat grams. If you DEFINITELY want more than 388 calories – just pile all of half the recipe on one tortilla to cut out a tortilla! Just some thoughts.

Review: GREAT recipe, but I’ll reserve it for weekends – it took too long for a weeknight!

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