Chipotle Chicken Tostadas

Here’s another easy and quick AND tasty weeknight dinner option.  It comes together quickly and tastes great.  I love those chipotle chiles in adobo sauce!  They leave a nice smokey and spicy flavor behind everything they become a part of.  I also love this chicken mixture atop a toasted corn tortilla.  This crispy tostada has it all . . . flavor, texture, and a fabulous calorie count.

You must be warned . . . the chipotle chile is a hot pepper.  It leaves a good amount of heat.  If you prefer mild heat, then cut the pepper and sauce in half (and consider taking out the seeds of the pepper).  I thought the heat on this was just right, but I love a little extra heat.

Chipotle Chicken Tostadas
Adapted from Cooking Light

1 (7-ounce) can chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
2 teaspoons olive oil, divided
12 ounces chicken cutlets, thinly sliced
1 cup vertically sliced onion
1 cup red bell pepper strips
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (2 ounces) shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
8 corn tortillas (such as Mission Thins)
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 275 degrees.  While oven is heating take corn tortillas and lightly spray each side of the tortillas with cooking spray.  Place tortillas on a jelly roll pan, trying not to overlap.  Place tortillas in heated oven.  Cook for approximately 10-12 minutes, or until tortillas start to brown.   Remove from oven and set aside.

Meanwhile, remove 1 chile and 1 tablespoon adobo sauce from can; mince chile.  Set chile and sauce aside.  Reserve remaining chiles and sauce for another use.

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat.  Add chicken; sauté 4 minutes or until done.  Remove chicken from pan.  Heat remaining 1 teaspoon oil in pan over medium-high heat.  Add onion, bell pepper, garlic, and thyme; sauté 4 minutes.  Stir in chile and adobo sauce; cook 30 seconds.  Add chicken and salt; cook 1 minute, stirring frequently.  Remove from heat.  Add cheese, stirring until cheese melts.  Divide mixture evenly among toasted corn tortillas.

Serves 4.

Nutritional Information (Per Serving = 2 Tostadas)
Calories:  243
Protein:  24g
Carbs:  21.7g
Fat:  7.6g (2.4g)
Fiber:  3.2g
Sugars:  3.3g

2 thoughts on “Chipotle Chicken Tostadas

  1. Julie Wilcox says:

    Hey Em! That sauce is what i used on the pulled pork – it is very, very spicy!!! This looks great – I’ll try it!

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