Chicken Tostadas with Avocado Dressing
I saw this recipe in the September 2011 issue of Cooking Light and couldn’t wait to make it. I didn’t have time to roast a chicken so I picked up a rotisserie chicken from the store to use. I added black beans and caramelized onion to the shredded roasted chicken then served it on top of crisp flour tortilla shells with some lettuce, tomatoes, and cotija cheese. I topped the tostadas with avocado sauce that was tangy, creamy, and utterly delicious. I loved the combination of flavors and textures in this hearty but healthy dish. I served the tostadas with the Succotash with Avocado, Tomato, and Cotija Cheese on the side for a delicious meal.
Combine the sour cream, chicken broth, lemon juice, canola oil, sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste, and the avocado together in a bowl then mix with an immersion blender (or food processor) until creamy and smooth. Set aside.
Heat 1/2 teaspoon in a pan over medium high heat and cook the tortilla for 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Repeat procedure for the remaining tortillas. Set aside.
Once the tortillas are cooked, add another 1-2 teaspoons of oil to the skillet and heat it over medium heat. Cook the onion for 4-5 minutes, stirring often. Add the shredded chicken, black beans, cumin, and coriander to the chicken mixture. Cook, stirring often, for 2-3 minutes or until mixture is warmed through. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.
Layer the chicken mixture on top of a crispy tortilla then add some lettuce, tomatoes, cilantro, avocado sauce, and cotija cheese crumbles. Serve immediately. Enjoy.