Shredded Chicken Tostadas




Shredded Chicken Tostadas

Rice
Diced tomatoes
Diced olives
Shredded lettuce
Guacamole*

Preheat your oven or toaster oven to 400 F.  Brush the tortillas lightly with olive oil and lay the tortillas flat, in a single layer, on a baking sheet.  Bake the tortillas in the oven for 7 minutes or until they are crispy and golden brown in color. Keep an eye on them as they are baking to avoid burning any tortillas.   Top with warm beans, rice, and chicken.  Then garnish with tomatoes, olives, lettuce and guacamole.  Enjoy!

*For a simple and fast guacamole I mash an avocado in a bowl or mortar and pestle.  I add a splash a lime juice, a small amount of salt, smoked ground paprika, ground chilpotle pepper and garlic powder.       

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Tostadas are like flat tacos that are usually made by layering refried beans on top of a flat corn tortilla and then adding a variety of different toppings, like chicken, tomatoes, lettuce, guacamole, cheese and salsa. They're festive and colorful and taste so good!  They are easy to make especially if you have the shredded chicken and refried beans already prepped in the freezer.