Thursday, April 11, 2013

"Tinga" Also known as Spicy Chicken Tostadas

So, if you follow me on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram I'm sure you're more than familiar with my "Bean Tostadas"     :) Usually when I make them I'll eat them for a whole week! I love my beans. But, there is good news for those who aren't too excited about the pinto beans-There are Chicken tostadas!

This is a QUICK, EASY, YUMMY Meal. And it can give you Mexican cred when making this for a crowd lol. I know I feel authentic haha when I make it because my step dad who makes it, is from good ol' Mexico.  He makes some yummy Mexican food :)

What you'll need:
1 lb. Thawed Chicken breast
1-7 oz. can of Chipotle peppers in Adobo sauce  
                                                  1 med. Red onion (today I used yellow)
Adobo for seasoning
Tostada shells
5-7 Roma tomotoes

Boil your chicken for 25-30 minutes. You may add sea salt for seasoning if you prefer. When done, let cool and then shred into tiny pieces. While shredding the chicken, saute' your onions in oil on medium heat. I cooked my chicken last night to save me some time today :) And it was super easy shredding because it was cooled and easy to pull apart.

Once your onions are nice & soft, add your chicken. You can add Adobo for seasoning. Keep your heat on low while chicken and onions are on. Meanwhile, add your tomatoes and about 1/2 cup of water to blender. You don't want to add all the tomatoes just yet because you may need to adjust later.                              

 Be careful when adding in your chipotle peppers because they are hot!

2 peppers, 5 tomatoes, and half the sauce
Shredded chicken/onions on low

I would add 2 peppers in and a little bit of the sauce to your tomatoes to begin with. You can always add more later. After you blend this up, take your first taste test. You may need to add salt, more spice from the peppers or tomatoes if it's too hot. Today I left out 2 of the peppers, but it ended up not being hot enough :( I couldn't go back and add them bc I already emptied out the blender & put the sauce in with the chicken. Oh well! Hubby will appreciate it ;)  

So make sure you add everything in the blender nice & slow, and taste test as you go. Make sure you're totally happy with the sauce before adding in with the chicken.

After adding your sauce in with the chicken, you're pretty much done! Add more seasoning if you need and let simmer for 15 minutes. Voila!  Add whatever toppings you want...cheese, sour cream, lettuce or avacado.  You can use this with a hard shell, soft shell or like me just with beans ;)  Enjoy!!!

****Here is my recipe for Bean Tostadas

****Bean or Chicken Tostadas fit well with yummy Guacamole, Here's my recipe:

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1 comment:

  1. I use the whole can, because I'm REAL MEXICAN. :) love you anyway you not real Mexican. love mom