Ryan is a huge Mexican food fan. So when I gave him a list of things I was thinking of making for dinner last week, I was not surprised that his first response was “oh the Mexican dish!” I have to admit I was not a huge Mexican food fan growing up, but have recently come to enjoy it a lot more. So in honor of Cinco de Mayo, I decided to make this chicken tortilla stack. I sandwiched a mixture of shredded chicken breasts, onions, jalapenos, black beans and guacamole between two crispy white corn tortillas. I then topped the stack with shredded cheese, and a couple more diced jalapenos. To finish, I broiled the stack just until the cheese was melted.
When I made this dish I didn’t have any left over chicken so I cooked up some chicken breasts and shredded them. If you happen to have left over shredded chicken by all means use it in this recipe. It makes things super easy.
DesereeMay 5, 2009 at 1:54 pm
Happy Cinco de Mayo to you too finsmom!
Marta: That chicken marinated in chilies and spices sounds so delicious! I bet that the leftovers would be wonderful in this recipe! :)
MartaMay 5, 2009 at 11:57 am
I actually DO have tons of leftover chicken! I had a 5 de Mayo BBQ with all my Mexican friends this weekend and they brought copious amounts of this fantastic chicken marinated in some obscure chilies and spices. It was so tasty! But there was much more than any of us could eat, so I was looking for ideas on how to use it up. this looks great! I’m glad to see you went with corn tortillas! They are SO much better than flour ones, the texture is much more pleasant.
Thanks for this recipe :)
MichelleMay 5, 2009 at 9:51 am
Mm. That looks really delicious!
finsmomMay 5, 2009 at 7:04 am
Happy Cinco de Mayo!
Great recipe, and beautiful presentation (as always!)
zoeMay 4, 2009 at 11:17 am
Yum, Im with Ryan, I looove mexican food. Its so easy and good. Ive always used flour tortillas, but I never thought of frying corn tortillas..that sounds delicious! Thanks!
DesereeMay 4, 2009 at 7:02 pm
zoe: You’re welcome! I like to use flour tortillas a lot too, but switched it up to corn tortillas and loved the results. :)