Do you ever buy one of those big packets of chicken because it’s on sale thinking to yourself that you will use some but put the rest in the freezer for later use? It appears that I do. While I was cleaning out the freezer the other day I found that I had quite a few of these packets. Apparently I bought one, used a few pieces of chicken out of it, put the rest in the freezer and the next time I went shopping I bought another one. It appears that this happened more than once, its a vicious cycle. With this over abundance of chicken, I decided that I should cook some, shred it and use it in a variety quick and easy dishes like chicken salads, sandwiches, tacos and these cilantro lime chicken tostadas.
Since the chicken in this dish was pre-cooked, this recipe came together really quickly, which is always a plus on busy weeknights. I simply sauteed some of the leftover shredded chicken with onions, fresh cilantro and lime juice. I placed the chicken mixture on a bed of mashed kidney beans and cheddar cheese and then topped it all with my favorite Mexican food fixin’s: shredded lettuce, avocado and tomatoes.
TanyaAugust 11, 2009 at 2:54 pm
Love, love tostadas!
zoeAugust 8, 2009 at 5:06 pm
I know exactly what you mean about the chicken in the freezer. It always happens to me! This is a great way to use up chicken, I also like to shred them and mix it with my favorite bbq sauce for sandwiches.
MartaAugust 7, 2009 at 2:27 pm
Southwestern joy on a crispy base: perfection!
JessieAugust 7, 2009 at 9:55 am
really delicious looking tostadas you got there! I always have chicken packets on hand in the freezer as well. It is a great convenience when you want to whip up a quick meal.
DeborahAugust 7, 2009 at 8:33 am
We love tostadas at our house, and these look fantastic!
SomaAugust 6, 2009 at 6:50 pm
I could so have this now, but i would substitute the cheddar with pepper jack, my favorite cheese.