Spicy Chicken Tostadas Recipe

Meghan Snow | Cake 'n Knife Updated

Spicy Chicken Tostadas Recipe are so good, they'll make you do a happy dance! You will love the grapefruit salsa and avocado cream!

The moment I sat down to write this out, one of my favorite Latin songs came blasting on. I think it’s a sign of the universe approving of this recipe in a big way.

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Or maybe I just have too much love for this song (Danza Kuduro by Don Omar – don’t judge, this song is my fuel).

I love crunchy tostadas. The crispy tortilla acts like a little plate that I can load up with whatever tasty deliciousness I want.

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You’ve seen me make them bite-sized and stacked in Greek Hummus Tostada Stacks, and all the way back to my first tostada I ever made all by my lonesome.

The point being, I love me some tostada action.

Something about biting into this tostada loaded up with a bunch of delicious ingredients makes me want to dance and wiggle all around. 

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The sweet and spicy glazed chicken is juicy and flavorful. The grapefruit salsa brings some acidity, a touch of sweetness and spicy to the party.

Then top it all off with a creamy avocado cream sauce to cool things off to make the entire dish sing.

The key to the perfect tostada is hitting it with a pinch of salt the moment it comes out of the hot oil. That little splash of salt will impact the flavor of the entire dish in a big way (plus if you “accidently” break any, they make for a great snack as you make more… be sure to break at least one while you’re cooking ok?).

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Even though this recipe is made for two, I totally wouldn’t judge you if you made it just for yourself…

In fact, I encourage this choice. 100%.

Grapefruit Salsa Recipe

  6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Grapefruits, cut into small chunks
  • 1/2 jalapeños Jalapeño, diced
  • juice from half a Lime
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, stir together ingredients for the grapefruit salsa. Set in the refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.
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Recipe Yields: 4 tostadas
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 61
Calories 406

% Daily Value*
12%
Total Fat 8g
3%
  Saturated Fat 1g
64%
Sodium 1531mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate 47g
3%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 23g
59%
Protein 30g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

Avocado Sauce Recipe

  6 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 Avocado, peeled and pitted
  • 1/2 cup Sour Cream
  • juice from one Lime
  • Salt and Pepper

Directions

  1. In a blender, blend together ingredients for avocado sauce. Set in the refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.
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Recipe Yields:
4 tostadas
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Author: Meghan Snow
Recipe Yields: 4 tostadas
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 6

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 61
Calories 406

% Daily Value*
12%
Total Fat 8g
3%
  Saturated Fat 1g
64%
Sodium 1531mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate 47g
3%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 23g
59%
Protein 30g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.

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Spicy Chicken Tostadas Recipe

    2 Servings

Ingredients

  • 4 Corn Tortillas, small
  • Canola Oil
For the Chicken:
  • 2 Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
  • 1 tablespoon Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup Agave Nectar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Rice Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
  • 1 tablespoon Grapefruit Juice
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • Avocado Sauce
  • Grapefruit Salsa

Directions

Fry the Tortillas:

  1. In a small skillet, add canola oil until about 1 inch deep. Heat oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Once the oil is hot and shimmering, fry corn tortillas one at a time, until golden brown, approximately 1-2 minutes per side.
  3. Remove to a paper-towel lined plate to drain and sprinkle with salt. Repeat with the remaining tortillas. Set aside.

Cook the Chicken:

  1. In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Season chicken with salt and pepper, then brown in the hot skillet for approximately 2 to 3 minutes.
  3. In a small bowl, stir together agave, rice vinegar, soy sauce, grapefruit juice, garlic and red pepper flakes.
  4. When the chicken is browned, remove from skillet and add the soy sauce mixture to the pan.
  5. Cook over medium heat until thickened, approximately 5 minutes.
  6. Add the chicken back to the skillet and toss.
  7. Cook another minute or two, then remove from heat and keep warm.

To Serve:

  1. To build your tostadas, divide the glazed chicken evenly among the tostadas.
  2. Top with grapefruit salsa and drizzle with avocado sauce.
  3. Top with a final sprinkle of chopped cilantro.

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Published:
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Cooking Method:
Fried
Cuisine:
Mexican
Category:
Lunches
Tags:
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Related Recipes:
Avocado Recipes, Chicken Recipes, Mexican Recipes, Tex Mex Recipes, Easy Dinner Recipes, Lunch Recipes, Fried Recipes, Easy Recipes, Dinner Recipes
Recipe Yields:
4 tostadas
Prep Time:
Cook Time:
Total Time:
Related Post:
Published:
Author: Meghan Snow
Recipe Yields: 4 tostadas
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 2 tostadas
Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 61
Calories 406

% Daily Value*
12%
Total Fat 8g
3%
  Saturated Fat 1g
64%
Sodium 1531mg
16%
Total Carbohydrate 47g
3%
  Dietary Fiber 2g
  Sugars 23g
59%
Protein 30g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Meghan Snow

About Meghan

Meghan is a girl that's passionate about food - straightforward food that anyone can love. It's what you'll find on her blog, Cake n' Knife. There's not much food more straightforwardly delicious than an avocado, that's why Meghan is our avocado fanatic.