Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Delicious Chicken Recipe

This is another great recipe that I found on I made a few adjustments to it that I will share at the end.

Chicken and Summer Vegetable Tostadas

The tostadas can easily become soft tacos if you skip broiling the tortillas. Serve with black beans.

4 servings
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
2 teaspoons canola oil
12 ounces chicken breast tenders
1 cup chopped red onion (about 1)
1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears)
1 cup chopped zucchini (about 4 ounces)
1/2 cup green salsa
3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, divided
4 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas
Cooking spray
1 cup (4 ounces) shredded Monterey Jack cheese


Preheat broiler.

Combine first 3 ingredients, stirring well. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the spice mixture evenly over chicken. Add chicken to pan; sauté for 3 minutes. Add onion, corn, and zucchini to pan; sauté for 2 minutes or until chicken is done. Stir in salsa and 2 tablespoons cilantro. Cook 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates, stirring frequently.

Working with 2 tortillas at a time, arrange tortillas in a single layer on a baking sheet; lightly coat tortillas with cooking spray. Broil 3 minutes or until lightly browned. Spoon about 3/4 cup chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla; sprinkle each serving with 1/4 cup cheese. Broil an additional 2 minutes or until cheese melts. Repeat procedure with remaining tortillas, chicken mixture, and cheese. Sprinkle each serving with about 3/4 teaspoon of remaining cilantro. Serve immediately.
My adjustments:
1- I only used 1/2 cup of onion instead of a full cup. That seemed like a lot of onion to me.
2- At some point in the recipe you need to cut up the chicken into bite-sized pieces. I did this after I let the chicken cook for about 3 minutes on each side. The recipe isn't super clear on that.
3- I mixed the black beans into the corn/zucchini mixture instead of serving them on the side. I liked this a lot.
4- My oven and baking sheet were large enough to broil all 4 tortillas at once. That made it easier.
They are delicious! Let me know if you try them.

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