Friday, March 2, 2012

Mexican Tinga Tostadas

Are you ready for this one? Looks so pretty on Kelsey's hot pink plate, doesn't it? It tastes just as good as it looks!!
Chicken (cooked, cooled and shredded)
4 yellow onions (I used 2 bags of frozen diced onions)
2 cans diced tomatoes (I only used one can)
1 can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce (I used 2 peppers, add more for more heat)
sour cream
cotija cheese or feta cheese (I used feta, similar tastes)
tostada shells (I scored when I found baked tostada shells WOO HOO!)
fresh avocado

Boil chicken. I used chicken tenders for this because they cook faster and are easier to shred. While chicken is cooking, put all onions in pan and cook until translucent (20-30 mins). Shred cooked chicken. Blend/puree diced tomatoes with chipotle peppers and adobo sauce. When onions are thoroughly cooked, add tomato sauce and simmer for 20 min. I was in a time crunch and didn't wait the 20 minutes. I just threw the chicken in it, too! Let cook together for 20 minutes and I added a little of the chicken broth/water (from the pot I boiled my chicken in) to thin it out a little.
While this is cooking, I prepped my tostadas.

Prep tostadas: spread sour cream on tostada, add chicken sauce mixture, top with cheese and cilantro and a squeeze of fresh lime on top! Mommy and Daddy had a slice of avocado, too! Kiddos don't love avocados like we do which is fine by us--more for me! :)
My husband had THREE tostadas. Yep, I'd say it was a successful dinner. It also created a lot of leftovers for us, too. Is 9am too early for a tostada? :)