Thursday, September 30, 2010

Chicken & Summer Vegetable Tostadas

This is one of my favorite Cooking Light Recipes! I needed a simple healthy dinner the other night… and  I got a sudden craving for these babies! Enjoy.

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Chicken & Summer Vegetable Tostadas

Source: Cooking Light


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.

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5 Responses to “Chicken & Summer Vegetable Tostadas”

  1. 1

    notyet100 — September 30, 2010 @ 8:08 pm

    looks yum,..perfect quick fix meal,..;-)

  2. 2

    Kim — September 30, 2010 @ 10:44 pm

    Hang on a moment while I drool.

    Okay, all better.

    I'd probably change the zucchini to something else but still, it looks delish. I really need to get into the kitchen again. I haven't done any cooking or baking in at least a week, maybe more. No bueno.

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. 3

    Dawn — October 1, 2010 @ 7:45 am

    I love tostadas and cooking light! I need to try this!

  4. 4

    The Comfort of Cooking — October 1, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

    Yummy! Those look absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and this recipe! Looking forward to more.

  5. 5

    Char — October 2, 2010 @ 9:45 am

    I must agree that this looks mighty tasty! You had me at cilantro…I would put it on everything!

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