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Chicken, Roasted Poblano and Bell Pepper Tostadas

Chicken, Roasted Poblano and Bell Pepper TostadasAs most of you know, I love the library. My kids and I go every week to check out new books. I love looking through the cookbook section to find a couple of books to take home. I found this amazing cookbook called “Fine Cooking Annual No. 1”. It has so many wonderful recipes in it that I think I’ll go buy it. Anyway, I saw this recipe and knew I had to try it. I love Mexican food and I am always on the lookout for tasty meals. I had leftover roasted chicken meat I needed to use up so I made these tasty tostadas. I adapted the recipe to my own liking but stayed pretty close to the original. We all really loved this, even my husband who doesn’t like sour cream. A must-try if you like Mexican food.

How to Make Chicken, Roasted Poblano, and Bell Pepper Tostadas:

Sour Cream Sauce:

  • 1 cup of sour cream
  • 1 tbsp sweet yellow onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp fresh cilantro, finely chopped (chop some extra for garnish)
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Chicken, Roasted Poblano and Bell Pepper Tostadas In a small bowl, combine the sour cream, onion, garlic, cilantro, and lime juice. Cover and place in the refrigerator until you need it.

Chicken and Dressing:

  • 2-3 baby red bell pepper, cored, seeded, and flattened
  • 1 baby yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded, and flattened
  • 1 poblano pepper, cored, seeded, and flattened
  • 2 cups of leftover roasted chicken meat, shredded
  • 1/4 sweet yellow onion, chopped finely
  • 1-2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Position the oven rack close to the broiler and heat the broiler. Cover a baking sheet with tin foil (for easier clean-up).

Put the cored, seeded, and flattened peppers skin side up on a baking sheet; broil until blackened. Transfer them to a small bowl, cover with plastic wrap, and let cool for 10 minutes. Once the peppers are cool enough to handle, carefully remove the blackened skin and chop them finely into pieces.

Chicken, Roasted Poblano and Bell Pepper Tostadas

Reduce the oven temperature to 400 degrees.

In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, cumin, garlic, lime juice, sea salt, and fresh cracked black pepper. Mix thoroughly. Set dressing aside.

Chicken, Roasted Poblano and Bell Pepper TostadasIn a large bowl, combine the shredded chicken meat, onions, and peppers. Toss the chicken mixture with the dressing until well coated. Taste and re-season with sea salt and fresh cracked black pepper if needed.

Chicken, Roasted Poblano and Bell Pepper Tostadas Other Ingredients:

  • 6 corn tortillas
  • 1/2 cup of Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Lime wedge (for garnish)
  • Cotija cheese (for garnish)
  • Cilantro (for garnish)

Place the corn tortillas on a baking sheet coated with cooking spray. Cook for 3-4 minutes, or until the bottom of the tortilla is close to a golden brown. Remove from the oven and turn the tortillas over. Carefully, layer the chicken and pepper mixture on the tortilla; then add some sour cream mixture; next, add a bit of cheese.

Chicken, Roasted Poblano and Bell Pepper Tostadas

Bake until the cheese melts and the tortilla is golden brown, about 5 minutes. Remove from the oven and top with fresh guacamole, cotija cheese, and cilantro. Serve with fresh salsa and enjoy.

Chicken, Roasted Poblano and Bell Pepper Tostadas

 

Click here for a printable version of this recipe – For the Love of Cooking.net

 

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