Roasted Chicken Tostadas

  • Yield: 6 servings


Creamy Chipotle Citrus Dressing:
3/4cup good quality mayonnaise (can also use reduced fat mayonnaise)
1/4cup fresh lime juice
2tablespoons blood orange vinegar (like Cuisine Perel brand), or substitute rice wine vinegar
1tablespoon Dijon mustard
1tablespoon honey
1-- 2 chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, seeded, if desired (depending on preference)
1/4cup lemon olive oil
1tablespoon grated orange zest
2teaspoons grated lime zest
1teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1/2teaspoon sea salt
Roasted Chicken Slaw:
6cups shredded roasted chicken (from one large rotisserie chicken, with skin removed)
3cups thinly sliced and roughly chopped savoy cabbage (1/2 pound)
1cup shredded red cabbage
1cup peeled, shredded jicama thoroughly rinsed in a colander and squeezed dry
1/2cup peeled, shredded carrot
1/2cup diced red onion
1/3cup finely chopped fresh cilantro, divided
6-- 6 inch white or wheat flour tortillas
2-- Haas avocados, halved, pitted, peeled and cut in 18 slices
1/2cup chopped honey roasted cashews
6-- lime wedges
-- Cilantro sprigs, for garnish


To make Creamy Chipotle-Citrus Dressing, add mayonnaise, lime juice, vinegar, mustard, honey and chipotle chili to bowl of food processor and process until smooth. Add olive oil slowly in a thin stream and process until creamy. Transfer mayonnaise mixture to a small bowl and stir in zests, pepper and salt. Set aside briefly in refrigerator.

To make Roasted Chicken Slaw, in a large bowl, mix together chicken, cabbages, jicama, carrot, onion, and half of the cilantro. Evenly stir in dressing and set aside.

To make the tostadas, heat a large, nonstick saute pan over medium heat. Add a tortilla and cook for 2 – 3 minutes per side until lightly browned and crisp on both sides. Remove from pan, keep warm and repeat with remaining tortillas.

To serve, for each tostada, place a crisped tortilla on a plate. Evenly mound Roasted Chicken Slaw on tortillas and top with 3 avocado slices. Sprinkle evenly with toasted cashews and remaining chopped cilantro. Place a lime wedge on the side of each tostada and garnish with cilantro sprigs.

Serves 6