Inspired by the flavors of Guatemala, this tasty appetizer or snack is perfect for serving to company. The lime gives it just a little tang, without being too overwhelming and the chicken is cooked to perfection with the aroma of herbs blending nicely with fresh parsley. Add all this together with the firm, creamy avocado and top a crunchy tostada and you’ve got a dish fit for a king! A Mayan one, at least.
This recipe actually requires two separate recipes. You can use any pre-cooked chicken breast, but you’ll get the best flavor if you use the recipe below.
Herbed Chicken Breast
1 lb. boneless chicken breast
1 tsp paprika
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 Tblsp. dried oregano (not powdered)
1/2 tsp. allspice
Saute breast just long enough to seal in the juices, about 1 min. on each side. Add 2 c. water and the spices and herbs. Stir gently and cover.
Let steam for 20 min. or until cooked through, turning once.
Chicken Avocado Tostadas
Makes 10 small tostadas
10 tostadas (fried corn tortillas)
1 medium onion, minced
1 lb. chicken, cooked, cooled and cubed
1 red pepper, chopped
2 avocados, cubed
1.5 Tblsp. lime or lemon juice
1 Tblsp. fresh parsley, minced
1 c. shredded lettuce
1/2 c. queso fresco (Mexican cheese)
Toss all main ingredients together in a bowl until thoroughly coated with lime juice. Top tostadas with the mixture and serve.
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