Grilled Chicken Tostadas al Carbon with Grilled Tomatillos and Queso Fresco

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Total Time:2 hr 35 min
Prep25 min
Inactive2 hr 0 min
Cook10 min
  • Yield:4 servings
  • Level:
  • Intermediate
  • These chicken tostadas feature boneless, skinless chicken breasts in a bold and flavorful way: marinated and served alongside grilled, tangy tomatillos. Instead of frying tortillas for the base, we charred them on the grill for a slightly crisp but smoky flavor.


    • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
    • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
    • 1 chipotle chile in adobo, coarsely chopped
    • Kosher salt
    • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 pound)
    • Cooking spray
    • 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
    • 1 pound tomatillos, removed from husk and rinsed
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
    • 2 ounces queso fresco, crumbled, about 1/3 cup
    • Chopped onion, cilantro sprigs, and lime wedges for serving

    Combine the lime juice, garlic and chipotle chile in a medium nonreactive bowl; season with salt. Add the chicken, toss well to coat, and refrigerate 2 hours. Remove the chicken from the marinade; thread onto 4 (12-inch) skewers lightly misted with cooking spray.

    Preheat the grill to medium. Mist the tortillas with cooking spray. Add the tortillas to the grill; cook, turning once, until lightly toasted, about 1 to 2 minutes per tortilla.

    Meanwhile, add the chicken and the whole tomatillos to the grill; cook, turning often, until tomatillos are charred and chicken is cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove the skewers from the chicken.

    Coarsely chop the tomatillos and toss with oil and salt to taste. Place toasted tortillas on plates; generously top with romaine, tomatillos, chicken, and queso fresco. Serve with onion, cilantro sprigs, and a lime wedge if desired.

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    Nutritional analysis per serving (without optional onions, cilantro and lime wedges)
    Calories 365.5; Total Fat 11g (Sat Fat 2.6g, Mono Fat 5.1g, Poly Fat 2g) ; Protein 33g; Carb 34g; Fiber 4g; Cholesterol 70mg; Sodium 517mg

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