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a recipe by
Eddie Szczerba
Ossining, NY

This is a nice easy meal for lunch or dinner,depending on how many you can eat!!!!

serves 1-12
prep time 30 Min
cook time 15 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For tostadas

  • 1 pkg
    corn tortillas
  • 1 bottle
    cooking oil
  • 1 pkg
    chicken breast filets
  • 1 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    garlic pepper
  • 1/2 tsp
    ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 pkg
    goya adobo sesoning
  • 1 md
    lettuce head
  • 2 lg
  • 1 pt
    sour cream
  • 1 jar
    pickled jalapeno peppers
  • 1 can
    black olives sliced
  • 1 bunch
    cilantro, fresh
  • 2 clove
  • 2 lg
    bay leaves, dried
  • 4 lg
    eggs, hard boiled and sliced
  • 1 pt
    red cabbage salad (optional)
  • 1 md
    lime wedges (optional)
  • 1 pt
    guacamole (you can buy this or make your own,if you'd like my recipe it's on in my recipes as well as the fresh salsa!)
  • 1 pt
    fresh salsa
  • 1 pkg
    queso fresco

How To Make tostadas

  • 1
    Start by frying the tortillas,I usually fry them in canola oil,350 degrees for a minute of two per side then drain them on paper towels and lightly salt them.
  • 2
    Next is the chicken,or you can also use re-fried black beans,chili,shredded pork or sliced steak too. Totally up to you,again if you'd like the recipes for any of these fillings I'd be happy to give them to you! So,for the chicken: Rinse and clean the chicken of any grizzle or fat Place in a pot and cover with water Add the bay leaves,two cloves of garlic and half a teaspoon of salt and half a teaspoon of pepper Bring to a boil then simmer for twenty minutes. Reserve the liquid.
  • 3
    Remove the chicken from the pot,when it's cool enough to handle,shred it using two forks and place in a mixing bowl. Add the remainder of spices,1/2 cup of the liquid the chicken was boiled in and mix well.Add about one cup of the cilantro,chopped mix well. Time to build the tostadas!
  • 4
    On each tortilla spread about 2 tablespoons of chicken mixture,then the shredded lettuce or cabbage salad,salsa,guacamole,sour cream,hard boil egg slices,queso fresco, lime wedge and a few jalapenos and cilantro on top,enjoy!! Make sure you have plenty of napkins available,this dish is a bit messy to eat but oh so worth it!!