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Chicken Tostadas with Black Beans and Sweet Corn

I love cooking Mexican or Tex Mex flavor recipes every week. One of our favorite things to make are tostadas. We love them even more than tacos, if that’s possible. I love how sturdy they are, and how much yummy goodness you can pile on top of a tostada shell. For last night’s dinner, I chopped up some boneless skinless chicken breasts, seasoned it well and browned it in a skillet. However, this recipe would be even better if you added the spices to the whole breasts and put them on the grill, then sliced the chicken after cooking. I like to use chopped, pan-fried chicken alot for these type of recipes because it cooks quicker. For the re-fried beans,  I “doctored-up” some canned ones with spices to make them extra yummy. For the salsa, I just took canned black beans, frozen and defrosted corn, and added a few fresh ingredients to make a delicious and nutritious salsa.

Chicken Tostadas with Black Beans and Sweet Corn

Ingredients

For the chicken

2 lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts, chopped
1/2 medium onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, chopped
1 teaspoon cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried cilantro
salt and pepper
olive oil

For the re-fried beans

1 – 15 oz can re-fried beans
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin

For the black bean corn salsa

1 – 15 oz can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 cups frozen and defrosted sweet corn
2 large tomatoes, chopped
1/2 medium onion, chopped
2 tablespoons freshly chopped cilantro
salt and pepper

Additional Ingredients

Shredded Lettuce
Pre-made tostadas
Mexican blend shredded cheese

Method

1. Preheat large skillet. Add chopped chicken salt and pepper, and spices to a large bowl, mix well. Drizzle pre-heated pan with olive oil. Add chicken, onions and garlic. Brown chicken on all sides and remove from pan.

2. While chicken is cooking, add beans and all spices to a small saucepan. Heat until warmed.

3. For salsa, add all ingredients to a large bowl and mix well.

4. To assemble tostadas, spread re-fried beans over tostada shell. Top with cooked chicken and onions, black bean and sweet corn salsa, shredded lettuce and cheese.

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