Chicken Tinga and Avocado Tostadas

Main Dishes

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tinga and Avocado Tostadas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 1090mg 45%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 10%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup white onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced or pressed
  • 1 14.5- ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Kosher or coarse sea salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons adobo sauce from chipotle chiles in adobo
  • 5 cups cooked chicken shredded
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • Tostadas to serve crisp corn tortillas
  • 1 cup Lettuce shredded
  • 2 Avocados From Mexico pitted meat scooped out and sliced

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil in a casserole or large heavy-bottomed pan over medium heat. Once hot, add the onion and cook until soft and translucent, 4 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until it becomes fragrant, less than a minute.
  2. Add the crushed tomatoes, oregano, marjoram, thyme, salt, black pepper, and adobo sauce from chipotles in adobo. Bring to a simmer, cover partially and cook, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens and darkens, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Incorporate the shredded chicken broth and the chicken broth into the sauce and toss until well mixed. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the chicken has absorbed almost all of the sauce and is moist but not runny, about 8 minutes more. Remove from heat.
  4. Place the tostadas on a platter. Top with a generous amount of chicken tinga, a couple tablespoons shredded lettuce and 1/4 of a ripe avocado, sprinkle a bit of salt on top. 
Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tinga and Avocado Tostadas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 20g 31%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 70mg 23%
Sodium 1090mg 45%
Total Carbohydrates 19g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 23g 46%
Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 2%
Calcium 10%
Iron 8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did you know the avocado is a fruit, not a vegetable? Learn more about the amazing avocado, including its rich history, cultural impact and tasty ways to eat this delicious superfood in guacamole as well as other dishes!