Life + Style

July 9, 2013

Grilled Chicken Tostado

Grilled Chicken Tostado
Grilled Chicken
Chopped Grilled chicken
Lettuce (shredded)
Refried Beans 
Queso Fresco
Flour Tortilla
Pico de Gallo: 
Red Onion
Lime Juice
jalapeno pepper
diced peaches
 salt & pepper

Chop chicken and saute with pico de gallo and lime juice on high heat and cook until ready.  De-glaze with beer.  Set aside.
Place Tortilla in a grill pan on medium heat until crispy.  Flip it.  Spread refried beans and queso fresco on top.  Continue cooking until those are hot. 
Take off the heat and add chicken, shredded lettuce, and pico de gallo.  Garnish with more cilantro and a squeeze of lime juice.

Anyone who's known me for a while knows I don't like Mexican Food.  I think I had one too many after beach trips to LaHa back in the day.  I blame the strawberry margaritas.  It's true, I usually order the mozarella sticks or corn dogs at Mexican Restaurants.  Matt has made it his personal mission over the past few years to convert me.  So far, it's working.  As long as it's fresh and cooked at home.  I think y'all will really like this one as well!


  1. Yum! Thanks for posting, looked so good on your Instagram photo, we were driving home from the beach eating CFA for the umteenth time with 2 unhappy children so I my mouth was watering! Oh, the good ole La Ha days....

  2. Looks delicious! I've been on a huge Mexican kick lately!

  3. I adore Mexican food, I could probably eat it 4 days a week. Not that it's healthy.. but it's so good! This recipe sounds great. I love being able to cook delicious things at home!!


  4. I love Mexican food. My mom gives my husband and I the hardest time. We have at least one Mexican dish a week! This looks delicious!

  5. How could it not work with that deliciousness up there? Mmmmmm.

  6. my bf isnt crazy about mexican either but I think this recipe might do the trick to convert him! xo

  7. i saw this on your instaJam last night and was salivating. think i could make it lowfat? no beer deglazing and limited queso fresco? btw - do you just buy queso fresco at the grocery store and melt it??

    1. YES! So to do a healthier version I would buy the re-fried black beans and skip the queso altogether. We just buy the tubs in the cold section and you heat it up. But honestly, you don't need it. You could substitute with an avocado to add another flavor that's healthier. We also heated the quesadilla directly on the grill pan with no butter or oil so that helps keep it low fat too.

  8. I saw this last night and was like, umm yea...I'm going to need to eat this ASAP.

  9. Yes!! So glad you shared this you know I will be making it soon. and how can you hate mexican??? Its like a food group to me. Love that Matt cooks for you.

  10. This looks so good! Growing up in southern CA we had delicious Mexican food. Here in Seattle .. it's clearly not our specialty, so I make my own. This salad looks yummy and very nice for a summer dinner.

  11. I made it tonight. The husband even approved! Thanks!

  12. cool


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