Mexican Chicken Tostadas

(from xombi’s recipe box)

Source: Independent Newspaper

Prep time: 0 minutes
Cook time: 0 minutes
Serves 2 people

Categories: Mexican


  • For the smoked chilli sauce
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 medium red chillies
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • For the tostada
  • 2 large wheat tortillas
  • 125g manchego or mozzarella cheese, grated
  • 125g chargrilled cooked chicken pieces
  • 75g sweetcorn kernels
  • Half green pepper, deseeded and cut into strips
  • To serve
  • Freshly chopped coriander
  • Soured cream
  • Chopped avocado


  1. eheat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/Gas mark 6.

  2. To make the sauce, heat the oil in a medium pan and add the onion, cook for 2-3 minutes, then stir in the garlic and chillies.

  3. Stir in chopped tomatoes, tomato purée and oregano, bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes until thickened.

  4. Season to taste. Allow to cool slightly.

  5. Place each tortilla on a large baking sheet and divide the tomato sauce between the 2 tortillas, spreading it out to the edges.

  6. Sprinkle with half the cheese, then arrange the chicken, sweetcorn and peppers over each and scatter over the remaining cheese.

  7. Bake for 12 minutes until golden and crispy.

  8. Sprinkle with the coriander, soured cream and chopped avocado.

Email to a friend | Print this recipe | Back