Rating: 5 stars
4 Ratings
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If you can't find ground chicken, grind your own by putting raw skinless, boneless chicken in a food processor. Pulse with the chopping blade until roughly chopped for the best texture. Tortillas are usually fried for tostadas, but here the tortillas are baked for a crunchy texture.

Recipe by Cooking Light January 2005


Credit: Randy Mayor

Recipe Summary

4 servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 400°.

  • Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and garlic; sauté 2 minutes or until onion begins to soften. Add cumin, chipotle, and cinnamon; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add chicken; cook 4 minutes or until chicken is done, stirring to crumble. Add salsa, water, and salt; cook 3 minutes or until slightly thickened. Stir in cilantro and lime juice; remove from heat.

  • While chicken cooks, place tortillas directly on oven rack; bake at 400° for 5 minutes or until slightly crisp. Place 1 tortilla on each of 4 plates; top each tortilla with 1/4 cup lettuce, 3/4 cup chicken mixture, 1/4 cup cheese, and 1 tablespoon sour cream.

Nutrition Facts

341 calories; calories from fat 24%; fat 11.6g; saturated fat 5.2g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 0.9g; protein 35.9g; carbohydrates 21.7g; fiber 2.6g; cholesterol 86mg; iron 1.6mg; sodium 751mg; calcium 296mg.