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Since many of my friends have such wonderful recipes on their blogs, I thought I’d share one of my family’s favorites, Guacamole Chicken Tostadas.  This was a recipe that I picked up from the grocery store (Cub Foods) and we’ve since morphed it into something for our family.


1 Rotisserie chicken from grocery store
4 small avocadoes
1 or 2 limes, juiced
4 medium sized tomatoes, small diced (about 3 cups)
3 or 4 green onions, chopped, with whites sliced thinly
1 bunch cilantro leaves, chopped
1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon of cumin
1 bag shredded lettuce
2 cups of shredded Mexican cheese
Sour cream
Tostadas (6 inch diameter, strong, flat corn tortillas that are crispy)

Step 1: The Chicken.  Pull and shred the meat from the Rotisserie chicken (I pull off the skin too, saving it for the kids and me to eat as dinner’s being made).  Be certain to put this in a large bowl.  Once all the chicken has been de-boned and shredded, add 4 tablespoons of diced tomatoes, scant quarter cup of the chopped onions, the drained black beans, quarter cup of the chopped cilantro, 2 tablespoons lime juice, cumin, and salt and pepper to taste.  Mix well and cover with cling wrap.  Microwave for 5 minutes.  Set aside.

Step 2:  The Guacamole.  Cut the avocadoes in half and carefully remove the seed (we use the ol’ whack it with a knife and carefully twist it out method).  Spoon “meat” of the avocado out into a bowl and repeat with remaining avocado.  Mash up the avocado, mixing in a couple of tablespoons of lime juice (mix this in slowly and taste frequently so as not to mix in to much lime juice), and salt and pepper to taste.  Add 3 tablespoons diced tomatoes, 3 tablespoons onion.  Mix well.  Sprinkle on a bit of the cilantro for appearance.

Step 3:  The Assembly (at the table).  Start off with a tostada on your plate.  Add a tablespoon of the guacamole mixture on to the tostada, spreading to the edges.  On that, add a couple tablespoons of the chicken mixture, also spreading it out.  From there, dress as you would tacos, adding lettuce, tomato, cheese, cilantro, sour cream, and salsa as you like.  Carefully pick up and enjoy!

Disclaimer:  This is not a neat meal.  Expect messes.  It’s part of the fun!

This is totally *not* my picture, but it gives you an idea of what the finished product looks like.


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