Monday, August 27, 2012

Chicken Tostada Salad

This recipe was inspired by a Tostada Salad that one of my cousins prepared at a family event; it was very delicious. I’m sure that my version is completely different from hers, but here’s my twist:

  • 1 (10 oz.) pkg. package corn tostadas
  • 1/2 pound chicken fajitas or chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 16 oz. pkg. Tri-color coleslaw (blend of green and red cabbage, and carrots)
  • 1 tablespoon small red onion, diced small
  • 1 rib celery diced small
  • 3 green onions chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon roasted ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon celery seed
  • 1 1/2 cups lite mayonnaise
  • 4 oz. lite sour cream
  • Salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds
  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce (6 ounces) shredded
  • 1 medium size avocado cut into small wedges
  • 1 bottle Salsa Picante hot sauce
  • Fresh Boston lettuce for garnish
  1. In a large skillet, heat 1 teaspoon of oil over medium-high.
  2. Add the chicken and heat about 4 to 5 minutes if already pre-cooked; or cook until chicken reaches 180oF internal temperature.
  3. Stir frequently until done, (don't overcook).
  4. Cut chicken into bite-size pieces; set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, combine coleslaw mixture and the next 10 ingredients.
  6. Toss well to coat; add chicken.
  7. Garnish with Boston lettuce (optional).
  8. Divide coleslaw chicken mixture among tostadas.
  9. Add avocado, and toasted almonds.
  10. Sprinkle with hot sauce.        
Twist: Avocado and toasted sliced almonds.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Salmon Sliders

When I was growing up, we consumed a lot of fried foods; fried chicken, fried fish, fried pork chops, fried okra, fried tomatoes, French fried potatoes, etc., etc.  Need I say more?   

Friday, March 2, 2012

Curried Chicken

Last month I had to take a family member to the doctor's office.  While sitting in the waiting room, I did as usual, reached for the magazines relating to food or recipes.  I came across a Better Homes and Garden magazine dated December 2011.  My attention was drawn to a recipe for Curried Chicken Stew.  Immediately, I thought about the fact that I had a can of coconut milk that I had purchased to prepare Indian Fried Rice, a recipe that one of my sisters had shared with me.  The chicken stew looked so scrumptious, that I decided to try it at home.  It was very different from the flavors that I generally taste in my chicken dishes but still very appealing.

Well, here's my twist:

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Granola Bars

This recipe list a lot of ingredients; however you don’t have to use as many ingredients as did and it will still be wonderful.  I had 5 people test this recipe and they all thought that it was delicious.  One person said that it was excellent. 

If you give it a try let me know what you think; and share your twist.