Chicken and Black Bean Tostada

A crunchy tostada is a tasty way to enjoy fresh Mexican ingredients like cilantro, avocado, tomato, and peppers. Recipe by Budget Gourmet Mom.
A crunchy tostada is a tasty way to enjoy fresh Mexican ingredients like cilantro, avocado, tomato, and peppers. Recipe by Budget Gourmet Mom.

Chicken and Black Bean Tostada

Prep Time
15

MINUTES

15 minutes
Cook Time
15

MINUTES

15 minutes
Serves
6

Calories
310

  • Calories310
  • Total Fat13 g
  • Cholesterol60 mg
  • Sodium410 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate28 g
  • Protein23 g

Ingredients

  • 3 cup

  • 1 cayenne pepper, optional

  • 1 can black beans, rinsed, drained

  • 1/4 cup water

  • 1 bunch cilantro

  • 1/2 avocado

  • 2 garlic cloves

  • 1 tablespoon lime juice

  • 1 salt, to taste

  • 1 pepper, to taste

  • 6 corn tortillas

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 3 cup Romaine lettuce leaves, chopped

  • 1 tomato, diced

  • 1 mango, diced

  • 6 tablespoon queso fresco

Cooking Instructions

  • Prepare Grilled & Ready Oven Roasted Diced Chicken Breast according to package directions.  Sprinkle with cayenne pepper to taste and set aside.
  • In a small saucepan over low heat, heat the black beans with water and season with salt and pepper.  Roughly mash the beans with a fork. Cook, stirring often, until heated through.
  • To make pesto, place cilantro, avocado, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper in food processor.  Slowly add the oil while the processor is running.  Set aside.
  • In a small skillet heat a 1/4″ of oil over medium-high heat.  Fry each tortilla for a minute or until crisp.  Place on a plate lined with paper towels to drain.
  • Spread each tortilla with a couple of tablespoons of mashed black beans, 1 tablespoon of pesto, romaine, chicken, diced tomatoes, diced mango, and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon queso fresco.

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