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Chicken and Vegetable Tostadas

Chicken and Summer Vegetable Tostadas  
summer tostadas
Do you have left-over corn-on-the-cob?  Do you need to use up zucchini that are just a little too large for other dishes?  Combine them both in these fun tostadas, perfect for a summer night.

  •  2 tsp. canola oil
  •  1 tsp. ground cumin  
  • 1/4 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper
  • 12 ounces chicken breast tenders
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 oz. Monterey Jack cheese, shredded (about 3/4 cup)
  • 1 cup chopped red onion (about 1)
  • 1 cup fresh corn kernels (about 2 ears)
  • 1 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped, fresh cilantro, divided
  • 4 (8-inch) fat-free flour tortillas

  1. Preheat broiler.
  2. Combine ground cumin, kosher salt and pepper, stir well.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.  Sprinkle the spice mixture evenly over chicken.  Add chicken to pan; sauté for about 3 minutes and flip.
  4. Add onion, corn and zucchini to pan; sauté for 2 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.  Stir in salsa and 2 Tbsp. cilantro.  Cook additional 2 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates, stirring frequently.
  5. Working with 2 tortillas at a time, arrange tortillas in a single layer on a baking sheet; lightly coat tortillas with cooking spray.  Broil 3 minutes or until lightly browned.
  6. Spoon about 3/4 cup chicken mixture in the center of each tortilla; sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 Tbsp. cheese.
  7. Broil an additional 2 minutes or until cheese melts.  Repeat procedure with remaining tortillas, chicken mixture and cheese.  Sprinkle each serving with remaining cilantro.  Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings; serving size:  1 tostado

Per Serving: 
 371 calories; 11 g fat (4.6 g saturated fat); 36.4 g carbohydrates; 30.8 g protein

Recipe adapted from