Thursday, September 22, 2011

Chicken Tostadas

This is one of those cooks I debated posting on here but since I have so far documented everything I have cooked on the egg it must be shared.  MBH found a nice little chicken tostada recipe in one of the million Cooking Lite magazines floating around our house (it makes us feel better if we are looking at Cooking Lite while eating cheeseburgers and pizza).  The reason I debated posting this is because the recipe called for rotisserie chicken and I bought one instead of cooking one.  So though not all of this meal was egged I did as much as I could while the grill was hot.

MBH carved up the rotisserie chicken and prepped the avocado dressing.  I soaked some de-husked corn in water for about thirty minutes while the grill was heating up.  I covered the corn with a little olive oil and salt and pepper.

I had the egg setup for direct cooking at 400┬║ and threw on the corn, some halved onions, yellow bell peppers, and halved jalapenos.  I let them cook until they each had a chance to absorb the smoke flavor and get a nice little char.  I pulled them off and de-cobbed the corn. I diced the onions, bell pepper, and jalapeno for the tostadas and set them aside.

Everyone is on and warming up.

Getting close!

De-cobbed corn.
(I may need to add this to my salsa in the future. It smelled and tasted fantastic)
After I had all the toppings ready, I brushed some olive oil on flour tortillas and threw them on the egg for about 2 minutes per side.  If you haven't figured it out yet, our tostadas were essentially everything I listed above, queso fresco, tomatoes, and some lettuce piled on to one of these bad boys.

These were good but not great.  Something was missing.  Obviously the healthy element comes from grilling the flour tortillas instead of using fried corn tortillas.  The flavors were all fresh and smokey but I like my Mexican foods with a little kick.  Next time I would add some jalapeno seeds to heat up the tostadas a bit.

Here is the spread of toppings.

The finished product.