Monday, July 11, 2011

Quick Pulled Chicken Tostadas

Generally speaking, I have a really hard time delegating, in life and in the kitchen. I always feel like I'm cheating (in the kitchen, that is) if I don't make everything that can be made from scratch from scratch. I take pride in my work and I love knowing that I made everything I am eating, plus I love knowing every ingredient that is in what I ate 100%. However, sometimes, this is a lot of work, and sometimes, I just want something and I want it fast. So I swallow my pride and pick a quality version of a product, and enjoy it, even though I know I could have made it myself.


Pulled Chicken Tostadas:
2 Chicken Breasts
1/2 bottle of barbaque sauce (I like Bull's Eye Texas Style)
1/4 cup of water, plus more for boiling
1/2 tsp of salt
1 large Onion
6 small corn tortillas
1 tsp of canola oil
salt, pepper.

Pre-heat the grill. Bring a pot of water and 1/2 tsp of salt to a boil. Boil chicken until mostly cooked through, about 8 minutes. Drain water from the pot. Using 2 forks, shred the chicken. Add barbaque sauce and 1/4 cup of water to the pot, cook covered on low until ready to eat. Cut the onion into thick slices and rub with oil. Season the onion with salt and pepper and grill until charred and softened, about 8-10 minutes, flipping halfway through. Grill the tortillas for about 1 minute on each side, until crisp. Serve tortillas topped with pulled chicken and onions.

Happy Eating.


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8 comments:

  1. Nice way to serve a little BBQ chicken. Like the fact that you have not loaded this up with toppings, just onions. You get the true taste of the bbq chicken. Yum!

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  2. I am the same way about 'cheating' in the kitchen!! This recipe looks great and I'm going to bookmark it for this weekend!

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  3. It's perfectly okay to make quick meals when you need them! I do it more than I'd like to admit, haha. These look great!

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  4. I'm all for short cuts; we all need a break from the everything-from-scratch routine sometimes. This looks like a great one. A quick, easy meal. Looks delish.

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  5. This looks delicious. :-) I also love the grilled veggies. Nice combo. Thanks for sharing! Definitely "buzz" worthy :-D

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  6. These look great! I am all about the quick and easy meals....especially during the work week! :)

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  7. Yummy! This looks so delicious! :)

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