Chicken Salad Tostadas

These are perfect when you want a light meal. They are a healthy meal, that is easy to make and full of flavor.


  • 2 whole chicken breasts, cooked
  • 1 large white onion, sliced finely
  • Juice of one lemon
  • Juice of one lime
  • 1 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves, loosely packed
  • 1 jalapeno or green chili pepper
  • salt and paprika to taste
  • 2 large tomatoes
  • 1/2 head of Iceberg lettuce
  • 6 flour tortillas
  • vegetable oil


In a food processor or blender, mince cilantro, lemon and lime juice, olive oil, jalapeno or green chili pepper (seeded), salt and paprika. Pour mixture over onion slices in large bowl. Cut cooked chicken into bite-size pieces and mix with the onion/cilantro marinade. Keep in refrigerator until ready to eat.

To serve, warm the tortillas in a hot skillet with some vegetable oil until rather crisp. Shred lettuce finely and arrange in center of tortilla. Pour the marinated chicken over the lettuce and surround with diced tomatoes.


Servings: 6


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