Menu: Chicken Tostada Night

Cook’s notes: Cooking Light had an amazing tip: Sprinkle rotisserie chicken with smoked paprika to give the chicken “rich, grill-like flavor with no cooking.” We do this all the time now; it really makes a difference in the flavor. Assemble all the items and let family members build their own tostadas or soft tacos.

Everyone builds their own tostada or soft taco

Menu (shown in picture, clockwise from upper left):

  • Basil Corn Salad
    • Blender Salsa
    • Guacamole (store-bought) or diced avocado
    • Strawberry Limeade
    • Corn and flour tortillas, warmed (for tostada shells, spritz both sides of a tortilla with olive oil and bake on a cookie sheet until crispy)
  • Black beans, rinsed and drained, and warmed with some balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken, skin removed — sprinkle with 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • Diced black olives
  • Diced scallions
  • Optional toppings: fresh diced tomatoes, sour cream