The easy grilled chicken tostadas are healthy and a family favorite! The inspiration came one night when I had some extra chicken on hand and could not decide how to cook it. I was pretty hungry, so using the crock pot was not an option. I decided to make this chicken by grilling it on my stove-top grill pan, and was impressed by how wonderful this turned out. The chicken was flavorful and tender. As a bonus, this recipe is really healthy! Can’t wait to share it with you!
There are 2 different categories of fats: healthy fat and unhealthy fat. “Healthy fats” are also called monounsaturated or polyunsaturated fats. We want to increase these fats in the daily diet.
“Unhealthy Fats” are called saturated fat or trans fats. The should be limited. (Think french fries, donuts, cakes, ice cream). The goal is to reduce “bad fats” and replace them with “good fats”. Find out all about fats in this article from the American Heart Association.
Try to take 1 new step each day to replace the bad fats with good fats. For example, instead of cooking your foods in butter or lard, try olive oil instead! Substitute potato chips with a handful of almonds/walnuts–they offer the same crunch and are much healthier!
Here’s a sample meal I ate the other night. I will show my original meal first, followed by the substitutions made for good fat.
The recipe below uses avocados, which are a great source of fat that is healthy for you. It also adds a sense of creaminess to recipe, instead of having to add a lot of extra cheese. The chicken is also cooked in olive oil, which is a healthy fat as well. This recipe does contain cheese, however it is a very small amount.
Marinading the chicken before cooking is recommended. This will help make the chicken more tender and less chewy. Also, it adds great flavor to the chicken. This marinade is Mexican flavor and adds a hint of spice to the chicken. Check out this article on how to make the perfect chicken marinade.
Although I have not tried this recipe with chicken thighs, it could work if the chicken thighs are boneless and skinless. Chicken thighs typically have more fat on them compared to chicken breasts, so it is recommended to cut off all excess fat after cooking.
No time to grill chicken on a bbq grill? No problem! I use this pan to create grilled chicken on the stove. The pan creates grill lines on the chicken to create the appearance of grilled chicken. Spray the pan with a pan spray to prevent sticking. Cook chicken on each side for about 10 minutes each side. Cooking time may vary based on the thickness of chicken.
A couple tips when using this pan:
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