Chipotle Chicken Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa and Avocado SmashWrite a Review Read Reviews
- Yields: 2 Servings
- Cook time: 25 minutes
- Prep time: 5 minutes
- 1 pound boneless skinless chicken thighs
- 2 tablespoons chipotle in adobo
- 2 teaspoons cumin
- 2 teaspoons chili powder
- 2 teaspoons granulated garlic
- 2 cups pineapple, diced
- ½ cup red onion, diced
- ½ cup cilantro, chopped
- juice of 2 limes
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 2 avocado
- 6 corn tortillas
- kosher salt and black pepper as needed
- vegetable oil as needed
- Preheat flat top grill to 450°F.
- Place chicken thighs into a small bowl. Season with chipotle, chili powder, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper, and oil. Mix well.
- Place chicken thighs onto grill, and cook for 5–7 minutes on each side until an internal temperature of 165°F is achieved. Remove chicken thighs from grill, and place onto cutting board to rest.
- Add diced pineapple, red onion, cilantro, juice of 1 lime, red wine vinegar, and honey to a mixing bowl. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper, and mix well.
- Cut avocados in half, and remove the pit. Position a wire cooling rack over a mixing bowl. Smash avocado flesh side down onto the rack using your hand, and it will send diced avocado chunks into the bowl. Discard the peel.
- Add remaining lime juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper to the bowl. Mash avocado lightly with a fork, and mix well.
- Place oil onto the grill, and fry tortillas for 1–2 minutes on each side until crispy. Remove from grill.
- Place crispy tortillas on a plate.
- Top with avocado smash.
- Julienne chicken into strips, and place onto avocado smash.
- Top with pineapple salsa.
- Serve and enjoy!
Avocado Smash Hack: Slice open the avocado, and remove the pit with a chef knife. Position a wire cooling rack over a mixing bowl. Press avocado flesh side down onto the rack using your palm, and it will send dice avocado chunks into the bowl.
Using spice rubs on proteins is a great way to pack a lot of flavor when you’re in a pinch for time. You can craft special spice blends in advance which will not only save time, but also make it fun! Get creative with it!
- Credit: Recipe created by Brandon Frohne on behalf of Kingsford and Masterbuilt
For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.