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Chipotle Chicken Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa and Avocado Smash

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  • Yields: 2 Servings
  • Cook time: 25 minutes
  • Prep time: 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

Preparation:
  1. Preheat flat top grill to 450°F.
  2. Place chicken thighs into a small bowl. Season with chipotle, chili powder, cumin, garlic, salt and pepper, and oil. Mix well.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Add remaining lime juice, and a pinch of salt and pepper to the bowl. Mash avocado lightly with a fork, and mix well.
  7. Place oil onto the grill, and fry tortillas for 1–2 minutes on each side until crispy. Remove from grill.
To Assemble:
  1. Place crispy tortillas on a plate.
  2. Top with avocado smash.
  3. Julienne chicken into strips, and place onto avocado smash.
  4. Top with pineapple salsa.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

    Grill Tips:

    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!

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

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