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Chipotle Chicken Tostadas with Pineapple Salsa and Avocado Smash

Try these crunchy tostadas topped with smoky and spicy grilled chicken, fresh pineapple salsa and creamy avocado smash.

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Cooking for 2 people


  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 2 avocado
  • 6 corn tortillas

Chipotle Seasoning

  • 2 tbsp. chipotle in adobo
  • 2 tsp. chili powder
  • 2 tsp. cumin
  • 2 tsp. granulated garlic
  • vegetable oil as needed
  • kosher salt and black pepper as needed

Pineapple Salsa

  • 2 cup pineapple, diced
  • 0.5 cup red onion, diced
  • 0.5 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1 lime, fresh squeezed
  • 2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. honey

1 Food Prep

  • Place your chicken thighs into a small bowl and season them with your chipotle seasoning ingredients until well combined.

  • Next, add your pineapple salsa ingredients together in a mixing bowl. Season your salsa with a pinch of salt and pepper and mix well.
  • For your avocado smash, cut your avocados in half and remove the pit. Position a wire cooling rack over a mixing bowl. Smash your avocado flesh side down onto the rack using your hand and it’ll send diced avocado chunks into the bowl. Discard the peel.
  • Finally, add the remaining lime juice and a pinch of salt and pepper to the bowl with your avocado. Mash the avocado lightly with a fork and mix well.

2 Grill Prep

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Place your chicken thighs on the grate and cook them for 5–7 minutes on each side until they reach an internal temperature of 165°F. Then, remove your chicken thighs from the grill and place them onto a cutting board to rest.

  • Oil your grate again and cook your tortillas for 1–2 minutes on each side until crispy.

  • To serve, place your crispy tortillas on a plate and add a layer of avocado smash.

  • Then, julienne your chicken into strips and place them on top.

  • Top your tostada with pineapple salsa and enjoy!

Recipe created by Brandon Frohne on behalf of Kingsford® Charcoal and Masterbuilt.

For safe meat preparation, reference the USDA website.

4 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent This recipe has the right amount of everything to make a great and tasty meal. The spices and ingredients used are some of my family's favorites. Even my kids loved it. I will definitely make these on a regular basis.
Date published: 2023-08-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never ever been disappointed with you great food Everything everytime we were there it was great and we let everyone know how the service was
Date published: 2023-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family Favorite This recipe is perfect for a quick dinner and the seasonings are just right.
Date published: 2023-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So good Been trying a bunch of these recipes. All of them have been winners. So good.
Date published: 2021-10-30
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