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Spicy Chicken and Black Bean Tostadas with Jicama Slaw

Photo: Justin Walker
Hands-on time 25 mins
Total time 25 mins
Yield

Serves 4 (serving size: 2 tostadas)

Make your next family dinner a fiesta! These spicy tostadas are safe to serve to even the pickiest of eaters. If you've got young ones who can't handle the heat, leave the spice rub off their chicken breasts before cooking. Split the bean mixture before adding the adobo sauce, too. It's flavorful but may be too warm for sensitive palates. One serving of this fast Mexican dinner is a hearty two tostadas, and the serving of jicama slaw on each tostada is gracious; serve with a side of grilled corn or a tomato-avocado stacked salad. Save this recipe for when you need a quick one-dish dinner.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup shredded peeled jicama
  • 1/3 cup finely shredded red cabbage
  • 1/4 cup chopped red onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons adobo sauce from canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 1 (15-ounce) can unsalted black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 8 (6-inch) corn tostadas

Nutrition Information

  • calories 349
  • fat 10.8 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • sodium 600 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine jicama, cabbage, onion, cilantro, 1 tablespoon lime juice, and 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt in a bowl. Combine chili powder, oregano, pepper, and 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt in a bowl. Rub spice mixture evenly over chicken. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add canola oil; swirl to coat. Add chicken to pan; cook 5 minutes on each side or until done. Remove chicken from pan; let stand 5 minutes. Shred chicken with 2 forks. Place 1 tablespoon lime juice, adobo sauce, and beans in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover with plastic wrap; microwave at HIGH 40 to 60 seconds or until thoroughly heated. Mash bean mixture with a fork; spread evenly over tostadas. Top evenly with chicken mixture and jicama mixture.