Recipe of the Week: Grilled Chicken Tostadas al Carbon with Grilled Tomatillos and Queso Fresco


As those that know me personally are aware of, I don’t really like tomatillos, ground cherries, and the like… but I will eat them if the recipe is just right and hides whatever unknown aspects that make them unlikeable.  This recipe sets the Tomatillos off to perfection!

Picture of Grilled Chicken Tostadas al Carbon with Grilled Tomatillos and Queso Fresco Recipe

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 1 chipotle chile in adobo, coarsely chopped
  • Kosher salt
  • 2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 pound)
  • Cooking spray
  • 4 (8-inch) flour tortillas
  • 1 pound tomatillos, removed from husk and rinsed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 2 ounces queso fresco, crumbled, about 1/3 cup
  • Chopped onion, cilantro sprigs, and lime wedges for serving

Combine the lime juice, garlic and chipotle chile in a medium nonreactive bowl; season with salt. Add the chicken, toss well to coat, and refrigerate 2 hours. Remove the chicken from the marinade; thread onto 4 (12-inch) skewers lightly misted with cooking spray.

Preheat the grill to medium. Mist the tortillas with cooking spray. Add the tortillas to the grill; cook, turning once, until lightly toasted, about 1 to 2 minutes per tortilla.

Meanwhile, add the chicken and the whole tomatillos to the grill; cook, turning often, until tomatillos are charred and chicken is cooked through, 4 to 6 minutes. Remove the skewers from the chicken.

Coarsely chop the tomatillos and toss with oil and salt to taste. Place toasted tortillas on plates; generously top with romaine, tomatillos, chicken, and queso fresco. Serve with onion, cilantro sprigs, and a lime wedge if desired.

 

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