Recipe Rants: Chicken and chorizo tostadas

Last night my son, Tyler and I christened the new grill. We had been using one of those little Weber charcoal models for months now. We found a grill on sale at Lowe’s and grabbed one.

Tonight we made Chicken and chorizo tostadas

The recipe comes from a book that my wife, Michele bought for me, Real Simple. Dinner Tonight: Done! I modified it a bit for the ingredients that I could find at the local Carr’s grocery store in Wasilla, Alaska.

Chicken and chorizo tostadas


1 Tablespoon Olive Oil

4 small chicken cutlets (about 3/4 pound total)

Kosher salt and pepper

6 small corn tortillas

4 ounces cured chorizo, thinly sliced. I could not find the cured chorizo so I fried up the sausage

8 ounces Cheddar, grated (2 cups)

1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves. I could not find fresh cilantro up here

1/4 cup sour cream


We used our grill to make these but the recipe calls for a broiler. We do not have a broiler on our stove.

  • Heat broiler. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Season the chicken with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper and cook until golden brown and cooked through. 2 to 3 minutes per side. Cut into strips.
  • Place the tortillas on a broiler proof rimmed baking sheet and broil until crisp, about 1 minute. Dividing evenly, top with chicken, chorizo, and Cheddar. Broil until the cheese melts. Sprinkle with the cilantro and serve with the sour cream.
They tasted great!
Give them a try and let me know what you think.
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