By Kelly Bogard
Fiesta! It’s time to celebrate. Gather your family and friends for a Tex-Mex feast. From salsa to fajitas, Texans know how to spice up a holiday.
This weekend will be full of annual Cinco De Mayo traditions and festivities. And the city of San Antonio is celebrating all month. Their historic city is turning 300 this year.
When planning party food, I like to make sure it’s something that can be put together quickly. This week, I’m sharing a Tex-Mex go-to for occasions just like this.
For Fiesta Chicken Tostadas, you will need…
6 crispy tostadas
1 lb. chicken, cooked and shredded
1 12 oz. can refried beans
1 10 oz. can enchilada sauce
1 avocado, chunked
grape tomatoes, halved
Queso Fresco cheese
This is a great last minute addition to any party or plate. With bold flavors and lots of color, these tostados certainly won’t get missed on that buffet table.
Start by preheating the oven to 325 degrees. While it’s heating, place the chicken and enchilada sauce in a pan over medium heat to warm through. Since you are using pre-cooked chicken, you just want it to get warm again. I like to cook my chicken a day or two ahead of time, so it’s one less thing to do on the day of the party.
These can be split into smaller pieces to feed more if needed, but I like to use them as a main course. It has everything you need for a balanced meal. The tang of the chicken with the creamy beans, crispy shell and zest of veggies and lime, it truly is the whole enchilada…I mean tostada. Happy Birthday, San Antonio. And Happy Cinco De Mayo. From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!