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King Ranch Chicken Tostadas

“I grew up on King Ranch casserole -- a hearty mix of chicken, tortillas, and spicy tomatoes in a creamy sauce. This version of the Texas classic has the same flavors but is much lighter.” -- Heather Meldrom, Food Editor

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  • Servings: 4
King Ranch Chicken Tostadas

Photography: Johnny Miller

Source: Everyday Food, May 2012

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium yellow onion, halved and cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 10 ounces mushrooms, such as button or cremini, trimmed and sliced
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 1 can (15 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chiles, such as Ro-Tel, drained
  • 8 tostada shells
  • 3 cups diced or shredded cooked chicken (about 3/4 pound)
  • Shredded romaine lettuce, shredded Monterey Jack or crumbled Cotija cheese, and sour cream, for serving

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add onion and cook 4 minutes. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is softened and mushrooms are golden brown, about 6 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Add tomatoes with chiles and cook, stirring, until warmed through, about 2 minutes.

  2. Spread tomato mixture on tostada shells. Top with chicken, lettuce, cheese, and sour cream.

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