Grilled Chicken Tostadas al Carbon with Grilled Tomatillos and Queso Fresco

Cheese and chicken flatbreads are the ideal lazy lunchtime treat.

  • Preparation Time25 mins
  • Cooking Time10 mins
  • Serves4
  • DifficultyMedium
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 garlic cloves, sliced
1 chipotle chilli in adobo, coarsely chopped
2 large boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1-inch pieces
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 or feta, crumbled, about 1/3 cup
Chopped onion, coriander 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, coriander sprigs, and a lime wedge if desired.

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