Chicken Feta Tostadas

Chicken Feta Tostadas are baked tortillas topped with chicken, feta cheese and other ingredients that have been marinated in red wine vinegar and olive oil before being added to the tortillas. The other ingredients include chopped Roma tomatoes, chopped parsley and chopped black olives. Chicken Feta Tostadas give a fresh Greek twist to Mexican tortillas!

Immersing food in a marinade for a period of time is a great way to give food a flavor boost. In the recipe for Chicken Feta Tostadas the marinade is red wine vinegar (an acid), olive oil and spices. For more on marinades you may wish to read my post on Marinades as Flavor Intensifiers at http://www.silverfoodie.com/2015/07/25/marinades-as-flavor-intensifiers/.

The Lunch Doldrums


I must confess that I have recently had “menu fatigue” in regards to lunch. Too often we have sandwiches with the same fillings: ham and cheese, egg salad, sliced turkey and cheese, chicken salad, tuna salad, BLT’s, grilled cheese, pimento cheese and REPEAT! Not that there’s anything wrong with any of these sandwiches but I just get tired of the same things and desire something new. This summer I’ve decided to expand my lunch menu rotation to include something other than sandwiches and perhaps cure my case of “menu fatigue.”

Supper (or dinner depending on where you live) is a different story. I often try new dishes at our evening meal. But I definitely need to escape from the “comfort zone” of sandwiches and add some new dishes to the noon meal plan!

The Recipe for Chicken Feta Tostadas

Chicken Feta Tostadas
Serves 4
A baked tortilla topped with feta cheese, chicken, and marinated tomatoes, parsley and black olives.
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Ingredients
  1. 1/4 pound Roma (plum) tomatoes
  2. 1/2 cup black olives, pitted and chopped
  3. 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  4. 1 pound roasted chicken (boneless)
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon fresh-ground black pepper
  7. 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  8. 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for brushing tortillas
  9. 8 small or 4 large flour tortillas
  10. 1/2 pound feta cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, olives, parsley, chicken, salt, pepper, vinegar and 3 tablespoons oil.
  3. Brush the tortillas on both sides with oil and then put them on baking sheets, overlapping if necessary.
  4. Bake the tortillas until starting to brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Turn the tortillas and brown the other side, 2 to 3 minutes longer.
  5. Remove the baking sheets from the oven and top each tortilla with an equal amount of feta cheese. Return the baking sheets to the oven; cook until the cheese is just melting, 1 to 2 minutes longer. Top the tortillas with the chicken mixture.
Notes
  1. A fruit salad or fresh fruit would be an easy and complementary accompaniment.
Adapted from Quick from Scratch Chicken
Adapted from Quick from Scratch Chicken
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 Additional Comments

If you’re short on time, use rotisserie chicken from your local grocery store. For this recipe, I cooked the chicken quickly by first cutting several chicken breasts into cubes, sprinkling them with some spices (cumin, garlic salt and Montreal steak seasoning) and cooking them in my stovetop grill pan, which I use frequently.

The chicken for the Chicken Feta Tostadas could be grilled outdoors, roasted or stewed. The chicken may be shredded also. I didn’t shred the chicken since it was already cut in small cubes.

I used a pizza cutter to cut the Chicken Feta Tostadas into 4 pieces for serving. Large “Burrito-sized” tortillas were used in this recipe but use the size you wish. A small tortilla would probably be easier for a child to manage and eat.

A menu suggestion to complement the Chicken Feta Tostadas would be to serve fresh fruit or fruit salad as an accompaniment.

Try something new for lunch soon – especially if you’re in the “Lunch Doldrums” like me!

Remember to Savor the Flavor!

Janet

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Comments

Chicken Feta Tostadas — 44 Comments

  1. Love, love, love feta cheese! This sounds delish! I will be making this for myself, the husband hates feta. ?

  2. Hi Leigh, Hope you enjoy this recipe! Too bad hubby doesn’t like feta – you could substitute a different cheese on his! Thanks for stopping by! Blessings, Janet

  3. Janet, I also seem to stay with the same rotation of what I cook…something new on the menu is always welcomed! The chicken feta tostadas sound fabulous! I must try this recipe and thanks for sharing!

  4. Hi Pam, Isn’t it easy to get in a rut – particularly at lunch time? I hope you enjoy the Chicken Feta Tostadas. Also check out my next post for Chicken Black Bean Burritos. I’m on a thread about finding some more interesting dishes to make for lunch! Thanks so much for your comments and your visit! Blessings, Janet

  5. These look fabulous, I love tostadas! Thank you for sharing at the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up, Pinned ?

  6. Hi Angie, Thanks for the kind comments and for hosting Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up! Thanks also for pinning! Blessings, Janet

  7. I love feta. This recipe looks simple and yummy. Thanks for linking up at family Joy Blog Link Up Party!

  8. Hi Charlene, Thanks for your kind comments and for hosting Family Joy Blog Link Up Party! Blessings, Janet

  9. Hi Krista, I hope you have a chance to try these soon! Thanks for your kind comments and for stopping by! Blessings, Janet

  10. You chicken feta tostadas would be perfect for a summer lunch. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday. Pinned and Tweeted.

  11. Hi Beverly, Thanks for your kind comments and for pinning & tweeting this recipe! Thanks also for hosting Snickerdoodle Sunday! Blessings, Janet

  12. These tostadas will definitely liven up lunch time or make a lovely light dinner! Love the Italian twist ?

  13. Hi Kathryn, Thanks for your kind comments and your visit! Hope you get to try these soon! Blessings, Janet

  14. These look so delicious…definitely something that I need to be making soon! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Share The Wealth Sunday!

  15. Nice little recipe for an easy summer dinner. We love feta cheese. Thanks so much for sharing at DI&DI.

  16. Hi Lisa, Thanks for your kind comments & I hope you enjoy the Chicken Feta Tostadas whenever you get a chance to try them! Thanks also for hosting Share the Wealth Sunday! Blessings, Janet

  17. These look so good. Tostadas are probably my favorite food come summertime. Easy, quick and so good. Sharing today as my Party at My Place pick of the day.

  18. Hi Michelle, Thanks for all your kind comments and for making this recipe your pick of the day! Thanks also for hosting Party at My Place! Blessings, Janet

  19. I love all the ingredients in this, Janet! What an incredible recipe! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week ?

  20. Yum! All those lovely flavors in one neat easy to eat package! I don’t know if I could stop at one!

    Thanks for sharing this with us at Throwback Thursday this week!

    Mollie

  21. This would make one delicious and light lunch that’s perfect for warm weather.

  22. Hi Kelly, Thanks for your kind comments – I hope you enjoy the Chicken Feta Tostadas! See you at #SocialButterflySunday! Blessings, Janet

  23. Hi Mollie, Thanks for your kind comments! Hope you enjoy the Chicken Feta Tostadas! You can have more than one! ? Blessings, Janet

  24. I seem to always have lunch menu fatigue. My poor kids! These look good. Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday.

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  26. Hi Victoria, Thanks for your kind comments and visit and for hosting Funtastic Friday! Blessings, Janet

  27. Sounds yummy! I love everything you’ve put on them and will be giving them a try. Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  29. This looks perfect for lunch! Thanks so much for sharing with us and we hope you’ll link up with us again at You Link It We Make It! – Kim @ knockitoffkim.com

  30. Your Chicken Feta Tostadas look fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen

  31. Hi Jann, Thanks for your comments – I really liked the oil & vinegar on this, it seemed to give it a really fresh taste! Blessings, Janet

  32. Hi Kim, I enjoyed these Chicken Feta Tostadas for lunch! Thanks for your comments and for hosting You Link It We Make It! Blessings, Janet

  33. Those sound amazing for a summer meal – pinned it to try! Thank you for sharing with us at the #HomeMattersParty

  34. Hi Jamie, Thanks for your kind comments and visit! Thanks for hosting #HomeMattersParty and for pinning this recipe – I hope you like it! Blessings,Janet

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