Warmer months typically call for lighter bites, and one of the first things that comes to mind for many is a fresh and flavorful salad. While a salad is a quick and easy way to up your veggie intake and get food on the table in next to no time, the same formula over and over again can make mealtimes feel mundane.
To take your salads to the next level, think of those greens as a blank slate for creativity and look beyond the bowl for elements that can help create new, satisfying meals. For example, salad kits are tasty and versatile salad mixtures with premium ingredients that can also be eaten as sides with your favorite protein or used as toppers for favorites like pizza and tostadas to help kick mealtime up a notch.
These easy Kickin’ Chicken Tostadas are made using your favorite store-bought salad kits. Just add the mixture to tostada shells topped with salsa verde chicken and avocado for a flavorful combination.
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Kickin’ Chicken Tostadas
Prep time: 30 minutes
Total time: 35 minutes
1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1 jar (16 ounces) salsa verde, any heat level
2 packages (about 10 ounces each) of your choice of salad kit
12 tostada shells
1 avocado, peeled, pitted and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
In large, covered skillet over medium heat, cook chicken in salsa verde 20 minutes, turning once, until internal temperature reaches 165 F.
Remove chicken, reserving 1/2 cup salsa verde; shred with two forks. Toss with reserved salsa verde.
Place salad from kit in large bowl; toss with half the salad dressing from kit. Add toppings from kit; toss to combine.
Divide salad evenly among tostada shells. Top each salad with chicken and avocado; drizzle with remaining dressing.