Hello friends! Guess what- I’m finally in my 2nd trimester and starting to feel a little better! I’m at 15 weeks now and the baby’s the size of a large navel orange- which means I’m starting to look….um, “plump”. Personally, I don’t really think I look pregnant- just fat. Oh well! :)

I made these tostadas for dinner awhile back and they tasted so good! And they’re insanely simple to make (plus, Joel grilled the chicken for me, which made it even easier)! They’re so versatile- you can use any meat you like and any toppings. A vegetarian version would be great too!

Easy Chicken Tostadas

2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1 inch chunks
1 can refried beans
sliced black olives
shredded cheddar cheese
shredded lettuce
salsa
1 large avocado, sliced
4 flour tortillas

For the marinade:
juice of 3 large limes
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 heaping teaspoon brown sugar
handful cilantro, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, roughly chopped
1/2 onion, roughly chopped
2 cloves garlic, roughly chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

Place the chicken and marinade in a large ziploc bag and refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Remove the chicken from the bag and discard the marinade. Grill chicken pieces over medium-high heat for about 6-8 minutes, turning occasionally, until fully cooked.

Heat the refried beans in a small pan over medium heat until hot (I like to stir in a little liquid smoke and a splash of jarred jalapeno juice to jazz it up).

Spray the tortillas with a little cooking spray and place on a baking sheet; bake for about 5 minutes, until crisp. Spread each tortilla with a thin layer of beans then top with the cheese, black olives, salsa, chicken, lettuce and avocado. Serves 2.

Recipe source: Sing For Your Supper original

 

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18 Comments »

  1. Glad to see you blogging again. :)

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    amy Reply:

    Why, thank you! :)

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    Joel Reply:

    You’re welcome!

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    Comment by Joel — August 2, 2011 @ 3:32 PM

  2. They DO look good. Welcome to the 2nd trimester!

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    amy Reply:

    Thank you, Noelle! Hope you’re feeling good these days too! :)

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    Comment by Noelle — August 2, 2011 @ 3:34 PM

  3. these look so yummy. i love simple suppers. congrats on getting to the second trimester. the second trimester is the best cause you are out of the first (scary) and not yet too fat and swollen to move around like in your 3rd. lol

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    Comment by mis-cakes — August 2, 2011 @ 4:21 PM

  4. These really look good! Glad you’re feeling better! :)

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    Comment by Amy B — August 2, 2011 @ 5:47 PM

  5. So glad you’re turning the corner. These look yummy!

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    Comment by Kelsey — August 2, 2011 @ 6:58 PM

  6. These look great! Anything with refried beans is right up my husband’s alley. Glad that you’re feeling better and that you are back to blogging again :)

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    Comment by Chrissy — August 3, 2011 @ 1:41 AM

  7. i bet you look super cute!! :) we love tostadas–last time I made them with chicken, black beans, and goat cheese!

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    Comment by natalie (the sweets life) — August 3, 2011 @ 1:41 PM

  8. I like your hint on jazzing up the beans! (And this recipe in it’s entirety.) Glad to hear you and your “navel orange” are doing well. That was a cute visual! And NO, you’re NOT fat!

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    Comment by Kimby — August 3, 2011 @ 6:07 PM

  9. Congrats on the 2nd trimester. So glad that you are feeling better. These look fabulous. I made your Southwestern Skillet recently and they were great, so I’m sure these will be to.

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    amy Reply:

    Thanks so much, Jade!

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    Comment by Jade — August 8, 2011 @ 4:01 PM

  10. These look delicious Amy. And glad to hear everything is going well with your pregnancy.

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    Comment by Eliana — August 10, 2011 @ 2:53 PM

  11. Just came across your blog. It is very nice and I would love to see it more often. Congratulations on your bun in the oven! Yes, morning sickness is the worst thing ever. My oldest son is 30 something and still to this day I remember being sick 24/7 for about 4 months.I love your blog, please keep it going and by the way yes the song “Sing for your supper” does stick in your head!! The pic of you and your dog is also just too stinking cute!

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    amy Reply:

    Thanks so much, Tina!

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    Comment by Tina — August 15, 2011 @ 3:07 PM

  12. Those look lovely! The second trimester is soooo much better. Enjoy it!

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    Comment by Michelann — August 17, 2011 @ 8:47 PM

  13. I miss you! Come back and post soon! ;-)

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    Comment by Jessica — August 22, 2011 @ 11:34 PM

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