These miniature tostadas feature the classic pairing of apples and cheddar cheese in a Southwestern inspired party appetizer.
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Servings: 24mini tostadas
Round cookie cutter, like a biscuit cutter - about 1 ½ - 2 inches wide
3cupsfinely-shredded, cooked chicken breast
½teaspoonancho chili powder
1 ½ cupsshredded white cheddar cheese
2medium Fuji apples, peeled and shredded finely on a box grater
1small jicama, about 1 pound, shredded finely on a box grater
2tablespoonsfresh lime juice
2tablespoonsfreshly chopped cilantro, plus extra for garnishplus extra for garnish
Salt and pepper, to taste
Preheat oven to 375°F.
Cut two rounds out of each tortilla with a round biscuit cutter (about 1 ½ - 2inches wide). You should have a total of 48 rounds from 24 tortillas. Place them on a baking sheet and coat the tops lightly with cooking spray. Flip the rounds over and lightly spray the other side. Bake for 15-18 minutes until golden and crispy, flipping halfway for even cooking.
While the tortilla rounds bake, place the shredded apple and jicama in a colander to drain. Combine the cooked chicken with the oil, salt, pepper, cumin, and chili powder in a medium bowl. Toss well for even coating.
Press any liquid out of the apple and jicama with a rubber spatula before transferring them to a medium bowl. Combine the shredded apple and jicama mixture with the lime juice and cilantro. Add salt and pepper to taste.
Assemble the tostadas by placing a scant tablespoon of chicken on the tops of 24 tortilla rounds on a baking sheet. Add cheese to the top of the chicken, then top with another layer of tortilla rounds, chicken and cheese. You should have a total of 24, two-layer tostadas. Bake the assembled tostadas for 5-6 minutes so that the cheese melts.
Remove tostadas from oven and place on a serving platter. Top each with a mound of apple jicama slaw and a few cilantro leaves for garnish. Serve immediately.
Nutrition information per serving: Calories 255, Total Fat 8.4g, Saturated Fat 3.7g, Trans Fat 0.0g, Cholesterol 42mg, Sodium 184mg, Potassium 258mg, Total Carbohydrates 29.2g, Dietary Fiber 5.6g, Sugars 4.3g, Protein 16.8g