Low Carb Chicken and Veggie Tostadas Recipe

Atkins Low Carb Chicken and Veggie Tostadas
Net Carbs
Prep Time: 20 Minutes
Cook Time: 25 Minutes
Phase: Phase 2
Difficulty: Moderate
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  • 8 tortilla Carb Counter flour tortillas, street taco size (La Banderita)
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 0 3/4 tsp chili powder, 036800328198, organic
  • 0 3/4 tsp table salt
  • 0 1/2 cup fresh yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh garlic
  • 16 oz raw chicken thigh, skinless
  • 1 cup fresh zucchini, with skin, chopped
  • 0 1/2 cup fresh red bell pepper, chopped
  • 2 tsp lime juice, 100%, fresh squeezed
  • 1 cup fresh avocado puree
  • 1 cup mexican blend cheese
  • 0 1/2 cup red salsa
  • 8 tsp sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, leaves


  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. Place tortillas in a single layer on a baking sheet. In a small bowl or cup, combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, ¼ teaspoon chili powder and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Brush both sides of each tortilla with the oil mixture and pierce all over with a fork. Bake for 3 minutes, then flip each tortilla, piercing any bubbles and flattening if needed, bake another 5-8 minutes, until just beginning to brown. Allow to cool.
  3. In a large non-stick skillet over medium heat, warm the remaining tablespoon olive oil. Add chopped onion and sauté until translucent, about 3 minutes. Add minced or pressed garlic, stirring constantly until fragrant, another 30 seconds. Add chicken thighs cut into ½-inch cubes, sprinkle with ½ teaspoon chili powder, ¼ teaspoon salt, and sauté stirring occasionally, until chicken is opaque and beginning to brown, about 5 minutes. Add zucchini and bell pepper and continue to sauté, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender crisp and chicken is cooked through (internal temp of 165°F), 3-5 minutes more.
  4. In a medium bowl, mix together avocado, lime juice and 1/8 teaspoon salt.
  5. To assemble the tostadas, spread 1/8 cup avocado mix over each tortilla. Top each evenly with a rounded 1/3 cup chicken and vegetable mixture, 2 tablespoons shredded cheese, 1 tablespoon salsa, and 1 teaspoon sour cream. Sprinkle evenly with cilantro leaves and serve. One serving is two tostadas as described.

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