Wednesday, April 19, 2017

GOYA Foods Chicken and Cheese Tostadas Are Toddler Approved #GOYAFoods #BetterForYou #GOYA #RealLifeChef #GOYAGood

As a mom of a 2 year old, I'm always wanting and willing to try new recipes to make Scarlett happy with.  Meals some day can be a challenge while others are smooth sailing.  Since most toddlers enjoy chicken and cheese in dishes, I wanted to combine those two ingredients into something not only delicious but quick and easy too.  I know some moms are busy and tired at the end of the day, especially working moms.  This recipe can be created in no time at all and your toddler will definitely say yum!

In honor of Cinco De Mayo, GOYA Foods is launching a Better For You product line which features over 300 nutritious products.  Mexican food is one of my favorite cuisines and I make a lot of Mexican inspired dishes for my family.  

I was sent a box containing various ingredients in order to make a new and unique recipe featuring tostadas.  As I thought about what to make, my daughter Scarlett came to mind.  She's a big fan of quesadillas which I make for her frequently, but I don't think she's ever had tostadas before.  Since they are similar, I figured she'd enjoy them.  I used the included ingredients of corn oil, Adobo, black beans, refried beans, and the tortillas.  From my fridge I took out shredded Mexican blend cheese as well as cubed chicken.  

To start, I spread a generous layer of refried beans on a tortilla and topped it with chicken and shredded Mexican cheese.  I poured a small amount of oil into a pan and turned the heat to high. Once the tortilla was in the pan I covered it until the cheese was melted and the chicken heated through.  The tortilla fries in the oil on the bottom and gets crispy and crunchy as it cooks.  Once the tostada was done, I could tell that it was perfectly crispy and fabulous.  I topped it off with halved tomatoes for color.

On the side, I served black beans that were tossed in lime juice and Adobo.  I had a bite and it was utterly so tasty.  The combination of the warm chicken and cheese combined with the cool tomatoes and the crunch of the tortilla was outstanding.  The black beans were perfect for rounding out the meal.  I don't know how I haven't made tostadas before! They will certainly be added to my rotation of recipes to make.

Scarlett absolutely loved the tostadas and ate it up in record time.  My child is a big cheese lover so I knew this would appeal to her.  

If you're looking for something new and exciting for your toddler's lunch or dinner, I'm sure they will absolutely love chicken and cheese tostadas.  

*DISCLOSURE* Thank you to Goya Foods for providing compensation and product ingredients in order to facilitate this post.  All thoughts are strictly my own.  

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