I love southwestern salads, so I decided to create my own at home. You can add black beans, corn, or spice it up with chili peppers.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Stir paprika, cayenne pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, black pepper, white pepper, cumin, oregano, thyme, and salt together in a bowl.

  • Rub spice mixture into each chicken breast to coat thoroughly.

  • Heat oil in a large skillet over high heat. Cook chicken breasts in hot oil until browned, about 5 minutes per side. Transfer chicken to a baking dish. Cover the dish with aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until chicken breasts are no longer pink in the center and the juices run clear, about 20 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Slice chicken into strips.

  • Fill each tostada shell with 1/2 cup lettuce. Divide chicken, salsa, avocados, Cheddar cheese, and olives between the tostada shells. Top each salad with ranch dressing.

Nutrition Facts

667 calories; 47 g total fat; 88 mg cholesterol; 1861 mg sodium. 33.2 g carbohydrates; 33.9 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (8)

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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2016
This is awesome! Thanks for the recipe! Wow! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
09/27/2017
I'm sure the recipe is great but when I made it the chicken did not absorb ANY flavor so it was flavorless chicken on salad greens = boring. Read More
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2016
This is awesome! Thanks for the recipe! Wow! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/06/2016
This is awesome! Thanks for the recipe! Wow! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/17/2016
Great easy recipe. I know I should not rate a recipe when I don't exactly follow it so sorry. I actually just used some taco seasoning instead of combining all of the spices listed. Dish turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/13/2015
I have to give this 5 STARS even tho I only made the chicken part of it. Everyone in the family loved it. We will make this again and again. Just the right amount of heat and spice. Made as directed in this recipe it turns out very moist. My husband and I ate it on lettuce with tomato avocado jalapeno cheese. I had French dressing and taco sauce on my salad and he put Caesar on his. Our son age 12 at the chicken on heated up tortillas. Everyone was extremely happy and said this was one of the best meals we have had EVER. Read More
Rating: 1 stars
09/27/2017
I'm sure the recipe is great but when I made it the chicken did not absorb ANY flavor so it was flavorless chicken on salad greens = boring. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2017
Yes we will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2014
I made this Paleo style so no cheese and no tostada shells:) Also made my own Paleo friendly ranch. My husband could not stop raving about the chicken rub! He said he could eat it everyday! Thank you so much for sharing a fantastic salad recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2018
Very good and easy meal. My family loved it and want me to put it on the weekly rotation. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2017
when the most difficult thing about a recipe is putting together the spice mix....well there's 3 stars right there. the tasty finished product puts it over the moon. a fantastic fun meal. Read More