You will never guess these delicious Skinny Chicken Fajita Tostadas are low calorie! They are so full of flavor and so filling!
You guys! These. Were. Wonderful! I made them for lunch the other day, and I LOVED them. I can so see myself making them again and again because I always have the stuff to make them. But before I get to all the details of how to make them I have to tell you guys the funniest conversation I had with my 8 year old daughter.
It was one of those moments where I realized I sounded old…
We were riding in the car when something got us on the topic of cell phones and iPads and how long I’ve had these things. I told her that iPads only came out right before she was born and smart phones were not long before that. I was trying to explain to her how it hasn’t been too long since we got all fancy with our gadgets. So she started asking me about what we did before that…and this is the part where I started realizing I’m talking to a new generation about things we had “back in my day.”
Ironically, “back in my day” wasn’t that long ago. I went on to explain to her how we had to wait until we got somewhere to use a phone. If we were really in a bind, we had to stop at a gas station and use these black phones called a “pay phone.” But you had to have a quarter…
I didn’t even go into what a “pager” was with her.
So now I feel old and uncool…welcome to motherhood!
But what makes me feel cool is when I get to eat low-calorie meals like this and feel like I’m getting to indulge. It’s totally awesome!
It starts out with a baked whole wheat tortilla, hummus, and the toppings are piled on with a final stop back in the oven to melt the cheese.
Skinny Chicken Fajita Tostadas
- 2 grilled chicken breasts, sliced
- 1 large bell pepper, sliced
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 whole wheat flour tortillas
- cooking oil spray
- 2 - 3 tbsp hummus
- 1/2 cup Monterrey Jack cheese
- Optional toppings: Sliced jarred jalapenos, chopped cilantro, light sour cream
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in skillet.
- Add onions and peppers and saute for about 7-10 minutes or until onions are clear and tender. Turn of heat.
- Place tortillas onto a baking sheet. Spray both sides of tortillas with a little cooking spray to help them crisp up in the oven. Bake for about 5 minutes.
- Remove tortillas from oven. Spread each tortilla with hummus.
- Top with grilled chicken, sauteed onions and peppers, and some cheese. Return to oven for about 3 to 5 minutes or until cheese is melted.
- Remove from oven and top with jalapenos, fresh cilantro, and sour cream. Cut into wedges to serve.
Other light and healthy recipes you might like:
Roasted Red Pepper & Turkey Wraps
Skinny Pepperjack and Turkey Pizzas
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Kacey @ The Cookie Writer says
I really need to come to your house for dinner. Our love for Mexican food is strong! Love how easy these are (I tend to make my meals really complicated!)
Heather / girlichef says
This sounds fantastic, like the absolute perfect lunch. I’m totally digging the hummus with the fajita flavors. And yeah, I’ve had quite a few “back in my day” conversations with my kiddos. Sigh.
Annie @Maebells says
That is so funny! We have a God daughter that is one and sometimes I think about what her “normal” will be and how it will differ so much from our normal as kids. She won’t understand a CD player much less a pager! haha!
And I love these tostadas they look fantastic!
Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says
Haha, I teach high school and there are so many times I have felt like this! These tostadas are totally cool though 😀
Allison - Celebrating Sweets says
I know the feeling, Jaren. Having kids make me feel so old! It’s crazy how our little ones will never know life without fancy electronics. These tostadas look fabulous. I love that you used hummus – great idea!
Nutmeg Nanny says
Total yum! All those jalapeños on top are calling my name.
Chelsea @chelseasmessyapron says
What an awesome recipe!! I totally love fajitas and tostadas (like a lot!) So I am so happy you combined them!!
Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen says
Oh my goodness, I have those kind of talks with my son, too! He seems so in awe to know that all these gadgets weren’t around when I was a kid! 😉 And these tostadas are totally happening at my house! I love that they are made with hummus; I always have that in the fridge!
Lisa @ Wine & Glue.com says
Ummm, seriously! When my kids see pictures of land lines they ask what they are, and then I feel ancient. So . . . then we start telling them about their grandparents and how their grandpa was born before TV was invented (true story), and that makes us feel better, lol! This looks amazing! I can’t wait to make it for dinner! Pinned!
Everything Homemade says
I just LOVE your recipes! This is a great blog!
Have a great day!
Thanks you so much!!
Andi @ The Weary Chef says
Yes please, totally my kind of meal! Sounds amazing, Jaren!