I did something good.

Marinated Greek Chicken Tostadas I howsweeteats.com

Remember the whipped feta?

I spread that all over a warm and crispy tortilla. So it got a little melty.

Then covered it with marinated chicken and a hodge podge of tomatoes, artichokes and dill among other wonderful things.  Olive oil, lemon squeezes, lots of seasoning. Yes.

Marinated Greek Chicken Tostadas I howsweeteats.com

It was a perfect change of pace and fit the requirement that most of my summer meals must: to taste super fresh. To taste super fresh without being a giant bowl of green salad, that is.

That’s my goal.

I’ve essentially centered my life around this whipped feta. I love that stuff so freaking much. It takes any boring meal over the top within seconds.

It’s so simple but packs a ton of flavor.

It’s so delicious that I can think of nothing but short, cliché sentences to describe it.

Marinated Greek Chicken Tostadas I howsweeteats.com

Last year I made tostadas and I think the verdict is in: I prefer corn tortillas. They get a little crispier, most likely because they are thinner – but in a pinch flour tortillas will do. They get crisp but a little puffy at the same time. It doesn’t matter much at all as long as they have some crunch. After all, everything you want is piled on top.

You can take this combo and throw it on pizza. Stuff it in a pita. Maybe put it in a quesadilla? Stick it in a sandwich.

Put it on a salad if you’re into that freaky stuff.

As long as it makes it into your mouth, the goal is reached.

Marinated Greek Chicken Tostadas I howsweeteats.com

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Marinated Greek Chicken Tostadas

Yield: serves 4

Total Time: 45 minutes

Ingredients:

1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into chunks
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh dill
2 garlic cloves, minced
the juice of 1 lemon

1 batch of whipped feta
4 (small) corn or flour tortillas
1 tablespoon of olive oil
1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
1/2 sweet onion, diced
1/2 cup chopped, marinated artichokes
1/3 cup kalamata olives, pitted and chopped
1 teaspoon freshly chopped dill
crumbled feta for serving
lemon wedges

Directions:

A few hours (or even the night) before, add chicken to a baking dish or ziplock bag. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic and dill. Pour over chicken, stick in the fridge and let marinate.

Cook chicken however you'd like - I simply add mine (discarding the marinade) to a skillet oven medium heat and cook until golden, about 10 minutes. In a large bowl, combine tomatoes, onions, artichokes, olives and dill. Add a drop of olive oil or lemon juice and toss to coat. Season if desired.

When getting ready to serve, heat another skillet over medium heat. Add olive oil about 1/4 teaspoon at a time, add one tortilla and cook for about 30-60 seconds per side, until just golden and bubbly. Remove and let drain on a paper towel. Set aside until ready to use.

To assemble tostadas, spread a bit of whipped feta on each crisp tortilla. Add chicken on top then cover with the tomato and artichoke mixture. Top with some extra feta. Hummus makes a nice addition too.

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What if you took it all and dumped it in a bowl of hummus and scooped it up with pita chips? Hmmm.

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65 Responses to “Marinated Greek Chicken Tostadas.”

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    Tieghan — June 26, 2013 @ 6:49 am

    So my kind of meal. Frist of all the whipped is freaking amazing. I should know, I have made it like 20 times in the last month. SO GOOD! Plus, I love the dill and the marinated chicken!

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    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — June 26, 2013 @ 6:52 am

    Ohhh, this looks wonderful! Light, refreshing and simply a great combination of flavors. Bookmarking this recipe!!

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    Anne — June 26, 2013 @ 6:54 am

    This post was a lovely surprise. It was published while I was reading your post(again) about grilled cheese, so when I clicked back there it was,. Your posts always make me so happy. I’m vegan, so usually I can’t cook your recipes, but I just love your style so much that I read your blog everyday anyway. Oh, and these tostadas look scrumptious!

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    • Jessica — June 26th, 2013 @ 6:59 am

      you have no idea how much that means to me + that you still read. thank you so much!

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    Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion — June 26, 2013 @ 7:14 am

    I haven’t tried the whipped feta, it sounds like it needs to be a staple in my life. This will definitely be transformed into a pizza!! Love it

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — June 26, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    Sounds great Jess! And I love the versatility (including the hummus idea!!) I’m exceptionally fond of greens so the whole dumping it over a big bowl of them sounds very appealing to me right now!

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    Amy — June 26, 2013 @ 7:42 am

    So good. I haven’t tried the whipped feta yet, but I need to and this might be just the thing to try it on.

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    Lauren @ The Highlands Life — June 26, 2013 @ 8:02 am

    Whipped feta? When did I miss this? That is some freaky good deliciousness I need to make happen in my life ASAP.

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    Holly @ EatGreatBEGreat — June 26, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    So good! Can I have one now!?! ;-)

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    Karen — June 26, 2013 @ 8:29 am

    This looks so freaking good! Can’t wait to try! I LOVE Greek anything! Look at all those exclamation points…

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    Averie @ Averie Cooks — June 26, 2013 @ 8:32 am

    All those chunky veggies look so good. And whipped feta has GOT to make everything just so much better!

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    Katie — June 26, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    The whipped feta!! We are completely obsessed over here. I’m so glad I have another block in my fridge to make this!

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    Kevin (Closet Cooking) — June 26, 2013 @ 8:52 am

    I love doing Greek flavours in Mexican style dishes like this! The tostadas look amazing!

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    Jacki — June 26, 2013 @ 9:01 am

    This whole post is speaking my language: feta. Mmmm feta. I need to make this ASAP!

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    Laurie E. — June 26, 2013 @ 9:04 am

    These pictures (as always) are fabulous. Makes me wanna dive head first into my computer- although I don’t think my employer would appreciate that much.

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    bridget {bake at 350} — June 26, 2013 @ 9:06 am

    Oh GIRL!!!

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    Alyssa — June 26, 2013 @ 9:13 am

    Girl!!! These.look.amazing!

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    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — June 26, 2013 @ 9:24 am

    I’m quite certain that with enough whipped feta, we could save the world.

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — June 26, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    Outrageous! I think you just transported me to some little Greek island with these gorgeous, scrumptious tostadas! I want!

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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — June 26, 2013 @ 10:03 am

    Why is my face not in that?

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    Heather — June 26, 2013 @ 10:10 am

    That’s it, I’m getting feta at the store today and probably eating my weight in whipped feta over the next few days!

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    Jamie @lifelovelemons — June 26, 2013 @ 10:23 am

    I need this right now!!

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    Carly @ Snack Therapy — June 26, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    I want a cambelback filled with whipped feta.

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    Amy @ The Little Honey Bee — June 26, 2013 @ 11:05 am

    These pictures are torturing me… Need to make this! Wow.

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    Marcie @ Flavor the Moments — June 26, 2013 @ 11:26 am

    You did do something good….great, actually! I love everything about this.

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    Tiff @ Love Sweat & Beers — June 26, 2013 @ 11:51 am

    Mediterranean flavors are always a win in my house. Looks great!

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    Larry — June 26, 2013 @ 11:59 am

    Your brain should be studied for all the amazingness that it holds.

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    Emily @ Life on Food — June 26, 2013 @ 12:21 pm

    I am all over that pizza idea. And whipped feta?!?! How did I miss that?

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    Holiday Baker Man — June 26, 2013 @ 12:48 pm

    Tasty!

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    Emily aka The Three Bite Rule — June 26, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

    This looks absolutely delicious. What a great idea! I like that it is fresh & summery but still not a salad ;)

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    Honey, What's Cooking — June 26, 2013 @ 2:54 pm

    this looks amazing… just too darn good. love it. such an innovative recipe.

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    Erica {Coffee & Quinoa} — June 26, 2013 @ 3:01 pm

    Spotted: Target plates! I have these too and love them :)

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    naomi — June 26, 2013 @ 4:48 pm

    I love the greek meets mexican food fusion here!!

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    LisaG — June 26, 2013 @ 6:50 pm

    Oh yum! Im gonna serve this over lettuce just to get in more veggies.

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    TraciB — June 26, 2013 @ 8:03 pm

    Oh my ! I WILL try to make this soon! THANK YOU!

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    Kelly — June 26, 2013 @ 10:00 pm

    ahhhhh that sounds so good even though my stomach is exploding from ice cream I like want that right now!!

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    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — June 27, 2013 @ 12:36 am

    Everything about this recipe screams summer. And I’m loving it!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — June 27, 2013 @ 8:56 am

    WOW does this look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!! Your pictures just blow me away LOL they are always so perfect

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    Gina — June 27, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    YUM! I love your whipped feta and have been on a greek salad kick, so these sound amazing. Can’t wait to try them. And your pictures are fabulous.

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    Sarah — June 27, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    Jessica, these look divine! Once I get back from my travels I will be adding this to my NEED TO MAKE NOW list. Looks so tasty! Thanks for sharing! ;)

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    Barb | Creative Culinary — June 27, 2013 @ 10:55 am

    I missed the post on whipped feta and that’s a great idea…not only makes it easier to use but truth is I think I would prefer the flavor that comes from mixing in some cream cheese; feta can be a bit salty for my taste. Love this dish; it’s how I love to eat in summer too!

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    Jenn G — June 27, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    Yes…. just YES!

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    Judy @ Season of Sweets — June 27, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

    Thank you Jessica! You just made my day! It’s not even noon yet and it’s hot outside and my air conditioner is out :(. These tostadas will be perfect for dinner–I can hardly wait!

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    MK — June 27, 2013 @ 7:53 pm

    I just licked my screen…ok, not really. But, I just might!

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    RL — June 28, 2013 @ 8:51 am

    This is definitely going in a pita and happening for dinner. Husband will love it as long as I don’t tell him the ingredients first!

    Also, side note: if you cook flour tortillas like that in some butter (or ghee, clarified butter, even better), then it makes a quick substitute for bread to eat with Indian food. And a quick substitute for all forms of real food if that’s how you want to spend your day.

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    tracy {pale yellow} — June 28, 2013 @ 9:25 am

    Mmmmmm, melty feta! Sign. Me. Up! This dinner looks awesome, a perfect summer supper!

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    Shelly in Austin — June 28, 2013 @ 3:22 pm

    I just made the whipped feta last weekend and have some left over. I was going to stuff it in some chicken breasts, but now I’m going to make these. They look so yummy and summery! Thanks for the dinner inspiration!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — June 28, 2013 @ 9:41 pm

    This is beautiful! My husband and I love Greek dishes and this one looks marvelous :)

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    Nessa — June 29, 2013 @ 11:01 pm

    This is over the top fabulous! Need it now :)

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    Ann — July 1, 2013 @ 8:16 pm

    Just made the chicken and served it with tzatziki sauce on whole wheat tortillas with grilled onions and garlic. It was delish! Thanks for sharing the marinade recipe.

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    Mari — July 3, 2013 @ 9:54 pm

    I just made these for dinner tonight. WOW. We loved them – hubby declared it his new favorite recipe using feta cheese! :)

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