Happy Halloweener!

Honey Ginger Chicken Tostadas with Pomegranate Salsa I howsweeteats.com

We need to talk about something.

Like, say, the fact that I ended up consuming three of these tortillas before I even threw this whole mess together. It was really ridiculous.

Orrrr maybe we should talk about how I have an intriguing desire to start dressing like Adriana in the Sopranos episode I was watching last night. She had on some black and metallic-y leopard print getup on that really appealed to my overdue 90s sense of style. Like a shopping-at-Cache-in-1998 type of outfit.

Like an outfit that could no be worn if you were eating three crispy tortillas for lunch.

Why can’t sweat pants be a high fashion thing?

Honey Ginger Chicken Tostadas with Pomegranate Salsa I howsweeteats.com

I’m aware that this meal isn’t very halloweeny but I figure that you’ve had more than your fair share of candy right now along with your eyeballs being assaulted with king size candy bars being shoved inside of baked goods or crumbled on top of cakes. Next thing I know there will be snickers bars inside of enchiladas and gummy worms in salad. I just can’t compete.

So we’re doing something different entirely. DINNAH!

You probably already know I’m quite a fan of the tostada and while this one is a bit simpler than my other versions, the flavor is right on point. I am currently adoring ginger and pomegranate together, and this honey ginger chicken is delicious and garlicky. The big old handful of pom salsa on top is totally refreshing and… pretty. Pretty! Isn’t it pretty?!

Oh wait. Can we please have a moment for my obligatory stacked fried tortilla picture in a tostada post.

Honey Ginger Chicken Tostadas with Pomegranate Salsa I howsweeteats.com

I even stuck paper towels in between them this time. For you! Thought we needed to spice things up.

You can definitely add some beans or other (gasp) veggies on here, but I am lov.ing. these flavors. This chicken can be used in a million and one other things too, and I might have eaten a bit cold from the fridge with some extra sea salt on top.

That is huge. No really. The only thing you may find my grabbing from the fridge and adding sea salt on is a fat brick of chocolate.

So, I’m growing up.

Honey Ginger Chicken Tostadas with Pomegranate Salsa I howsweeteats.com


Honey Ginger Chicken Tostadas with Pomegranate Salsa

Yield: serves 4

Total Time: 30 minutes (2-24 hours to marinate chicken)


1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into pieces
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
8 (4-inch) corn or flour tortillas
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
2 green onions, sliced

pomegranate lime salsa
1/2 red onion, diced
1/2 cup pomegranate arils
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
2 limes, juiced
1 tablespoon pomegranate juice
pinch of salt + pepper


Season the chicken with the salt and pepper. Whisk together the oil, honey, ginger and garlic. Add the chicken to a baking dish or resealable bag and pour the marinade over top. Refrigerate and marinate for 2 to 24 hours.

When ready to cook, heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the chicken (discarding any extra marinade), cover and cook until it is golden brown, about 6 to 8 minutes, stirring once or twice. After the chicken has cooked, you can shred it a bit if desired. (I did.)

To crisp the tortillas, heat a large skillet over medium heat and add the oil 1 tablespoon at a time. Add each tortilla to the skillet and flip, cooking both sides until the are golden and bubbly, about 2 minutes. Remove the tortillas from the skillet and place them on a paper towel to drain.

Assemble the tostadas by adding the chicken on top of the tortilla, adding a sprinkling of green onions and covering with the salsa.

pomegranate lime salsa
Combine all ingredients together in a large bowl and stir. You can make this ahead of time. It will stay good for 2-3 days sealed tightly in the fridge.

Honey Ginger Chicken Tostadas with Pomegranate Salsa I howsweeteats.com

Come trick or treat at my house and you can have one of these. (or a bottle of wine.)

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61 Responses to “Honey Ginger Chicken Tostadas with Pomegranate Lime Salsa.”

  1. #
    Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers — October 31, 2013 @ 7:00 am

    Yum! I love it! I am so loving pomegranates right now! This is such a nice light healthy dish! Thank you so much for sharing! I just love it!


  2. #
    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — October 31, 2013 @ 7:08 am

    That pomegranate salsa sounds amazing and so unique. The tangy of the seeds must work with the juicy honey chicken. Hope you have good halloween


  3. #
    Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs — October 31, 2013 @ 7:32 am

    Looks delicious! Especially the pomegranate salsa — yum!


  4. #
    Sini | my blue&white kitchen — October 31, 2013 @ 7:39 am

    This looks so good! I love the pomegranate salsa and the look it gives to this dish.


  5. #
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — October 31, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    That pomegranite lime salsa is awesome! Never would have thought to make salsa out of pomegranites. I so wish sweatpants were high fashion….although it might be dangerous, because then I would totally eat everything.

    PS. I have that tile from Home Depot!


  6. #
    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — October 31, 2013 @ 8:15 am

    So beautiful! I’d come trick or treating at your house if it means getting some of these! :)


  7. #
    Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion — October 31, 2013 @ 8:16 am

    HAPPY HALLOWEEN!! I love this idea… I’m obsessed with tortillas! I even made my own.
    Wasn’t it your husband that gives you a present every year on Halloween like its Easter?


  8. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — October 31, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    These are so pretty that I almosttttt wouldn’t shove my face into the entire stack. Almost. Happy Halloween!


  9. #
    Liz @ Tip Top Shape — October 31, 2013 @ 8:44 am

    Ugh, this looks amazing. Can I just move in with you and you can make me these delicious recipes all the time?!

    Happy Halloween!!!


  10. #
    Amanda — October 31, 2013 @ 8:46 am

    YUM! So colorful too!


  11. #
    Jenna — October 31, 2013 @ 8:52 am

    This sounds and looks stunning!!!


  12. #
    Christine @ Cooking with Cakes — October 31, 2013 @ 9:08 am

    these look amaze!!! but I’ve gotta ask – did the hubby partake? If you got him to do eat pomegranate salsa you seriously deserve a round of applause sista!


    • Jessica — October 31st, 2013 @ 9:15 am

      he did! though he mainly ate the salsa with chips because i made this early on during the day. he is pretty good about eating different things as long as there is OMG MEAT involved. you know.


  13. #
    Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife — October 31, 2013 @ 9:51 am

    Absolutely stunning photos! You seriously always make the BEST tostadas, I am in awe. You must teach me your ways! ;)


  14. #
    Shea @ Dixie Chik Cooks — October 31, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    Love these tostadas! I love pomegranate arils :)


  15. #
    Happy Valley Chow — October 31, 2013 @ 10:16 am

    Wow that looks incredible and very creative. Thanks for sharing :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow


  16. #
    Stefanie @ Sarcastic Cooking — October 31, 2013 @ 10:41 am

    hahaha Oh Cache!!! So the place to shop in high school. All the cool, rich, Italian girls got their clothes there. I got one shirt there for Christmas. I wore it all the time. Oh, remember Arden B? That was another one! Umm the honey and ginger on the chicken with the crunchy tortillas and poms! I am so all about this crunchyness!


  17. #
    RavieNomNoms — October 31, 2013 @ 11:07 am

    YUM!!! This is insanely creative and yummy looking!!


  18. #
    DessertForTwo — October 31, 2013 @ 11:28 am

    I think this meal is perfect for Halloweenie! I eat this, don’t feel guilt, then eat the entire bowl of candy for dessert. What’s not to love? xo


  19. #
    Bev @ Bev Cooks — October 31, 2013 @ 12:10 pm

    Can I have that?


  20. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — October 31, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    Can I have a bottle of wine and these? I mean, it’s my birthday afterall ;) And I’m of the mentality that calories don’t count today – so LOAD. Me. UP!!


  21. #
    Stephanie @cookinfanatic — October 31, 2013 @ 12:18 pm

    pomegranate lime salsa. genius.


  22. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — October 31, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    The flavors of that pom-lime salsa sound so good! And I love the colors! It’s so nice to see reds, pinks, greens after all the orange pumpkin everywhere!


  23. #
    Amber - Loves Food, Loves to Eat — October 31, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

    Are your tortillas homemade? If not, what kind are they? They just look so thick and fluffy and amazing!!


  24. #
    Kim in MD — October 31, 2013 @ 1:38 pm

    Uh…yum! This looks insanely delicious!


  25. #
    ThisBakerGirlBlogs — October 31, 2013 @ 1:39 pm

    The flavours, the colours – it sounds and looks perfect!


  26. #
    aloucia a — October 31, 2013 @ 1:44 pm

    I made the pome chicken you did it was great..but with the pome seeds I feel like its not all the way edible..how does this work in the salsa?


    • Jessica — October 31st, 2013 @ 3:04 pm

      i think it’s personal preference… i eat the entire aril and love them!


  27. #
    joelle (on a pink typewriter) — October 31, 2013 @ 1:52 pm

    I thought those were pancakes at first glance and got way too excited.


  28. #
    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — October 31, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

    Honey ginger chicken tostadas looks so delish! Love the pom lime salsa — so vibrant!


  29. #
    Rebecca — October 31, 2013 @ 2:07 pm

    OK, I have the stupidest question ever. How in the world do you eat this? I love pomegranates but I’ll sit myself down in front of a movie with one and eat pinches of arils at a time, spitting out the seeds. How do you eat a dish containing the arils, unless you crunch down on the seeds?


    • Jessica — October 31st, 2013 @ 3:05 pm

      not stupid!
      i eat the entire aril and always have… so i think it’s personal preference if you don’t want to consume the seed. if you don’t want to… i’m not sure how you could eat the salsa!


  30. #
    Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain — October 31, 2013 @ 2:08 pm

    Ha! So funny you should mention Adriana. I was watching Sons of Anarchy last night and was secretly wishing they dressed her like they did in the Sopranos!! And these stacks, so fun for Halloween!


  31. #
    Ruby @ The Ruby Red Apron — October 31, 2013 @ 2:12 pm

    These are the most beautiful tostadas I’ve ever seen! Love the pomegranate salsa!


  32. #
    Christina @ The Beautiful Balance — October 31, 2013 @ 4:05 pm

    Ginger and pomegranate!? How have I never considered this combo before?! You evil genius


  33. #
    pinkelephantbloggin.com (alex) — October 31, 2013 @ 4:42 pm

    These look so fab!! Really want to try these! x



  34. #
    Lauren @ Will Run for Boston — October 31, 2013 @ 6:46 pm

    These look delicious!! My mother-in-law just unloaded approximately 5 pomegranates on me when we visited last weekend so I may HAVE to make these tostadas this weekend!


  35. #
    Mariah and Coty@quirksandtwists — October 31, 2013 @ 8:00 pm

    This salsa sounds so uniquely good. Your photos are gorgeous!


  36. #
    Rachel — October 31, 2013 @ 8:24 pm

    You had me at pomegranate salsa. This looks deliciously refreshing after the loads of candy I’ve eaten.


  37. #
    Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor — October 31, 2013 @ 10:02 pm

    The color of that salsa is gorgeous! And it sounds amazing.


  38. #
    Millie — November 1, 2013 @ 1:38 am

    Looks UHMAZAZING! Definitely making these, even though I consider tostadas are a summer thing. But yah know, bend the rules sometimes (it’s literally -1000000000 degrees in london right now :/ )


  39. #
    HeatherChristo — November 1, 2013 @ 9:26 am

    THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!! I am obsessed with this beautiful salsa!


  40. #
    Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective — November 1, 2013 @ 9:56 am

    Gorgeous dish, Jess! :)


  41. #
    Erin — November 1, 2013 @ 10:14 am

    Do you have any idea how to turn this chicken into crockpot chicken?!? My husband and I both work pretty late during the week so I love using the crockpot to do a lot of the work. I’m almost thinking you could cook the chicken in some ginger beer and cut out the fresh ginger?? Thoughts?

    Thanks for all the great recipes!


  42. #
    Larry — November 1, 2013 @ 1:13 pm

    omg can you IMAGINE if for Halloween people gave out tostadas and tacos and wine instead of candy?! I WOULD DIE (most likely from a clogged artery) BUT IT WOULD BE SOOOOOOOOOOOO WORTH IT.


  43. #
    Elora — November 24, 2013 @ 1:37 pm

    I made this last week and it was absolutely to die for! We added a bit of cheese because…cheese. Awesome recipe. I can always count on your blog for the most delicious out-of-the-ordinary-but-manageable recipes.


  44. #
    anna — March 2, 2014 @ 4:14 pm

    OMG this is so delicious. Have it at least once a month if not once a week. You’re food is amazing.



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