Honey Ginger Chicken Tostadas with Pomegranate Lime Salsa.
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?
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.
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
- 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.
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68 Comments on “Honey Ginger Chicken Tostadas with Pomegranate Lime Salsa.”
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!
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
Looks delicious! Especially the pomegranate salsa — yum!
This looks so good! I love the pomegranate salsa and the look it gives to this dish.
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!
So beautiful! I’d come trick or treating at your house if it means getting some of these! :)
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?
These are so pretty that I almosttttt wouldn’t shove my face into the entire stack. Almost. Happy Halloween!
Ugh, this looks amazing. Can I just move in with you and you can make me these delicious recipes all the time?!
YUM! So colorful too!
This sounds and looks stunning!!!
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!
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.
Absolutely stunning photos! You seriously always make the BEST tostadas, I am in awe. You must teach me your ways! ;)
Love these tostadas! I love pomegranate arils :)
Wow that looks incredible and very creative. Thanks for sharing :)
Happy Valley Chow
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!
YUM!!! This is insanely creative and yummy looking!!
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
Can I have that?
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!!
pomegranate lime salsa. genius.
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!
Are your tortillas homemade? If not, what kind are they? They just look so thick and fluffy and amazing!!
Uh…yum! This looks insanely delicious!
The flavours, the colours – it sounds and looks perfect!
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?
i think it’s personal preference… i eat the entire aril and love them!
I thought those were pancakes at first glance and got way too excited.
Honey ginger chicken tostadas looks so delish! Love the pom lime salsa — so vibrant!
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?
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!
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!
These are the most beautiful tostadas I’ve ever seen! Love the pomegranate salsa!
Ginger and pomegranate!? How have I never considered this combo before?! You evil genius
These look so fab!! Really want to try these! x
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!
This salsa sounds so uniquely good. Your photos are gorgeous!
You had me at pomegranate salsa. This looks deliciously refreshing after the loads of candy I’ve eaten.
The color of that salsa is gorgeous! And it sounds amazing.
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 :/ )
THIS IS GORGEOUS!!!! I am obsessed with this beautiful salsa!
Gorgeous dish, Jess! :)
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!
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.
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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.
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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