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Phyllo Chicken Tostadas

Total Time: 45 MIN Makes: 8 tarts
Prep Time: 30 MIN Cook Time: 15 MIN

Put a fun and tasty twist on your next batch of tostadas by replacing the usual corn tortilla with a flaky phyllo shell.

  • 20 sheets Athens® Phyllo Dough (9″ x 14″), thawed
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound (about 2 cups) cooked chicken, shredded
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lime (or lemon) juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (or parsley), finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup black beans, cooked
  • 1/4 cup green onions, thinly sliced


Thaw one roll of phyllo dough, following thawing instructions on package. Preheat oven to 350°F.

Unroll and cover phyllo with plastic wrap and then a slightly damp towel to prevent drying out. In a small saucepan, melt 2 tablespoons butter with 2 tablespoons oil over medium heat. Lightly brush 6” tart pans with butter-oil mixture. Layer 5 phyllo sheets, brushing each with the butter-oil mixture. Cut two, 7-inch circles from phyllo stack. Place cut tart
shape in the buttered pan. Carefully push phyllo into pan, pressing firmly against bottom and sides. Repeat process 3 times to make 8 shells.
Bake empty shells in preheated 350°F oven for about 10 to 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Let cool. Remove shells from pans.
In a medium bowl, combine chicken, lime juice, 1/4 cup oil, cilantro, salt and pepper. Spread the beans evenly in each shell. Top each with about 1/2 cup of chicken mixture. Sprinkle with green onion and serve.