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Mojo Chicken Tostones with Mango Avocado Salsa

Instructions

Servings: 4
Author Maya Krampf from WickedSpatula.com

Ingredients

Mojo Chicken

  • 1 lb shredded chicken
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin (optional, if not AIP)
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons Lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice

Mango Avocado Salsa

  • 1 medium mango (diced)
  • 1 medium avocado (diced)
  • 1/4 cup white onion (diced)
  • 1/2 medium jalapeño (diced; optional if not AIP)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro (minced)
  • 1 tablespoon Lime juice
  • sea salt to taste

Tostones

  • 2 medium GREEN plantains
  • Coconut oil for frying
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • sea salt
  1. Make the Mojo sauce by heating the olive oil over medium low heat. Once hot add in the garlic stirring constantly making sure it doesn't burn. After 30 seconds stir in the spices. Lower heat to low and continue to stir until garlic is golden. Turn off heat and stir in the lime and orange juice. Pour over shredded chicken.
  2. For the mango salsa combine all ingredients in a medium bowl and toss to combine.
  3. For the tostones peel and cut into 1 inch circles. Place about 1/4 cup of coconut oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Fry in batches about 3 minutes per side. Remove and repeat until they have all been cooked. Remove oil from heat, note that you may need to add more oil to the pan before frying again.
  4. Using the back of a wooden spatula smash the plantains until about 1/4 inch thick. Place 1 cup of hot water in a bowl along with the garlic powder. Dip the smashed plantains into the hot water then drain on the paper towel before adding them back to the oil over medium heat. Fry in batches about 2 minutes per side or until golden and crispy adding more oil as needed. Drain on paper towels and season with salt while still hot.
  5. To serve you can either top each tostone with the chicken and salsa or you can serve in a bowl with a side of tostones for a quick meal.

Recipe Notes

**You may want to make an extra batch of mojo sauce for dipping and drizzling, it's addictive!

Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database. Net carb count excludes both fiber and sugar alcohols (though the latter are rarely seen on this site), because these do not affect blood sugar in most people. We try to be accurate, but feel free to make your own calculations.

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