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6 Servings

Dinner Lunch Snacks and Appetizers Frying Cheese Mexican Cream

Ingredients (Tostones and Fried Cheese):

Ingredients (Chicken Mixture):

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1 large garlic clove, minced
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 ripe avocado, peeled, pitted and diced
  • Cilantro-Lime Crema (see recipe below)


  1. Prepare Tostones and Fried Cheese: Peel green plantains; on a slight diagonal, cut into ¾- inch-thick slices to make 6. Deep-fry in hot oil, 375°F until tender, but not crusty. With slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain.
  2. Cover plantains with waxed paper; press down with back of hand to flatten. Deep-fry again until crusty and golden on both sides. Remove to paper towel to drain. Sprinkle lightly with salt.
  3. Cut Queso de Freir cheese into six 3 ½ x 2 ½ inch slices, about 1/2 –inch thick. Deep-fry in hot oil until golden browned, about 30 seconds each. With slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain.
  4. Prepare chicken mixture: Cut chicken breast into thin strips. In 12-inch skillet, over medium high-heat, in hot oil, cook chicken until well browned on all sides, stirring occasionally. Remove to plate. In drippings remaining in skillet, over medium heat, cook red onion and garlic for 5 minutes. Stir in chopped tomato and cooked chicken; cook 1 minute longer.
  5. To serve, place a tostόn on serving plate; stack Fried Cheese slice on top. Top with chicken mixture. Garnish with avocado. Drizzle with cilantro-lime crema. Repeat with remaining ingredients to make 6 stacks.

Cilantro-Lime Crema:

In small bowl, combine crema, cilantro and lime juice; stir to mix well.