Surprise your loved ones this week and do something different for #tacoTuesday. These globally-inspired sweet and spicy Harissa Honey Chicken Tostadas are going to be your new favorite taco fusion recipe.
My favorite social media channel for food inspiration is Instagram. I love to follow other foodies who spend so much time and care creating delicious recipes, then go the extra mile to capture beautiful images for the rest of us to enjoy. You can find so many new ingredients to try just by scrolling through for feed!
Harissa Honey Chicken Tostadas
That is how this recipe for Harissa Honey Chicken Tostadas came about. Dale Gray from @theDaleyPlate is always posting the most inventive recipes using ingredients outside of my wheelhouse. Harissa is one of those ingredients and after months of drooling over her recipes I decided to try it out myself.
The next time you are curious about a new food item, please take the plunge and try it. I can’t believe we have been missing out on this pepper-based concoction. You know we like our stuff spicy! Harissa is the main ingredient in the marinade for these Harissa Honey Chicken Tostadas. I am still learning about this spice and combined it with flavor profiles I normally pair with chiles. Honey really helps balance the heat with sweetness while lime juice adds a level of tartness.
The chicken has so much flavor that we kept the toppings simple. A little lettuce, finely diced tomatoes, and super melty cheese did the trick. You could get fancier with cabbage, radishes, and cilantro, but to be honest I made this recipe before I went to the store so it was slim pickings in the casa fridge!
What is your favorite fusion recipe? Do you like to combine spices and flavors from different cultures?
Harissa Honey Chicken Tostados
- 1 pound chicken breast
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tbsp fresh squeezed lime juice
- 2 tbsp honey or agave nectar
- 2 cloves garlic roughly chopped
- Tostada shells
- Shredded lettuce for topping
- Cheese for topping
- Diced tomato for topping
- Salt and pepper