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“This recipe can dress up or down. Use the tostada crowns for a dressy company dish, flat shells for everyday. Use canned black beans (rinsed) for dressy, canned refried beans for everyday. Make dressing from scratch (listed) or use commerical vinegrette. Remember to marinate the chicken earlier in the day, or overnight, for best flavor (not included in cooking times).”

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  1. Combine chicken and marinade ingredients in bowl or zipper bag. Allow to marinate in the refrigerator at least 4 hours.
  2. Prepare all vegetables. Grate cheese.
  3. Prepare dressing.
  4. In wok or large frying pan, heat olive oil. Drain chicken, and saute until cooked through. While chicken is cooking, heat beans (microwave is great for this). Heat tostada shells in oven.
  5. To assemble, place tostada shells or crowns on plates. Divide ingredients between plates as follows: Top shells with beans and chicken. Add lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, green onion, olives, radishes, and grated cheese, as desired.
  6. Serve, passing dressing at table.

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