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Here is what every Monday needs.

BBQ Margarita Chicken Tostadas with Sweet Jalapeño Margarita Salsa |

Especially the Monday after a holiday weekend when NO ONE wants it to actually be Monday.

These are the cure.

BBQ Margarita Chicken Tostadas with Sweet Jalapeño Margarita Salsa |

Ok well, these and maybe a nice nap too. That would be really nice, but that’s just so not going to happen.

But you gotta eat, so why not have a little Monday fun? It just makes sense.

BBQ Margarita Chicken Tostadas with Sweet Jalapeño Margarita Salsa |

So let’s talk about my new-found addiction to Etsy. It’s insane and also going to make me completely broke, BUT Etsy has some of the cutest stuff and since I live in a place that has zero shopping, I am an online girl all the way. But Etsy? Well, it is a love/hate relationship. I love it because I can find some of the coolest stuff, but I hate it because it is so crazy expensive… sometimes shipping costs more than the item being bought, and it takes weeks to actually get to me.

It would seem there are more cons than pros, but for some reason I keep circling back… and paying. UGH.

BBQ Margarita Chicken Tostadas with Sweet Jalapeño Margarita Salsa |

I have been in desperate need of new dishes and things to shoot with.

The thing is, I get really bored using the same things in photos over and over, so I have had fun looking for new stuff to shoot with.

I even had my dad out looking all weekend. He went to probably a dozen weirdo antique stores (and the Denver Flea Market) from here to Denver and had almost zero luck. I feel bad cause the guy spent his weekend off of work searching high and low for me, and then the whole two days kind of ended up being a bust.

My mom and Asher went too, actually my brother Creighton even went one of the days, but apparently my dad led the charge. I heard my mom was actually laying outside one of the stores sleeping in the sun while my dad combed through the junk.

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So yeah, how good of a dad do I have?

Granted, I think he was a little bored without his “boys” here right now (they’re in Aspen at some training thing for Red Bull riders, or something like that), so his weekend was open, but still no one can beat him. He even searches ebay for boards for me to shoot on. I mean, he’s the best. No complaints here.

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He didn’t come back completely empty handed though, he did bring back that old light blue cast iron pot you see. It’s from somewhere around 1900 and totally beat up, I am loving it.

New favorite thing.

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Along with Margarita Tostadas on a Monday of course.

That’s obvious though.

Oh and that salsa? Well guys, I just want you to know I am on a crazy salsa kick right now. Meaning I have made one every other day and they are all ones you will be seeing. Almost all of them contain some kind of tropical fruit. Salsa without fruit is now a foreign concept to me.

BBQ Margarita Chicken Tostadas with Sweet Jalapeño Margarita Salsa |

BBQ Margarita Chicken Tostadas with Sweet Jalapeno Margarita Salsa.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 247 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.


BBQ Margarita Chicken

Sweet Jalapeno Margarita Salsa

For serving


  • Heat a skillet over medium heat. Add canola oil, about 1/4 teaspoon at a time, add one tortilla and cook for about 30-60 seconds per side, until just golden and bubbly. Remove and let drain on a paper towel. Set aside until ready to use.
  • Preheat your grill to medium high heat.
  • In a medium bowl mix together the [BBQ Sauce |], tequila, lime zest, orange zest, lime juice, garlic, jalapeño, cumin, salt and pepper.
  • In another medium size bowl combine the chicken, olive oil and 1/4 cup of the BBQ Margarita sauce. Toss well. When the grill is hot, grill the chicken for 6 to 7 minutes per side or until cooked through. Remove from the grill and allow to rest five minutes. After five minutes shred the chicken and toss with 1/2 cup of the BBQ Sauce. Keep warm.
  • While the chicken is grilling toss together the salsa. In a medium bowl combine the diced tomatoes, diced mango, jalapeños, green onions, cilantro. lime zest, orange zest, lime juice, tequila and salt. If desired you can add the salsa to a blender and pulse until your desired consistency is reached. I leave mine chunky.
  • To serve, grab a crispy corn tortilla and spread the avocado over the bottom. Now add the shredded chicken. Drizzle with a little BBQ sauce and top with [Mexican Fries |], greek yogurt, salsa, cheese and cilantro...fiesta time!
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As are boring Mondays, so not cool. So go on now, tostada them up!

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  1. Wow, that looks so yummy! Love the healthy layer of avocado at the bottom and the fries on top. And, of course, the salsa!

  2. That pot is fabulous Tieghan! Your dad did good 🙂 And you did pretty darn amazing yourself with these tostadas – the flavor is just bursting off the screen. Pinned!

  3. Can’t wait to make these!! They look amazing and as a SoCal transplant to FL, I really miss the great mexican food!

    As an Etsy seller, believe me, I get sucked in by the amazing things, too and constantly remind myself that I must sell more than I purchase! 🙂

  4. You said it! Perfect meal for a Monday. I love tostadas and all that guac, chicken and salsa is making my mouth water. Plus, I can always go for a margarita – bring on the tequila!

  5. That pot is awesome! I love flea market finds like that. Salsa is a great way to ward off the impatience of summer’s fresh veggies – you can buy veggies are still slightly out of season, but they’ll still taste great once you get the juices (tequilla!) and spices in there. Salsa rules!

  6. Okay, I’m actually getting concerned because I don’t know how one person can make all of this delicious food. Seriously.

    Please adopt me. I’ll clean the kitchen as long as I can get have a plate!

  7. This dish looks so delicious! All those rich flavors brought together to create just the right result for a wonderful taste experience…what a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  8. These tostadas blew my mind just by the title and then I saw the fries on top and I just need these in my life! So good. Love the pot too!

  9. Oh my gosh. YUM. These look incredible!!! Your dad is awesome to do some prop scouting for you. My dad would absolutely hate the idea. As in, not even consider it!! Anyway, the pot is beautiful! Great for photoshoots! Back to the tostadas. I want. Now! Darn it, it’s almost midnight though…!