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Chicken Ricotta Arugula Tostada for One

Cooking for one? Tortillas lend themselves to endless single-serve chicken recipes. Tostadas are typically a crispy deep-fried tortilla topped with meat, cheese, and refried beans. This make in a snap, healthier version, layers lean cooked chicken over a tortilla spread with ricotta and pesto and is finished with zippy green arugula, Asiago cheese and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve for lunch or a light dinner.
Serves: 1
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: 10 min


2 tbsp low-fat ricotta cheese, smooth
1 ½ tsp pesto, prepared
1 whole wheat tortilla, small
1 green onion(s), finely-sliced
2 cherry tomatoes, sliced
¼ zucchini, medium
¼ red pepper(s), diced
1 ½ oz cooked chicken, chopped
2 tbsp Asiago cheese, shredded
1 cup arugula (rocket)
½ tsp black pepper, freshly ground
⅛ tsp hot red chili pepper flakes
½ tsp olive oil

Food Safety

Before you start, wash all surfaces and your hands with soap and warm water, and remember to wash your hands, utensils and cutting boards after they touch raw meat or eggs. Avoid cross-contamination by using a different cutting board for your meat and other ingredients. Make sure you’re cooking to safe temperatures and chilling any leftovers within two hours. For more food safety tips, visit our Food Safety at Home Section.


  1. Preheat oven to 375°F (190°C).

  2. Use a fork to mix ricotta with pesto in a small bowl.

  3. Place tortilla on oven proof dinner plate. Spread ricotta mixture evenly across tortilla.

  4. Slice spring onion, cherry tomatoes and zucchini. Make the slices thin so they cook quickly. Dice sweet red pepper and cooked chicken and spread around tortilla.

  5. Sprinkle on shredded Asiago cheese.

  6. Top with fresh arugula, sprinkle of freshly ground black pepper and red hot chili pepper flakes. This may seem like a lot of greens but they shrink as they wilt. Finally, drizzle with olive oil.

  7. Bake 10 minutes or until heated through and edges of tortilla begin to brown. Eat with a knife and fork.

Helpful Tip

Ricotta is a moist fresh cheese that has a smooth creamy texture. It is high in protein making it a healthier alternative to full fat cream cheese.

Nutrition Info

Per 270 g serving Amount
Protein27 g
Fat16 g
Saturated Fat6 g
Carbohydrate26 g
Fibre5 g
Sugar4 g
Cholesterol65 mg
Sodium440 mg
Per 270 g serving % Daily Value
Vitamin A25
Vitamin C120
Vitamin B630
Vitamin B1214