Bring some Caribbean spice into your kitchen by making these Tostone Chicken Nachos- crispy salted tostones buried underneath blackened chicken, sweet peppers, onions, mushrooms and melted cheese. It’s naturally Gluten Free which means the whole family can enjoy this island-inspired meal together! Eat it as an appetizer or serve it as a main course.
After taking almost a month off from blogging, I’m so anxious to share with you all the MANY recipes I have floating around in my head. I just can’t cook (and eat) fast enough. We were all hit pretty hard with the flu over Winter break. So much so that we missed taking our annual Santa picture and unfortunately, never really made it outside to play because we were all so sick. Somehow I became the sickest of us all when a sinus infection settled in my head. I have never had one before and I never want another again! Battling high fevers, body aches, chills, dizziness and almost unbearable pressure to my face, ears and head while trying to take care of 5 little ones proved to be too much for even a super mom like myself. I had to rely on my 9-year old to make meals, wash my two littlest girls and keep them entertained. Thank goodness my parents came to pick up the kids on 2 occasions. I was not functional for 2 weeks! I would have rather pushed out a 6th child than dealt with the misery I was enduring. At least then I could be up and about 2 days later! Ha! You know your kids are desperate for entertainment when they ask the unthinkable… annnnnnd you let them ride their scooters inside the house! I was desperate, what can I say?!
These nachos are inspired by an appetizer that we LOVE at Bahama Breeze, a Caribbean restaurant chain. They’re incredibly delicious and can easily be eaten as an entrée. Make your own tostones by using fresh plantains or buy the frozen ones ready for frying for faster results. This recipe is naturally gluten-free and packs in so many flavors with the peppers, cilantro, mushrooms, blackened seasoning, melted cheese and salty tostones. You won’t know whether to eat them with your hands or with a fork. (I suggest your hands)