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Chicken Tostadas

by Olena

How to make healthy Chicken Tostadas and Homemade Tostada Shells in 20 minutes. SO EASY and GOOD!

How to make healthy chicken tostadas and homemade tostada shells in 20 minutes. SO EASY and GOOD!

I love Mexican food like every other sane person on the planet, however I don’t love a bazillion bowls with different fixins its serving requires. Nor do I appreciate the mess. These Mexican shredded chicken tostadas can be on your weeknight dinner table in 20 minutes.

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What Is a Tostada

Tostada is a Mexican dish traditionally made with deep fried tortilla, seasoned beans, meat and vegetables.

Are Tostadas Healthy

These are! We will make healthy tostada recipe today by using super easy homemade tortilla shells. And the toppings are healthy because you have control over all ingredients, can add as many veggies and as little cheese as you like.

How to make healthy Chicken Tostadas and Homemade Tostada Shells in 20 minutes. SO EASY and GOOD!

What Are Tostada Ingredients

All ingredients are highly customizable and I recommend to use what you have on hand.

  • 15 oz can of black or healthy refried beans
  • Easy guacamole (recipe below)
  • Shredded chicken (I used Instant Pot chicken breast)
  • Feta or Cotija cheese

How to make healthy Chicken Tostadas and Homemade Tostada Shells in 20 minutes. SO EASY and GOOD!

How to Make Tostada Shells

You can use store-bought tostada shells but be aware they contain artificial colours, hydrogenated oils, and are impossible to find organic. You can, I mean not the end of the world, but if you have time I highly recommend to make your own – super easy!

  1. Line large baking sheet with silicone mat and arrange tortillas in a single layer. Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt on both sides.

    How to make healthy Chicken Tostadas and Homemade Tostada Shells in 20 minutes. SO EASY and GOOD!

  2. Bake at 400 degrees for 6 minutes per each side. They come out so crunchy!

    How to make healthy Chicken Tostadas and Homemade Tostada Shells in 20 minutes. SO EASY and GOOD!

How to Make Chicken Tostadas

How to make healthy Chicken Tostadas and Homemade Tostada Shells in 20 minutes. SO EASY and GOOD!

  1. While tostadas are baking, make easy guacamole salsa by combining tomato, avocado, red onion, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, salt and lime juice. Get other ingredients ready. How to make healthy Chicken Tostadas and Homemade Tostada Shells in 20 minutes. SO EASY and GOOD!
  2. To assemble tostadas, top each shell with guacamole, beans, chicken and cheese. How to make healthy Chicken Tostadas and Homemade Tostada Shells in 20 minutes. SO EASY and GOOD!
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Chicken Tostadas

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How to make healthy Chicken Tostadas and Homemade Tostada Shells in 20 minutes. SO EASY and GOOD!

  • Author: ifoodreal.com
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 tostadas

Ingredients

  • 8 corn tortillas or tostada shells
  • 3 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 4 medium avocados, diced
  • 3 tbsp red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • Lime, juice of
  • 15 oz can black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 3 cups shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup feta or Cotija cheese
  • Cooking spray

Instructions

  1. To make tostada shells, line large baking sheet with silicone mat and arrange tortillas in a single layer. Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt on both sides. Bake at 400 degrees for 6 minutes per each side.
  2. While tostadas are baking, make easy guacamole salsa by combining tomato, avocado, red onion, cilantro, cumin, chili powder, salt and lime juice. Get other ingredients ready.
  3. To assemble tostadas, top each shell with guacamole, beans, chicken and cheese.

Notes

Store-bought tostadas shells are full of artificial colours and preservatives. I prefer to make my own but you can use pre-made.

Healthy brand of refried beans instead of black beans is welcome

Adjust salt in guacamole to taste depending on whether you use store-bought tostada shells, salted canned beans and store-bought or homemade chicken.

 Did you make this recipe? Please give it a star rating in the comments.

About Olena

Hi, I’m Olena and this is my healthy family recipes blog. Originally from Ukraine, I now live on magic Vancouver Island in British Columbia. I’m here to help you with “What’s for dinner?”.

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  1. absolutely delicious! We have this once a week ever since discovering it. Every recipe on your website has been very delicious, thank you!

  2. you inspired me to make a version of this! thank you. I had sprouted tortillas – 2 min in the microwave made them crispy just like tostada shells, soooo goood! i did not have chicken, but tofu – just pan fried crispy and then had everyone assemble to their liking. My 5 yo just had the shells with beans and we had everything else, it was so good.
    thank you for your delicious inspirations!
    btw I love your new layout of the site….

    1. Aw, thank you! Anything works with tostadas! My 7 yo had tostada with beans too haha. Sometimes you just need a little inspiration and a kick…