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Chicken Tostadas

by Olena

Healthy Mexican Chicken Tostadas Recipe for a 20 minute weeknight dinner. Crunchy tortillas (quick homemade recipe included) topped with shredded chicken, beans and easy guacamole. SO 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 chicken tostadas can be on your weeknight dinner table in 20 minutes.

All they take is a can of black beans (healthy brand of refried ones is welcome), a bowl of super easy guacamole, shredded chicken (I made a huge batch of Instant Pot chicken breast the other day) and feta or Cotija cheese.

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

How to Make Chicken Tostadas

  1. Optional. 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.

    Healthy Mexican Chicken Tostadas Recipe for a 20 minute weeknight dinner. Crunchy tortillas (quick homemade recipe included) topped with shredded chicken, beans and easy guacamole. SO GOOD!

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

    Healthy Mexican Chicken Tostadas Recipe for a 20 minute weeknight dinner. Crunchy tortillas (quick homemade recipe included) topped with shredded chicken, beans and easy guacamole. SO GOOD!

  3. 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. Healthy Mexican Chicken Tostadas Recipe for a 20 minute weeknight dinner. Crunchy tortillas (quick homemade recipe included) topped with shredded chicken, beans and easy guacamole. SO GOOD!
  4. To assemble tostadas, top each shell with guacamole, beans, chicken and cheese.Healthy Mexican Chicken Tostadas Recipe for a 20 minute weeknight dinner. Crunchy tortillas (quick homemade recipe included) topped with shredded chicken, beans and easy guacamole. SO GOOD!
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Chicken Tostadas

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Healthy Mexican Chicken Tostadas Recipe for a 20 minute weeknight dinner. Crunchy tortillas (quick homemade recipe included) topped with shredded chicken, beans and easy guacamole. SO 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.

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  1. 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…