Chicken Tostadas

Have you been looking for a recipe that makes dinner fun? Shredded chicken tostadas fit the bill. You can even get your kids involved to help build them. Neater than basic tacos!
Ingredients:
  • 6 Tostadas
  • 3 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 2 cans of refried pinto beans or refried black beans
  • Monterray Jack Cheese, shredded
  • Iceberg Lettuce, shredded
  • 2 avocados
  • Sour Cream
  • Salsa
Preparation:
  1. Preheat oven to broil.
  2. Spread the refried beans evenly over the tostadas.
  3. Sprinkle with cheese and place under the broiler until cheese is melted, around 30 seconds or so.
  4. Place the cooked, shredded chicken on each tostada, followed with your favorite toppings, including shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, green onions, avocado slices or guacamole, and sour cream,
  5. Serve with your favorite salsa.

Tostada Notes

You control how cheap and quick you wish to make this. If you want to make your own refried pinto beans or refried black beans, use them here. But obviously getting them from a can works just fine.

Many grocery stores in Texas sell pre-made tostadas, which work perfectly. Look in the section where tortillas are sold. Fiesta, H-E-B and Central Market always have them, in my experience. If you cannot find pre-made tostadas, you can make them yourself by frying regular corn torillas. Follow our recipe for fried tortilla chips, without cutting them into chips.

Ready in: 40 Min

Kitchen tools you'll need for Chicken Tostadas:
Oval Platters, Skillets

Recipe editor Patricia Mitchell