Chicken Tostadas & holidays

Is the hustle and bustle of the holidays leaving you too tired to cook?  I have a delicious solution for you…..Chicken Tostadas!  Okay, it may seem a bit odd at first to call this a fast meal…..but it really is so easy to put together…..

Chicken Tostadas

especially if you use a rotisserie chicken and a jar of taco sauce. 😉  No, I do not create every single meal that I serve from scratch…..I am still human after all!!  I have nights where I need something fast and delicious, and these Chicken Tostadas are my first choice.  You may remember them from my guest post over at A LittleClaireification last September…..

Chicken Toastada Collage

Just heat the oil while shredding the chicken, then fry up the tortillas one at a time.  Then heat the beans in a frying pan or microwave and voila, dinner is ready!  As you can probably tell, I do not measure while I am assembling my tostadas.  I just grab the ingredients and put them together.

Princess Cassi has never been a Mexican food lover, she actually refused to eat it…..ever!  That all changed when she went to Texas with some friends a couple of years ago.  All of a sudden she loves Mexican food…..go figure.  She came home raving about this awesome chicken tostada she had, that she wanted me to recreate…..Challenge Accepted!

It took a couple of tries, but I finally received Cassi’s seal of approval.  Enjoy!

Chicken Tostadas

Serves 6
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 15 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Meal type Main Course
These super fast Chicken Tostadas make the perfect weeknight meal.


  • 6 Fajita sized flour tortillas
  • oil for frying
  • 2 1/2 cups cooked, shredded chicken (1 rotisserie chicken is perfect)
  • 1 jar taco sauce
  • 1 can refried beans
  • guacamole (I used Wholly Guacamole)
  • shredded lettuce
  • chopped tomatoes
  • sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • chopped, fresh cilantro (for garnish)


Chicken Tostadas sauce
Shred your chicken and place in a large bowl. Add enough taco sauce to completely cover the chicken. Set aside.
Pour an inch of oil into a heavy skillet, and heat to 350 degrees.
Chicken Tostadas fry
Place a tortilla into the pan and cook until golden brown on both sides. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels. Cook remaining tortillas.
Chicken Tostadas tortilla
To assemble: Place a tortilla on a plate.
Chicken Tostadas beans
Heat refried beans in the microwave or in a non-stick skillet. Spread over tortilla.
Chicken Tostadas chicekn
Place a handful of shredded chicken on the refried beans
Chicken Tostadas guacamole
Spread guacamole over chicken.
Chicken Tostadas lettuce
Add lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, sour cream.
Chicken Tostadas plate
Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves and serve with additional taco sauce or salsa.

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!


  1. says

    I’ve never tried frying the tortillas but it looks like it isn’t too hard — I think I could just eat those and a bowl of guacamole for dinner (not sure the rest of the family would like this, but hey….)

  2. says

    Wow, Lisa, this looks awesome! I think I remember these but it doesn’t matter because I am happy to see them again! Definitely pinning! Hope you are having a good week so far! 🙂


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