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Chicken Tostadas & holidays

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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…..

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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…..

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How to make Chicken Tostadas:

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.

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.

To assemble:

Place a tortilla on a plate.

Heat refried beans in the microwave or in a non-stick skillet. Spread over tortilla.

Place a handful of shredded chicken on the refried beans.

Spread guacamole over chicken.

Add lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, sour cream.

Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves and serve with additional taco sauce or salsa.

More delicious Mexican recipes:

Fish Taco Bowls

Chicken Enchiladas

Grilled Steak Fajitas

Simple Chicken Enchiladas Verde

Instant Pot Adobo Chicken

Chicken Enchilada Pasta

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!!

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Chicken Tostadas

Chicken Tostadas are super easy to make on nights when you don't have time or the desire to cook!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: mexican, chicken, tortilla, salsa, lettuce, recipe, refried, beans
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 322kcal
Author: Lisa Johnson

Ingredients

  • 6 flour tortillas Fajita sized
  • oil for frying
  • 2 ½ cups cooked, shredded chicken (1 rotisserie chicken is perfect)
  • 1 jar taco sauce
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 6 ounces guacamole I used Wholly Guacamole
  • shredded lettuce
  • chopped tomatoes
  • 4 ounces sour cream or Greek yogurt
  • 4 ounces shredded cheddar cheese
  • ¼ cup chopped, fresh cilantro (for garnish)

Instructions

  • 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.
  • 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.

To assemble:

  • Place a tortilla on a plate.
  • Heat refried beans in the microwave or in a non-stick skillet. Spread over tortilla.
  • Place a handful of shredded chicken on the refried beans
  • Spread guacamole over chicken.
  • Add lettuce, tomato, shredded cheese, sour cream.
  • Garnish with chopped cilantro leaves and serve with additional taco sauce or salsa.

Nutrition

Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 60mg | Sodium: 646mg | Potassium: 459mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 330IU | Vitamin C: 3.8mg | Calcium: 209mg | Iron: 1.9mg

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5 Comments

  1. 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. 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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