Chicken Tostadas

Chicken Tostadas are nothing short of delicious.  Layered with refried beans, seasoned ground chicken, fresh pico de gallo, shredded cheese and Crema Mexicana the first bite says it all.

Chicken Tostadas

Sometimes the simplest of meals make the best meals, and these Chicken Tostadas are as easy as they come.  They can be made in so many different ways, but I love starting with the refried beans and then  piling all the rest of the ingredient right on top.

Tostadas are a great alternative to the traditional taco shell and provide a nice tortilla chip crunch that you don’t get from a soft flour or corn tortilla.  Tostadas are fun to eat because you can break them off into pieces and dip them into salsa or melted queso cheese.

What is a tostada?

  • A tostada is a Mexican deep fried tortilla that is flat rather than shaped like the traditional taco shell.
  • Tostadas are circular and are made so you can layer ingredients on top of each other.
  • They have a nice crunch to them and can be stacked on top of each other.

Chicken Tostadas are super versatile which allows you to serve all kinds of delicious toppings for your family and friends to choose from.

I keep the meat simple by serving perfectly seasoned ground chicken and then letting everyone top their tostadas with their favorite fixings.  Another simple and similar recipe to try are Easy Street Tacos if you are looking for a soft shell idea.

Tostada recipe

How do you make Chicken Tostadas?

  1. Line a sheet pan with 6 tostada shells.
  2. In a skillet or large pan brown ground chicken and season with taco seasoning, garlic salt, diced green chilis, and shredded cheese.
  3. Empty a can of refried beans into a pot, heat and set aside.
  4. Once chicken and refried beans are done start to assemble the tostadas:
    • Layer each tostada with refried beans and then ground chicken.
    • Top with shredded cheese, pico de gallo, sliced avocados, and Crema Mexicana or sour cream.
  5.  Optional: layer the tostadas with refried beans, ground chicken, and cheese, then place in a 450 degree oven for 3 minutes until cheese has melted.  Top with pico de gall, sliced avocados, and Crema Mexicana or sour cream.

What is Crema Mexicana?

  • Crema Mexicana has a slightly sweeter taste than sour cream.
  • It is made from pasteurized milk and is Mexican cultured sour cream cheese.

Can you make tostadas with other meat besides chicken?

  • Yes.  Tostadas can be made with ground beef or pork.
  • You can use grilled or fried chicken, pork, or steak and cut them into strips.
  • Tostadas can also be vegetarian.

Chicken tostada recipe

I love to make my own pico de gallo for any type of tacos, fajitas, or burritos.  It just adds so much fresh flavor.

How do you make fresh pico de gallo?

  1. In a medium bowl add chopped tomatoes, jalapeno, cilantro, and red onion.
  2. Mix everything together and sprinkle with taco seasoning and a splash of olive oil.
  3. Place in a air tight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Chicken Tostadas are very quick, very easy, and super delicious.  Take one bite and you will experience a crunch of gargantuan proportions.

Dinner doesn’t have to be difficult, but it should always be delicious.

Key ingredients used for Chicken Tostadas:

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Chicken Tostadas

Chicken Tostadas are nothing short of delicious.  Layered with refried beans, seasoned ground chicken, fresh pico de gallo, shredded cheese and Crema Mexicana the first bite says it all.

Ingredients:

  • 1 Package corn tostadas
  • 1lb ground chicken
  • 1 4oz can diced green chilis ( I used fire roasted)
  • 1 16oz can original refried beans
  • 1 16oz package Mexican style shredded cheese
  • 1 15oz container Crema Mexicana
  • 1 package taco seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • Pico de gallo
  • 2 avocados, sliced thin

Directions:

  1. Cook ground chicken in a skillet over medium heat and mix in taco seasoning, garlic salt, green chilis, and 1/3 cup shredded cheese.  Drain and set aside.
  2. In a sauce pan heat the refried beans and set aside.
  3. Place 6 tostadas on a sheet pan and layer each one.  Start with the refried beans, then add the ground chicken, cheese, pico de gallo, and sliced avocados.  With a spoon add the Crema Mexicana and serve.
  4. OPTION: if you want to melt the cheese heat your oven to 450 degrees and layer the beans, chicken, and cheese then place in the oven for 3 minutes until cheese has melted.  Then add the remaining toppings and serve.
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