Quick and easy dinners are a must at my house, especially on a busy school night. I love this chicken tostadas recipe because it is not only easy but allows me to use up any leftover chicken that I have on hand.

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Let’s make chicken tostadas for dinner!

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This healthy Mexican-inspired chicken tostadas recipe will make you crave more as you fill it with more cheese! We all know that cheese goes along with almost everything.

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chicken tostadas ingredients

  • 9 pre-cooked tostada shells
  • 1 cup cooked (or leftover) chicken, sliced or de-boned
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheese of your choice (we like sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack)

instructions to make chicken tostadas

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Step 2

Place your tostada shells on a cookie sheet (cover your cookie sheet in foil or parchment paper to make for a quick clean-up).

Step 3

When working with refried beans from the can, they are a bit hard and not easy to spread until they are cooked. You can do one of two things to make it a little easier.

You may pour the beans into a bowl and microwave them for 30 seconds to 1 minute until they soften up. Or, the option that I like, scoop a heaping of beans onto each tortilla. Place the cookie sheet of tortillas in the oven for 2-3 minutes to soften the beans up. Remove the cookie sheet and spread the beans out evenly over each tostada.

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Time to top those tostadas with your yummy chicken breasts!

Step 4

Take your cooked chicken that has been sliced or de-boned and add it to the top of each tostada. I like to use chicken breasts and if you are using leftover chicken, there is no need to heat it up.

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Sprinkle on top with your favorite cheese!

Step 5

Top each chip with ample amounts of shredded cheese.

Step 6

Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.

Step 7

While baking, prepare your favorite quick-cooking flavored rice to complete your meal.

Step 8

Top the tostadas with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, guacamole, or toppings of your choice.

Yield: 9 tostada shells

Easy Chicken Tostadas Recipe – A Quick and Easy Dinner

Planning to have a quick and easy dinner using some left over chicken? Well, I have good news for you, this chicken tostada recipe will complete your night. Packed with layers of deliciousness and you will savor every bite!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 9 pre-cooked tostada shells
  • 1 cup cooked (or leftover) chicken, sliced or de-boned
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1-2 cups shredded cheese of your choice (we like sharp cheddar and Monterey Jack)

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place your tostada shells on a cookie sheet (cover your cookie sheet in foil or parchment paper to make for a quick clean up).
  3. When working with refried beans from the can, they are a bit hard and not easy to spread until they are cooked. You can do one of two things to make it a little easier. You may pour the beans into a bowl and microwave them for 30 seconds to 1 minute until they soften up. Or, the option that I like, scoop a heaping of beans onto each tortilla. Place the cookie sheet of tortillas in the oven for 2-3 minutes to soften the beans up. Remove the cookie sheet  and spread the beans out evenly over each tostada.
  4. Take your cooked chicken that has been sliced or de-boned and add it to the top of each tostada. I like to use chicken breasts and if you are using leftover chicken, there is no need to heat it up.
  5. Top each chip with ample amounts of shredded cheese.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until the cheese is bubbly.
  7. While baking, prepare your favorite quick cooking flavored rice to complete your meal.
  8. Top the tostadas with lettuce, tomatoes, sour cream, salsa, guacamole or toppings of your choice.

Have you made these chicken tostadas for your family? Do not hesitate to share your thoughts on it!



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