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Easy Chicken Tostadas Recipe

Mexican Chicken Tostadas

Chicken Tostadas are a crunchy Mexican dish that is a great party pleaser. This easy and delicious recipe is made with shredded chicken, beans, avocado, and a creamy, homemade chipotle sauce.

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword Chicken Tostadas
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 502 kcal
Author Catalina Castravet


  • 8 corn or flour tortillas small or medium
  • Cooking spray


  • 3 cups shredded chicken meat
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili powder
  • juice of 1 lime

Chipotle Sauce:

  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3-4 canned chipotle chiles in adobo sauce roughly chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced


  • 2 cups lettuce shredded
  • 15 oz can black beans drained & rinsed
  • 4 cherry tomatoes diced
  • 2 avocados diced
  • 1/4 cup radishes cut into rounds
  • Lime juice of
  • 1/4 cup cilantro finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup Cotija cheese or feta


Make Tostada Shells:

  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray. Arrange tortillas in a single layer and spray with cooking spray on top, if desired, sprinkle some sea salt on top.
  3. Bake for 6 minutes per each side, or until golden brown and crispy.
  4. Prepare the Chicken:
  5. In the meantime, place shredded chicken in a medium bowl, add cumin, chili powder, lime juice and toss to combine.

Chipotle Sauce:

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Taste and adjust for spiciness, if you want the sauce spicier add a few tablespoons of the above sauce from the can.


  1. Top each tostada shell with creamy chipotle sauce, chicken, shredded lettuce, beans, tomatoes, diced avocado, sliced radish, and cotija cheese.
  2. Squeeze some lime juice on top and sprinkle with chopped cilantro.
  3. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Chicken Tostadas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 502 Calories from Fat 333
% Daily Value*
Fat 37g57%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 51mg17%
Sodium 608mg26%
Potassium 599mg17%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 15g30%
Vitamin A 655IU13%
Vitamin C 11.6mg14%
Calcium 103mg10%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.