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Chicken tostadas with fresh toppings

Easy Chicken Tostada Recipe

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 12 tostadas 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: Mexican


These chicken tostadas are a quick and easy meal; made with simple ingredients; and served up DIY-style which is always fun! 


Units Scale
  • ~ 3 cups shredded cooked chicken (about 2 cooked breasts or 18 oz. cooked)
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 12 tostada shells
  • 15 oz. can refried black beans (or try homemade refried beans)
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 cup diced tomato
  • cotija cheese
  • 1 lime (cut into wedges)
  • optional garnish: pickled red onion and/or cilantro


  1. Heat refried beans and prep toppings.
  2. Heat olive oil over medium-high heat in a large nonstick skillet. Add tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder to the pan and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  3. Add chicken to skillet and cook until chicken is heated through, being careful to not overcook and dry out chicken.
  4. Assemble tostadas. Top tostada shell with refried beans, chicken, lettuce, tomato, and cotijia cheese. Squeeze lime over the top. 

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