Easy Chili-Spiced Chicken Tostada 

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Chili-Spiced Chicken Tostada 


There is a lot to love about these chicken tostadas! It’s a quick and easy meal; made with simple ingredients; and served up DIY-style which is helpful if you’re serving this meal to kids.


– ~ 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

How to Make Easy Chicken Tostada



Prep your toppings, heat refried beans, and measure out spices into small pinch bowl so they are ready to go. Shred chicken if necessary.

Heat spices

Heat olive oil in large nonstick skillet. Add tomato paste, chili powder, cumin, and garlic powder to the pan and cook until fragrant.


Cook chicken

Add chicken to skillet and cook until chicken is heated through. TIP: Be careful to not overcook and dry out chicken.


Assemble tostadas


Top tostada shell with a layer of refried beans, chicken, and then fresh toppings. Finish with a squeeze of lime juice and hot sauce if you like some heat.