Chicken Tostadas Recipe

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Rachel Published: December 14, 2020 Modified: June 4, 2021

How To Make Chicken Tostadas

Try a savory bite of these Mexican chicken tostadas! It’s loaded with slow cooked chicken, beans, and more for a heartier dinner meal.

Preparation: 20 minutes
Cooking: 6 hours
Total: 6 hours 20 minutes



  • chicken,slow cooked, shredded
  • 8corn tortillas,8-inch
  • vegetable oil,for frying or baking tortillas
  • cupspinto beans,or black, prepared refried
  • 2cupscheese,shredded, such as Cheddar, Monterey Jack or cotija
  • 1Romaine lettuce head,chopped
  • 2avocados,diced
  • 4Roma tomatoes,diced
  • sour cream

Optional Toppings:

  • red onions,or green, chopped, cilantro and fresh limes for juicing or cilantro lime ranch dressing, hot sauce


  1. Heat ¼ inch of the oil in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.

  2. Once the oil is hot, add one tortilla, then fry until golden on the bottom.

  3. Using metal tongs, rotate the tortilla to the opposite side, then cook until golden and crisp. 

  4. Transfer to a baking sheet lined with paper towels, then repeat the process with the remaining tortillas, adding additional oil to pan as needed and preheating oil before frying tortillas.

  5. Spread the warm shell with beans, followed by the prepared and shredded chicken, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, avocados and other toppings desired.

  6. Serve immediately, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Alternatively, you can bake the tortillas in a preheated oven at 400 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes, rotating once halfway through baking.
  • Check out our Crisp & Juicy Slow Cooker Chicken Recipe to go with this meal!


  • Calories: 614.76kcal
  • Fat: 24.64g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.07g
  • Trans Fat: 0.42g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 11.03g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.92g
  • Carbohydrates: 72.03g
  • Fiber: 19.98g
  • Sugar: 4.16g
  • Protein: 29.63g
  • Cholesterol: 33.66mg
  • Sodium: 244.78mg
  • Calcium: 372.56mg
  • Potassium: 1756.39mg
  • Iron: 5.75mg
  • Vitamin A: 444.50µg
  • Vitamin C: 17.72mg
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