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Crispy Baked Chicken Tostadas

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    Corn tortillas toasted up to a perfectly crispy and crunchy texture and topped with taco seasoned shredded chicken, homemade guacamole, pickled onions, mango, and cotija cheese!


    What is a tostada?

    I think of a tostada as basically an open faced hard taco. Most regular soft shell tacos consist of a flour or corn tortilla folded in half and filled with delicious toppings. A tostada on the other hand is a toasted corn tortilla that lays flat and is then topped with delicious toppings.

    Let’s make some easy baked chicken tostadas for dinner!

    ingredients in Crispy Baked Chicken Tostadas

    What Ingredients are Needed for Crispy Baked Chicken Tostadas?

    Corn Tortillas: Small corn tortillas. For the perfect crispy crunchy texture I like using corn-based tortillas. However, feel free to swap in flour, gluten-free, or whichever your preference is!

    Chicken: For this recipe I use a boneless, skinless chicken tender that we saute on the stove until cooked and then shred using two forks for a nice pulled chicken. 

    Taco Spices: Make your own using a combination of chili powder, cayenne pepper, garlic, cumin, and coriander. You can also buy a taco seasoning packet to save time and effort! 

    Avocado & Lime: We’re making a simple homemade guacamole with an avocado, lime juice, and a dash of salt and pepper.

    Mango: Juicy and delicious sliced yellow mango to top off our tostadas.

    Pickled Onion: I always have a homemade stash of pickled red onions in my fridge. To pickle your own onions, all you have to do is slice your red onion, place it into a jar with a lid (mason jars work great!) and cover the onions with some vinegar and water. I usually use whichever vinegar I have on hand. Currently my onions are pickled with a red wine vinegar.

    Cotija Cheese: Feel free to add as much of this Mexican cow’s milk cheese as your heart desires. The more cheese the merrier!

    crispy tortillas on a tray

    Kitchen Tools Needed for this Recipe

    • Baking tray
    • Large skillet
    • Cutting board and sharp kitchen knife

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    crispy baked chicken tostadas with mango & guac

    How to Make Crispy Baked Chicken Tostadas

    Make the Chicken: Saute the chicken tenders on a skillet in some olive oil. Once fully cooked through, shred into pieces using two forks. Return to the skillet and add all the spices, a squeeze of lime juice, and chili in adobo sauce. 

    Make the Tostadas: Preheat the oven to 425 F and add the corn tortillas to a baking tray. Lightly spray or drizzle with olive oil and place in the oven to bake for 7-8 minutes, flipping halfway through.

    Prep the Toppings: Cut the mangoes into slices. Make the guacamole by mashing an avocado and mixing with lime juice, salt, and pepper. Pickle the onions*.

    Assemble the Tostadas: Place the toasted tortilla on a plate, top with guacamole, shredded chicken, mangos, pickled onions, and cotija cheese. Repeat until all 6 of the tostadas are assembled. Serve and enjoy!

    layered crispy baked chicken tostadas

    Crispy Baked Chicken Tostadas

    Corn tortillas toasted up to a perfectly crispy and crunchy texture and topped with taco seasoned shredded chicken, homemade guacamole, pickled onions, mango, and cotija cheese!


    Prep time: 10 min |

    Cook time: 20 min |

    Total time: 30 min

    Cuisine: Mexican |

    Serves: 2

    Ingredients:

    • 1 tbsp, olive oil
    • ½ lb  chicken, shredded
    • 2 tbsp, chili in adobo sauce 
    • 6, small corn tortillas
    • 1 medium, avocado, mashed
    • ½ lime, juice
    • 1 small yellow mango, chopped small
    • ⅓ cup, cotija cheese
    • ¼ cup, pickled onions, sliced thin
    • 1 tbsp, cumin
    • 1 tbsp, chili powder
    • ½ tbsp, garlic powder
    • ½ tbsp, coriander 
    • 1 tsp, cayenne pepper 
    • Dash of salt and pepper
    • Additional optional toppings: scallions, hot sauce

    Directions:

    1. Preheat the oven to 425° F and line the tortillas on a greased baking tray. Lightly spray or drizzle with olive oil and a dash of salt and pepper. Bake in the oven for 10-13 minutes, flipping halfway through. Remove from the oven when toasted and set aside for assembly.
    2. In a large skillet, heat 1 tbsp olive oil over medium heat and add the chicken. Cook until completely cooked through. Remove chicken from the skillet and shred using two forks. 
    3. Return chicken to the pan and add spices, chili adobo sauce, and a squeeze of lime juice. Stir to coat and set aside.
    4. In a small bowl, mash avocado with a fork. Add remaining lime juice, salt, and pepper. Stir until fully mixed.
    5. Assemble the tostadas. Layer with guacamole, shredded chicken, mangos, pickled onions, and cotija cheese.
    Notes:
    1. If you don’t already have onions pickled in your fridge, you can flash pickle onions by soaking them in a bowl of vinegar for ~20-30 minutes, they will be very lightly pickled but that will do the trick for this recipe.

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size 3 tostadas

    Serves 2


    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 628
    Total Fat 27g
      Saturated Fat 9g
      Trans Fat 0g
    Cholesterol 89mg
    Sodium 731mg
    Total Carbohydrate 67g
      Dietary Fiber 12g
      Sugars 14g
    Protein 37g

     

    Find on MyFitnessPal as: TWW - Crispy Baked Chicken Tostadas


    Author: Christine

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    Course: Main Entrees

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    Cuisine: Mexican

    Keywords: Tostadas, 30 Minutes Meals, Baked Tostadas


    Ratings and reviews (6)

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    Danielle 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    These look incredible! I have never had tostadas before, I think I'll am going to have to try this recipe.

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    Pastor Natalie (ExamineThisMoment)
    5 months, 3 weeks ago

    This looks like a delicious recipe and easy to make. I really appreciate you sharing this recipe. 🤗 Pastor Natalie (ExamineThisMoment) Letstakeamoment.com

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    KEVIN FOODIE
    5 months, 3 weeks ago

    While I am not a big fan of Mexican food but appreciate a well-baked tortilla. Based on the ingredients used in your chicken tostadas, I know it is packed with flavor. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

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    Jeannie 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    this will make a great lunch and dinner too

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    jimmy Clare 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    i want somre

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    Thrive with Mariya 5 months, 3 weeks ago

    I've never had tostadas before but they sound very delicious and crunchy. Thank you for the easy and tasty dinner idea :)

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