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  • Writer's pictureJenn Clayton

Chicken Tostadas

Delish, easy, and full of protein and healthy fat!! A great make ahead meal!

Top your chicken tostada with your favorite things! Avocado, sour cream, salsa and more!

Full recipe in video below


  • 1 large white onion, one-half finely chopped, one-half thinly sliced

  • 1 tsp. ground cumin

  • 3 tsp. kosher salt, divided

  • 1 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided

  • 2 (15.5-oz.) cans black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 2 c. low-sodium chicken broth, divided

  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice

  • 4 cloves garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 jalapeño, finely chopped (optional)

  • 1 (4-oz.) can diced green chile peppers

  • 4 c. shredded rotisserie chicken

  • 1/2 c. chopped cilantro leaves, plus more for serving

  • 1 pack store-bought tostadas (deep-fried flat corn tortillas)

  • 3 c. shredded romaine

  • 1 avocado, sliced

  • 1 c. crumbled queso fresco or cotija cheese

  • Lime wedges, for serving

  1. In a large skillet over medium-high heat add finely chopped onion, cumin, 1 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1 tsp. black pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onion has softened, about 5 minutes. Add beans and 1 c. broth and cook, stirring occasionally, until most liquid has reduced, about 10 minutes. Continue to cook, using a potato masher or fork to smash beans, until smooth, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in lime juice.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium pot over medium heat, heat remaining 2 tbsp. oil. Add sliced onion and remaining 1 1/2 tsp. salt and 1 tsp. black pepper. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until onions have softened slightly, 3 to 5 minutes. Add garlic and jalapeño, if using, and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in green chiles and remaining 1 c. broth. Increase heat to medium-high and cook, stirring occasionally, until reduced by half, about 10 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in chicken and cilantro.

  3. Top tostadas with bean mixture, chicken mixture, romaine, avocado, and queso fresco. Garnish with more cilantro. Serve with lime wedges alongside.

8 Servings:

254 calories

8g fat

14g carbs

18g protein

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