Chicken tostadas are made with prepared shredded chicken, refried beans, lettuce, tomatoes, avocados, shredded cheese, sour cream and hot sauce — all on a tostada.
Tostadas are deep fried corn tortillas. They come ready made at the grocery store. If you do not have them available to you, but do have corn tortillas, go ahead and deep fry them until they are golden. These fry very, very fast so be careful not to burn them. Simply make sure you have enough oil to submerge the tortilla and that it is really hot. Drain the fried tortillas on paper towels when you are done.
This recipe is a great way to use leftover chicken. You can also you rotisserie chicken for this if you want to expedite the process.
I love placing all the ingredients in bowls and let people assemble their own tostadas. It is a fun way to spend time with the family as kids absolutely love making these.
If you want to make your own refried beans click here for the recipe.
This is what you are going to need for these easy and delicious chicken tostadas:
2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
1 small white onion
2 garlic cloves, minced
3 tomatoes, chopped
1/2 bunch cilantro
1 tsp cumin
1/4 cup water
1 – 14 oz. can refried beans – heated
Shredded cheese – typically Mexican 4 blend
Hot Sauce – optional
Place the chicken and onion in a skillet and cook until onion is lightly browned. Add the garlic and mix well. Cook for a minute. Add the tomatoes with all of their juice and the cilantro. Season with the cumin, salt and pepper. Add the water and mix well. Bring to a soft simmer and cook for 15 minutes. Place in a bowl.
Serve all of the ingredients separately and let everyone assemble their own. I like to smear the tostada with beans and top them with the following, in this order – chicken, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, avocado, sour cream and hot sauce. Bon appetit!