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Healthy Chicken Tostadas

These healthy chicken tostadas are perfect for any night of the week!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Appetizer, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: chicken tinga recipe, chicken tostadas, healthy mexicana
Servings: 8 tostadas
Calories: 296kcal
Author: Cheryl Malik



  • 1 1/2 cups salsa
  • 1 chipotle pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp adobo sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  • 1 1/2 cups cooked shredded chicken


  • Can refried beans
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • oil to brush tortillas
  • 2 avocados
  • 1 Lime juiced
  • Salt


  • Fresh salsa to top
  • Shredded lettuce to top
  • shredded cheese or crumbled queso fresco to top


  • Preheat the oven to 400º. Brush both sides of tortillas with a little avocado oil or spray with spray oil and sprinkle with salt. Place on baking sheet. bake 10-16 minutes total until lightly browned on edges and tortilla feels stiff, flipping every 5 minutes
  • Blend all tinga sauce ingredients until hot or combine with chicken in saucepan and heat over medium low heat. if sauce is hot, just Toss with chicken
  • Microwave beans until warm and stir well. Spread 1-2 tbsp refried beans on tostada and top with chicken
  • Guac: mash together lime, guacamole, and salt to taste.

Assemble: (bottom to top)

    BEANS 1/4 cup. Sprinkle top with salt
    CHICKEN about 1/3 cup
    LETTUCE sprinkle
    GUAC 2 tbsp
    CHEESE sprinkle
    SALSA sprinkle


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 15g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 1146mg | Potassium: 598mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 660IU | Vitamin C: 9.7mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 2.1mg | Net Carbs: 20g