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Shredded Chicken Tostadas Recipe

  • Author: Bobby
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x


  • Mexican chicken-
  • 1 1/2lbs boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 3 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 4 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons oregano
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  • Pico De Gallo-
  • 4 plum tomatoes (seeded and diced)
  • 1 small white onion (finely chopped)
  • 23 jalapeño peppers (seeded and chopped)
  • ½ cup fresh cilantro (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • salt (to taste)
  • Other-
  • Guacamole
  • 1 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 8 corn tortillas
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans (warmed)


  1. In a medium bowl combine tomato sauce, vinegar, garlic, chili powder, cumin, oregano, sugar, salt, and pepper. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the chicken breasts and cook for 3 minutes on one side, flip and cook for 3 minutes on the other side. Add the tomato sauce mixture and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes or until the chicken is cooked through (the internal temperature has reached 165 degrees F).
  3. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board and shred using two forks. Return the chicken to the pan with the sauce and continue to cook for about 5 more minutes.
  4. To make the pico de gallo-  In a bowl combine plum tomatoes, onion, peppers and cilantro. Add the lime juice and salt. Mix well. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  5. To prepare tostada shells- Pre-heat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray tortillas on both sides with cooking spray and place onto a baking sheet.
  6. Place into the oven and bake turning once for 10 minutes or until crispy and light brown.
  7. Spread a layer of guacamole on each tostada shell, followed by a layer to refried beans. Add some of the shredded chicken and top with lettuce, cheese, and pico de gallo.

Keywords: Shredded,Chicken,Tostadas