Easy Chicken Tostada Recipe

Chicken Tostadas

5 from 10 reviews

Fun and Easy Tex Mex Chicken Tostadas made with homemade pico de gallo, rotisserie chicken, refried beans and plenty of cheddar and Monterey Jack Cheese.  Make a delicious batch of tostadas for your family today.


  • 1 medium tomato diced
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro chopped
  • 1/2 jalapeno minced (2 tablespoons)
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 12 tostada shells
  • 1 (16 ounce) can refried beans (preferably vegetarian)
  • 2 cups shredded Mexican blend
  • 4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 1/2 cups diced chicken


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. In a small bowl combine the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, jalapeno, lime juice,  salt, and black pepper. Set aside for a few minutes.
  3. Place tostada shells in single layer on baking sheet.  Place in oven and bake for 5-6 minutes.
  4. Heat beans in microwavable dish.  Spread 1 heaping tablespoon refried beans over the crispy shells.  Top with a sprinkle of cheese.  Place back in the oven until melted; 2-3 minutes.   Then top with shredded lettuce, diced chicken, pico de gallo (that you set aside), and another sprinkling of cheese.  For best results serve promptly.


  • Any kind of cooked chicken can be used for this recipe including but not limited to rotisserie chicken, poached chicken, grilled chicken, baked chicken and sauteed chicken.
  • Are you always fighting a battle with time?  If so many stores sell freshly prepared pico de gallo.  Take a look as I think you will be pleasantly surprised.
  • I like to use the vegetarian refried beans as they are a little healthier and then seem to soften more when warmed.
  • This recipe is best prepared quickly and served promptly so the tostada shells stay crisp.
  • Only prepare the number of shells that that you will eat as fully prepared tostadas do not make good leftovers. Pack any refried beans, cooked chicken and pico de gallo for up to four days and treat yourself to an excellent lunch.

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