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Shredded Chicken Tostadas

candysDinner in a flash – and it’s tasty.  I use a corn tortilla called Candy’s for these and crisp them up in the oven.  2 tortillas are only 90 calories. I think the taste of crisping up your own corn tortillas in the oven is so much better than buying hard tostada shells – those are also fried in oil – not good.

This recipe is very flexible – easy to put together, and fresh.  I love using my crockpot shredded chicken on these – makes getting dinner together extremely easy and fast.  Add your favorite taco toppings, a great Mexican cabbage slaw would be great as well!

If you like taco seasoning flavors -this is great – but remember – the shredded chicken from my recipe above is really flexible -so add what you like – green chiles, hot sauce, etc.

This is how we had our tostadas and they were VERY good.  Next time I’ll put some Cotija or Queso Fresco on ours or a bit of authenticity!

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Shredded Chicken Tostadas

Author Carrie Hill


  • 6-8 Candy's Corn Tortillas
  • Shredded Chicken from Crockpot Shredded Chicken recipe - or from leftovers
  • 1/4 package of taco seasoning
  • 1/2 Can refried beans - your favorite is fine - or leave them off if beans aren't your thing

Taco Toppings

  • Shredded Cheese
  • Lettuce
  • Tomatoes
  • Avocado/Guacamole
  • Onions
  • Salsa
  • Cilantro
  • Lime Wedges


  1. preheat your oven to 400 degrees, lay out corn tortillas on a baking sheet and set aside until oven is heated
  2. While oven heats, warm your shredded chicken in the microwave a bit and stir in the taco seasoning. I like this in just the powder form and not cooked in with water like the instructions say. You do this however you like - some just like salt, pepper and cumin in their taco toppings.
  3. Heat up your refried beans in the microwave until warm - they don't have to be boiling hot
  4. When oven is heated, bake corn tortillas until crisp - 8-10 minutes and remove
  5. Spread refried beans on tostada, top with shredded chicken and cheese. Return to oven for about 5 minutes until cheese is melted.
  6. Serve with toppings and your favorite salsa


AboutCarrie Hill

Carrie Hill is the mother of 2 human children, and 5 fur babies. She has a husband who is a great guy, a good food tester, but a bit of a nut, just like her. She enjoys writing, reading, cooking and baking in her spare time.