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chicken tostada topped with avocado and diced tomato.

Cilantro Lime Chicken Tostada

Crispy tostada shells topped with a kinds of goodies like shredded chicken, kidney beans, cheese and fresh cilantro.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 Servings



  • 4 to stada shells
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 medium onion chopped, divided
  • 1 15 ounce can kidney beans, drained
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1 handful fresh cilantro
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • shredded lettuce
  • avocado
  • diced tomatoes
  • kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper


  • Warm tostadas according to package directions. Set aside.
  • Heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil in a small sauce pan over medium heat. Add half of the diced onion. Cook 3-5 minutes or until softened. Add in beans, chili powder, cumin, cayenne pepper and dried oregano. Cook until beans are warmed through. Remove from heat. Using a potato masher, mash beans. The mixture will be chunky. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Return to low heat and cover while you prepare the chicken.
  • Heat remaining tablespoon of olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add remaining onion and cook 3-5 minutes or until softened. Add chicken, cilantro and lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cook until chicken is warmed through.
  • Preheat your oven broiler.
  • To assemble the tostada: spread thin layer of bean mixture on top of tostada shell top with cheddar cheese. Cook in the oven until cheese melts, about 3 minutes. Top with chicken mixture, lettuce, avocado and diced tomatoes.


I served these with corn, chili lime tortilla chips and guacamole. Enjoy!
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