chicken tostada

Recipe of the Month, January 2024: Slow Cooker Chicken Tostadas

chicken tostada

[Slow Cooker] Chicken Tostadas

The backbone of these Tostadas is the chicken, which I make in the crockpot (recipe below) and keep on hand so I can toss together a home cooked, healthy meal in minutes. But if you're short on time, you can add a taco seasoning packet (look for one without MSG) to shredded rotisserie chicken and build your Tostadas from there.

1) Flat corn tortilla shell

2) Refined beans, heated on the stovetop with a bit of chicken broth to thin

3) Shredded, seasoned chicken - plus the onions from the crockpot or sliced green onions if you've used a rotisserie chicken that you seasoned yourself

4) Cojita or Questo Fresco cheese, crumbled

5) Cilantro, fresh and lots of it

6) Squeeze of fresh lime

7) Avocado slices

8) Salsa, we like this this deli made salsa from our grocery or the Trader Joes brand of salsa verde

Mexican Seasoned Crock-Potted Chicken

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 2.5 lbs)
1 large onion, cut into wedges
2 limes
1 jalapeno pepper, sliced and seeded
1/3 cup cilantro leaves
1/3 cup chicken broth
1 1/4 tsp. cumin
1 Tbsp. chili powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. smoked paprika
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper


1) Combine all of the spices in a small bowl and mix well
2) Place the chicken inside the crockpot
3) Sprinkle the chicken with half the seasoning, flip, sprinkle the other side of the chicken with the remaining seasonings
4) Add the chicken broth
5) Squeeze the limes over the chicken
6) Add the cilantro, onion wedges, and sliced jalapeno around the chicken
7) Cook on low for 6 hours (longer is fine, shorter is not)
8) Shred the chicken with two forks and mix it with all of the liquid in the crockpot

Use this chicken for tostadas, burritos, tacos, salads, or on a bun. It keeps in the fridge for several days, but I doubt you'll have leftovers. Enjoy!

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