Quick & Easy Chicken Tostadas

Quick & Easy Chicken Tostadas

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 263.0
  • Total Fat: 8.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 56.4 mg
  • Sodium: 130.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 24.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.8 g
  • Protein: 24.7 g

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These tostadas are healthy, easy to make and kid-friendly. Feel free to top them with extra veggies of your choice! These tostadas are healthy, easy to make and kid-friendly. Feel free to top them with extra veggies of your choice!
Number of Servings: 4


    4 6-inch corn tortillas
    1 poblano pepper, seeds removed and chopped
    1/2 cup roasted corn (available in the frozen foods aisle)
    1/2 teaspoon chili powder
    1 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
    1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
    1 lime, zested and juiced
    12 ounces cooked chicken breast, diced
    1/4 cup shredded reduced-fat Mexican-blend cheese
    1/2 avocado, diced
    2 tablespoons chopped cilantro


In summertime, grill the corn yourself. If you can't find roasted corn, use canned or frozen corn kernels.


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray one side of each tortilla with nonstick cooking spray. Sprinkle chili powder on each tortilla and place on a baking sheet. Bake until crisp, about 10 minutes, flipping the tortillas halfway through. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.

While the tortillas are cooking, place a small skillet over medium-high heat. Add the poblano and cook, stirring occasionally, until the edges start to char. Remove from heat.

In a medium bowl, combine the corn, cooked pepper, chili powder, tomatoes, cumin, and lime. Place one heaping cup of the mixture on each tortilla. Top each tostada with 3 ounces of chicken and one tablespoon cheese. Bake just until the cheese has melted, about five minutes.

Remove from the oven and top with the avocado and cilantro. Serve immediately.

Serving Size: Makes 4 tostadas

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Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    16 of 21 people found this review helpful
    This recipe does not say what to do with the poblano pepper. We roast until charred (gas stove top, grill, broiler, etc.). Then immediately put in a covered bowl to steam a bit; after a few minutes remove the charred outer layer. Now remove stem, seeds, and dice into small pieces to add to the corn. - 7/20/12

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    15 of 16 people found this review helpful
    OK I did my pico recipe and added the grilled poblano and sweet corn - this is truly amazing. I am a vegetarian, so used black beans instead of chicken and added roasted garlic to the salsa. Not only will I make this again, I have sent this to half a dozen friends that are already drooling! - 7/19/12

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    8 of 14 people found this review helpful
    why would you lite the oven to warm tortillas when the grill is already on ??? - 7/18/12

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    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
    This was great! I don't eat meat, so substituted beans for the chicken. Next time, I'll probably cut the lime juice in half (or not -- the bright citrus taste was so good). So yummy and fresh tasting! - 8/3/11

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    7 of 11 people found this review helpful
    Sounds delicious, will try, If you don't have access to fresh corn,just buy some frozen corn and brown it in a non stick skillet o put it on a cookie sheet and brown in the oven.
    - 7/18/12