Crock pot chicken tostadas recipe gets dinner on the table fast for a meal everyone will love. This recipe is so versatile and works for family dinner, parties and more. Everyone gets to choose their favorite toppings for a delicious meal!
Crock pot chicken tostadas recipe
Whether you need dinner for a crowd or just your family, this easy Crock Pot Chicken Tostadas Recipe can be ready with very little work. I love that you can spend less time in the kitchen and more time with your family thanks to this easy recipe.
The crock pot makes it even easier and you get the most tender and delicious chicken. It is so easy to shred from being slow cooked.
Whenever I fix this, everyone goes crazy over it. It is hard to believe something so simple is so amazing. You have to try this for dinner this week!
Are tostadas authentic?
Yes, they are! The word tostadas is a Spanish word that means “toasted”. Tostadas are normally made from corn tortillas but you can use what you have.
We have even fried or baked regular tortillas when we couldn’t find tostadas at the grocery store.
What are the ingredients for crock pot chicken tostadas?
- boneless skinless chicken breasts
- taco seasoning (We like homemade taco seasoning.)
- refried beans
- cheddar cheese
- monterrey jack cheese
- roma tomatoes
- red onion
- package tostadas
How to make chicken tostadas in the crock pot?
First, place the chicken, taco seasoning, and salsa in the crock pot.
Cover and cook. Next, shred the chicken and stir back in.
Heat up the tostadas on a baking pan until warm.
Top tostadas with monterrey jack cheese and shredded chicken.
You can add any other toppings you want. Serve and enjoy.
Keep reading for the full recipe.
Note: You can bake regular corn tortillas until crispy to make your own tostadas if you can’t find any at your store.
Topping ideas for chicken tostadas:
- shredded lettuce
- sour cream
- shredded cheese
- Quick Salsa Verde De Tomatillo Recipe
- Very Simple Guacamole Recipe
- The best pico de gallo recipe
- fresh lime juice
- fresh cilantro
There are lots of tasty and easy options to try.
What to serve with chicken tostadas?
We like this Delicious Cilantro Lime Rice Recipe. It is so easy and packed with flavor.
Another great idea is Crock Pot Refried Beans. They are so easy in the slow cooker and really tasty.
Black beans are also tasty. We have even added those with the slow cooker chicken breasts mixture to stretch the meat.
Food Prep Tip for Easy chicken tostadas:
We keep diced onion and bell pepper in the freezer so it is easy to add to any recipe we like. Another time saving tip is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop the onions.
If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them. They are such a time saver and you can get the veggies really fine if you have children that are picky.
I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need. It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes.
This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.
Make sure you have a good crock pot to make chicken corn tostadas.
I have the Ninja cooking system and it is my absolute favorite. The nice thing about this is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker.
It is nice to just have the one pan to clean and it is very handy. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.
If you are in the market for a new crockpot, this one is my favorite. I use this all the time and it’s great.
This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere. I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing!
There are several others on sale here.
Another favorite is this programmable crock pot for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!
I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.
If you don’t use the liners, I would use cooking spray.
Everyone will love chicken tostadas!
It is so family friendly and everyone will enjoy it. You can use what you have. We have even added green chiles to the recipe for shredded chicken for tacos.
Salsa verde chicken tostadas are really tasty and add a ton of flavor
Print this easy recipe for slow cooker chicken tostadas:
Crock pot Chicken Tostadas recipe
- 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts
- 2 tablespoon taco seasoning
- 1/2 cup salsa
- 1 can refried beans
- 1 head of lettuce chopped
- 8 oz cheddar cheese grated
- 8 oz monterrey jack cheese grated
- 2 roma tomatoes diced
- 1/2 red onion diced
- 2 limes diced
- 1 avocado
- 1 package tostadas
- Place the chicken, taco seasoning, and salsa in the crock pot.
- Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours.
- Shred the chicken and stir back in.
- Heat up the tostadas on a baking pan until warm.
- Top tostadas with monterrey jack cheese.
- Top with chicken and any other toppings you want: avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, and cheddar cheese.
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