Recipe: Chicken and Cheese “Tostadas”

This dish is super easy to throw together, and it’s definitely a crowd pleaser. Who doesn’t love Mexican food? It’s no secret that our family is a BIG fan and almost once a week we are sure to enjoy some south of the border fare like homemade refried beans, taco salad, pork carnitas, flank steak fajitas, vegetable quesadillas, homemade tortillas, or the like.  And now we can add these “tostadas” to our repertoire!

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Chicken and Cheese "Tostadas"
Serves: 3-4 (makes 8 tostadas)
  • 3 cups shredded or diced cooked chicken (slow cook, roast or boil it)
  • 1½ cups freshly grated Monterey Jack cheese
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 jalapeño, finely diced (optional)
  • 1½ limes
  • 8 whole-grain 5" to 6" corn tortillas,
  • homemade or store-bought (we recommend "Food for Life" brand in the freezer section)
  • Recommended toppings: Sour cream, avocado and cilantro
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl thoroughly combine the chicken, cheese, water, spices, jalapeño (if using) and juice of 1 lime.
  3. On a large baking sheet (lined with foil for less mess) lay the tortillas out in one even layer. Depending on the size of your baking sheet you may need to bake these in two batches.
  4. Evenly distribute the chicken mixture on top of the 8 tortillas (the top layer should be about ½" tall) and bake until cheese begins to brown, about 12 to 13 minutes.
  5. Squeeze the remaining ½ lime on top of the cooked tostadas and serve warm with sour cream, diced avocado, and cilantro leaves.
We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.




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  • Comments

    1. molly |

      Yum! These were so good! My kids loved these. Served with your refried bean recipie, mixed green salad and some fresh fruit. This recipe will be going into our dinner rotation. Thank you.

    2. Beverly |

      I made this tonight and it was a huge hit! Of all the real food recipes I’ve tried so far, my husband and I like yours the best! I’m adding this to the rotation!

      I do have a question. Will these freeze OK? Of course, I’d have to get the leftovers to the freezer before my husband eats them all! LOL!

      • Assistant to 100 Days (Amy) |

        Hi there. These are really best served fresh. You could probably freeze them in parts but we’ve not tried. ~Amy

    3. Julie |

      Has anyone ever made this recipe with ground grass fed beef instead of chicken?

      • Amy Taylor (comment moderator) |

        Hi Julie. No, but I’m sure it would work.

    4. Samantha |

      Made these yesterday! Huge hit! I loved them and my husband did too! He is picky and I have been trying to cook delish/clean food that he will enjoy and this dish did it:) Thank you! Next up your short ribs recipe!

    5. Molly |

      Think about using plain Greek yogurt rather than Sour Creme – our family has started that and we can’t tell the difference – plus, it’s so much better for us/you :). Looks great though!

    6. Tricia Schwartz |

      Hi – I can’t figure out how to flag recipes. I have read the section about how to do it, but I can’t find the flags. Help, please!

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