These chicken tostadas are delicious, filling, and packed with protein, you won’t believe how quickly you can get this meal to the table!
Ideas for Leftover Chicken
Today’s recipe for chicken tostadas uses my favorite chicken marinade which is quick, easy and delicious! What more could you ask for you? This recipe is one of those weeknight dinner ideas that you will make over and over again. Not only does it work perfectly with my favorite chicken marinade but it is a perfect way to use any leftover meat you have on hand. It is also a perfect meatless meal too. Instead of adding meat, just add some sautéed or grilled veggies.
The secret to today’s recipe is “in the sauce” or rather in the marinade. Marinated chicken can be used for all kinds of things. You can just grill the chicken and serve with rice or potatoes. You can cube it up and put it on some skewers with some favorite veggies for shiskabob. It is also great diced up and made into tacos, enchiladas or burritos.
My personal favorite use for marinated chicken is a tostada. I just put the chicken in to marinate first thing in the morning, grill the chicken in the evening or you could bake it too. But I prefer grilling.
All you need to do is dice it up and then you are ready to build your tostada.
How To Make A Tostada
I use the pre made tostada shells which are available in the grocery store in the tortilla section
Sprinkle with some cheese and place under the broiler until the cheese melts and the edges get a little golden brown. Watch them closely because it doesn’t take long
Now you are ready to build your tostada.
- Add a layer of refried beans. I use canned refried beans and add a few tablespoons of salsa to them.
- Add diced, marinated chicken, lettuce, more cheese and some salsa and avocado.
Finally, pick it up, take a bite, and enjoy. Yes, tostadas are finger food!
You can get creative and come up with your own toppings. It is a great meal for a group because everyone can custom make their own tostada!
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Chicken Marinade – see note below for link to recipe
- 8 Tostada Shells
- 2 cups cooked, diced marinated chicken or other meat
- 1 1/2 cup cheddar cheese grated
- 1 1/2 cup refried beans
- 2 cups lettuce chopped
- 1 cup pico or salsa
- 1 avocado diced
- Sprinkle tostada shells with grated cheese and place under broiler until cheese is melted.
- Add a layer of refried beans to tostada.
- Add cooked, chopped chicken or other meat
- Top with lettuce, pico, avocado and additional grated cheese if desired.
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