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Chicken Verde Tostadas
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Chicken Verde Tostadas

These Chicken Verde Tostadas are made with shredded chicken, smothered in salsa verde, chipotle refried beans, chopped fresh onions, more salsa verde on top of a crispy corn tortilla.  Perfect and delicious for anytime!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 5 makes 10 tostadas
Calories: 253kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More


  • 10 corn tortillas
  • 2 chicken breasts boiled and shredded
  • 2 cans of pinto beans
  • 4 tbsp chipotle sauce
  • salsa verde
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1 tbsp oil for toasting corn tortillas
  • salt to taste


  • Make the salsa verde.
    Note: Could also buy already made salsa verde.

For Chicken

  • In a pot over medium heat, cook the chicken breasts for 15-20 minutes.
    Shred with two forks.  
    In a skillet over medium heat, add shredded chicken, 1/2 cup of salsa verde and salt to taste.  Stir together, lower heat and cook for 5 more minutes.
    Note: Could also use a premade rotisserie  chicken and shred.

For Beans

  • Add both cans of pinto beans to a pot or skillet over medium to low heat.  After beans have heated some, add chipotle sauce and mix together.
    With a potato masher, start to mash beans to form refried beans.  Add salt to taste.
    Note: Could also buy already made refried beans and just add chipotle sauce to the beans.

Making Corn Tostadas

  • On a griddle or skillet, over medium heat, add a tablespoon of oil and toast corn tortillas.  Drain on paper towels.  
    You will need to add more oil to pan as you toast and crisp tortillas.

Layering Tostadas

  • Spread about 2 tablespoons of refried beans each tostada, add shredded chicken verde.
    Top with more salsa verde, chopped onions and chopped cilantro.


For extra yumminess assemble tostadas with refried beans, shredded chicken and top with shredded monterey cheese and place under broiler for a minute until cheese has melted and continue with extra salsa verde, chopped onions, chopped cilantro and optional, avocado cubes.  YUM!


Serving: 5g | Calories: 253kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 22g | Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 57mg | Sodium: 331mg | Potassium: 486mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 285IU | Vitamin C: 4.1mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1.2mg