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BBQ Chicken Tostadas topped with avocado/sour cream, chopped tomatoes, chopped onions and lime wedges.
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BBQ Chicken Tostadas

These BBQ Chicken Tostadas will become a family favorite especially for the kiddos! Looking for a "Make A-Head Meal?" Here's another one to add to your recipe binder. Or use a rotisserie chicken (or grilled chicken breasts) for a quick and easy meal on the table in 20 minutes. 

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Appetizer, Lunch, Meal, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican-American
Keyword: Tostadas
Servings: 6 tostadas
Calories: 402kcal
Author: Mexican Appetizers and More


To Make the BBQ Chicken follow my Instant Pot BBQ Chicken recipe

  • homemade tostada shells or store bought


  • queso fresco crumbled
  • ½ white or red onion chopped
  • 2 roma tomatoes rinsed and chopped
  • 1-2 limes quartered

Simple Avocado Sour Cream Crema

  • 1 Haas avocado pitted and flesh scooped out

  • ½ cup sour cream

  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
  • salt/pepper to taste


Make Homemade Shells

  • If you're making homemade...
    Add a tablespoon of oil to a skillet and heat over medium heat.  
    Add one or two corn tortillas at a time and brown on both sides until golden brown and crispy.
    Drain on paper towels.
    Let sit for a few minutes and the tortillas will harden.

Avocado Sour Cream Crema

  • Add all the ingredients to a mini chopper and blend until smooth.
    Note: Follow instructions in post to make crema by hand (very easy!)

Assemble Tostadas

  • Place 6 tostadas on top of a baking sheet.
    Add a few tablespoons of the bbq chicken on top of the tostadas.

  • Top with chopped onions and tomatoes.
  • Add crumbled queso fresco, and a dollop of the avocado sour crema to each tostada.
  • If you like, sprinkle a little extra bbq sauce to each tostada.
  • Cut the lime into quarters and sprinkle a little lime juice on top to each.
    Serve tostadas with extra lime wedges and serve immediately.


Instead of making Instant Pot BBQ Chicken for this recipe, you can also choose to buy a Rotisserie chicken (follow instructions in post).
For an even healthier option...grill or bake chicken breasts (follow instructions in post).
For additional topping ideas please reference post for more delicious options.


Serving: 6g | Calories: 402kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 19mg | Potassium: 263mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 1mg