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Chicken Tostada Salad Recipe
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Chicken Tostada Salad Recipe

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“If I don't have any tostada shells on hand for this speedy salad, I just heat taco shells, break them in half and lay them flat on the plates. It works just as well.” Great Southwest flavor! Edie DeSpain - Logan, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (8 ounces) shredded lettuce
  • 1 medium tomato, cut into wedges
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat ranch salad dressing
  • 1/4 cup sliced ripe olives
  • 2 tablespoons taco sauce
  • 4 tostada shells
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) ready-to-use Southwestern chicken strips
  • 1/2 cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

Nutritional Facts

1 salad equals 322 calories, 18 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 77 mg cholesterol, 1364 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 25 g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first five ingredients. Arrange lettuce mixture over tostada shells. Top with chicken and cheese. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chicken Tostada Salad in Simple & Delicious January/February 2009, p35

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.

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Reviewed Jan. 16, 2010

"Ranch dressing? I don't think so! I thinned down the dour cream with two tablespoons of buttermilk and seasoned it with half a teaspoon cumin. Eliminated the hot sause and used a quarter cup of chunky salsa. I uesed them as a topping after the chicken then sprinkled with cheese. Otherwise, it's a really good recipe!"

Reviewed Jan. 15, 2010

"The ranch dressing did not interest me much. I made my own dressing combining lite sour cream and salsa to top this recipe."

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"Oh please -- NEVER put ranch dressing on anything mexican. This was awful."

Reviewed Jan. 14, 2010

"Not exactly sure what to say about this one. The kids love it, I don't. I'll be making it for them many more times but I'll make myself something else."

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