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Chili-Lime Chicken Tostadas Recipe

Chili-Lime Chicken Tostadas Recipe

The flavor of this tender chicken is delicious with a hint of lime. It has just the right amount of heat to spice it up but keep it family friendly. —Laura Powell, South Jordan, Utah
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 5 hours YIELD:5 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds bone-in chicken breast halves, skin removed
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 10 tostada shells
  • 1 can (16 ounces) fat-free refried beans
  • Optional ingredients: Shredded cabbage, shredded cheddar cheese, salsa, sour cream, sliced ripe olives and guacamole

Directions

  • 1. In a 4-qt. slow cooker, combine chicken and onion. In a small bowl, combine the green chilies, lime juice, chili powder and garlic; pour over chicken. Cover and cook on low for 5-6 hours or until meat is tender.
  • 2. Remove chicken; cool slightly. Set aside 2/3 cup cooking juices. Discard remaining juices. Shred chicken with two forks and return to slow cooker. Stir in reserved cooking juices.
  • 3. Spread tostadas with refried beans; top with chicken. Layer with cabbage, cheese, salsa, sour cream, olives and guacamole if desired. Yield: 5 servings.

Nutritional Facts

2 tostadas (calculated without optional toppings) equals 505 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 144 mg cholesterol, 686 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 62 g protein.