Chicken Tostadas

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


6 servings

Updated: Oct. 16, 2022
If you like Mexican fare, you're going to love these piled-high chicken tostadas! They make a quick-to-fix weekday dinner. —Janet Briggs
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  • 6 flour tortillas (8 inches)
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder, divided
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin, divided
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into strips
  • 2 cups finely chopped tomatoes, drained
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 2 cups torn romaine
  • Sour cream, optional


  1. Place tortillas on ungreased baking sheets; spritz both sides with cooking spray. Place on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350° for 7 minutes; turn and bake 3 minutes longer or until crisp. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, process the beans until smooth. In a large saucepan, combine the beans, 1 teaspoon chili powder, 1/2 teaspoon cumin and salsa; bring to a boil. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  3. Sprinkle chicken with remaining chili powder and cumin. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, cook chicken over medium heat for 5 minutes or until chicken juices run clear, stirring constantly.
  4. Spread bean mixture over tortillas to within 1/2 in. of edges of tortillas. Top with the chicken, tomatoes, onion and cheese. Bake at 350° for 2 minutes or until cheese is melted. Top with romaine. Garnish with sour cream if desired.