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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


  • 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


  • 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): 505 calories, 11g fat (3g saturated fat), 144mg cholesterol, 686mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 8g fiber), 62g protein.

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kathleenheine User ID: 3868350 184197
Reviewed Jan. 26, 2013

"I didn't discard any of the juice and items cooked with meat - just mixed it back in for flavor."

TasteOfHome_Food_Editor User ID: 7103587 177847
Reviewed Jan. 24, 2013

"Although 4 pounds of chicken seems like a lot for 5 servings, we?ve found that you lose over half the weight once it?s cooked and the bones are removed. So for this recipe you end up with about 2 pounds of cooked chicken, which would serve about 5 people."

JanCH User ID: 6677345 212416
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

"Not a lot of flavor. Might help to add more 'heat' and perhaps salsa verde."

Rockymtn Bloom User ID: 5578427 192476
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

"I started to make this but I think there is a correction needed here, the Yield says "5 servings" but the recipe calls for 4 pounds of chicken."

cimdy User ID: 5762743 212415
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013

"Sounds delish, but 4 pounds of chicken sounds like an awful lot proportionately to the quantity of other ingredients. Should this be 4 breasts???"

fredaevans User ID: 6360805 116200
Reviewed Jan. 21, 2013


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