Chipotle Chicken Tostadas Recipe

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Chipotle Chicken Tostadas

Cindee Vett


A friend and I were contemplating what to make for dinner one morning. We decided something with chicken, a little spicy that would go well with our homemade salsa. This is what we came up with. Everyone that has had it usually comes back for 3rds!

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30 Min


7 Hr


4 lb
chicken breasts, boneless and skinless
1 large
can chipotle peppers in adobo sauce
6 c
chicken stock
2 can(s)
refried beans
sharp cheddar cheese, shredded
corn tortillas

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large stock pot, add chicken stock, chicken breasts and Chipotle peppers. Lightly salt. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to keep at a medium boil for an hour. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cook for 3 hours, stirring ocassionally. After the chicken has cooked for 4 hours or so, start to shred the chicken with tongs and a long handled fork. Crush the peppers with tongs. Simmer an additional 2 hours.
About a 45 minutes before the chicken is ready, make the salsa, heat the refried beans, make the guacamole and toast the corn tortillas in the oven until golden and crisp.
When chicken is done, drain in a collander and remove pepper skins.
To assemble, take a corn tortilla and spread some of the refried beans evenly over the tortilla, sprinkle with shredded cheese. Evenly spread the chipotle chicken over the cheese. Top with salsa and guacamole.
These tend to be a bit messy so have plenty of napkins on hand and enjoy!
This recipe is for 2 families so it will feed quite a few.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Other Main Dishes
Regional Style: Mexican
Hashtag: #spicy