Chipotle Chicken Tostadas

Chipotle Chicken Tostadas Recipe

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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

How to Make Chipotle Chicken Tostadas


  • 1In 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.
  • 2About 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.
  • 3When chicken is done, drain in a collander and remove pepper skins.
  • 4To 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.
  • 5These tend to be a bit messy so have plenty of napkins on hand and enjoy!
  • 6This recipe is for 2 families so it will feed quite a few.

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About Chipotle Chicken Tostadas

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