Salsa Verde Chicken Tostadas (crockpot)

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Susan Din

By
@spatdi

Super easy, healthy and delicious! Cook the chicken with jarred salsa verde and serve over crisp corn tortillas with a crunchy slaw on top!
I didn't think I'd like the slaw, I'm not a fan of red cabbage...but it was sooooo good!
We had to make more slaw to eat with the leftovers, because it really MADE the dish!
A great make ahead meal to reheat and assemble on a busy night!
Recipe adapted from skinnytaste.com

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
6-8 tostadas
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
2 Hr
Method:
Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

CROCK POT INGREDIENTS

1 1/2-2 lb
chicken breasts or tenders, boneless and skinless
12 oz
jarred roasted tomatilla salsa verde
1/4 tsp
dried oregano
1/4 tsp
garlic powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/8 tsp
cumin

SLAW INGREDIENTS

12 oz
red cabbage, shredded
1/2 c
cilantro, fresh-chopped
1/4 c
lime juice, fresh
1/4 tsp
salt

TOSTADAS AND TOPPINGS

8-10
tostada shells or make your own with corn tortillas
1 c
shredded 2% cheese
opt jar(s)
pickled jalapenos
opt
sour cream

How to Make Salsa Verde Chicken Tostadas (crockpot)

Step-by-Step

  • 1COOK CHICKEN:
    Lay chicken in the bottom of a crock pot and season with garlic powder, oregano, cumin, salt and pepper. Pour salsa verde over top.
    Cover and cook for 2 hours on high.
  • 2Remove chicken from the sauce and shred with two forks...(I use my kitchenaide with the paddle, it takes about 20 seconds!)

    FINISH CHICKEN:
    Stir enough sauce into the shredded chicken to moisten it-you will not need all the liquid.
    Taste and adjust seasoning if needed.
    Proceed to make your tostadas, or place in a leftover container and refrigerate until needed.
  • 3SLAW PREPARATION:
    Toss shredded red cabbage, lime juice, salt and cilantro in a bowl.
  • 4TO MAKE YOUR OWN TOSTADAS FROM CORN TORTILLAS:
    spritz tortillas with a misto sprayer, or Pam type oil spray, place on a baking sheet and bake @ 325 for 10-12 minutes, flipping each one over every 5 minutes or so until crisp.
  • 5TOSTADA ASSEMBLY:
    Sprinkle 1-2 TBSP shredded cheese over tostada shell, place in oven 3-5 minutes until cheese is melted.
    Spoon approximately 1/4c chicken mixture over the cheese and top with some slaw.

    Optional: pickled jalapeno slices, avocado/guacamole, sour cream etc.

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About Salsa Verde Chicken Tostadas (crockpot)

Course/Dish: Chicken
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Latin American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #easy, #crockpot, #light