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Chicken tostadas with refried beans, chicken, cheese, tomatoes, guacamole and sour cream

Chicken Tostadas

Chicken tostadas are a delicious and easy dinner that is perfect for Cinco de Mayo, Taco Tuesday or any time! Chicken, refried beans, Monterey jack, tomatoes, guacamole, sour cream, cilantro (20 min. recipe)

Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword chicken tostadas
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 430 kcal
Author Marjorie @APinchOfHealthy


  • 12 tostada shells
  • 1 can refried beans (I like Sprouts vegetarian refried beans, FYI.)
  • 1 pound Mexican shredded chicken
  • 8 ounces cheese, shredded (I like Monterey jack or cheddar jack)
  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced
  • guacamole and sour cream for topping
  • Optional: cilantro for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

  2. Spread a couple tablespoons of refried beans on each tostada, using the back of the spoon to spread it around.

  3. Add Mexican shredded chicken on top, and sprinkle with cheese.

  4. Bake at 400 until cheese melts, about 5 to 7 minutes.

  5. Remove from oven, and top with desired toppings: tomatoes, sour cream, guacamole and cilantro.

  6. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

One serving is two tostadas.

Feel free to change up the toppings. Other suggestions: diced avocado, green onions, salsa, creamy jalapeno dressing, olives, chopped lettuce.

Nutritional information does not include guacamole and sour cream. It is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken Tostadas
Amount Per Serving
Calories 430 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 111mg37%
Sodium 759mg33%
Potassium 349mg10%
Carbohydrates 27g9%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 27g54%
Vitamin A 605IU12%
Vitamin C 2.8mg3%
Calcium 320mg32%
Iron 1.8mg10%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.