Last-Minute Chicken Tostadas Are An Easy Dinner Favorite

Last-Minute Chicken Tostadas Are An Easy Dinner Favorite [Recipe]

Save some time and energy with these last-minute chicken tostadas, a delicious treat that requires little effort on your part.

This quick dinner is satisfying and very easy to make with just about anything you have in your kitchen.

Last-Minute Chicken Tostadas Are Quick to Make and Very Satisfying

To begin, let’s cover the filling of your tostadas!

While this recipe calls for chicken, you can use almost any meat you have handy. Use the leftover rotisserie chicken, roasted pork, or that ground turkey in the fridge.

All you need to ensure is that the meat is cooked and drained of any juices. Season it with pepper, salt, and taco mix or chili powder if you have it.

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As for the beans and cheese, these are a key part of your chicken tostada. You don’t have to use re-fried beans, as pinto, black, or navy beans work just as well.

Drain them, warm them up a little, and then mash. The result will be a replacement for refried beans that are just as tasty.

The cheese, on the other hand, is what brings all ingredients together.

This recipe includes cheddar cheese, but you can use American, Colby Jack, or a Mexican mix. In a pinch, even canned cheese works.

Finally, let’s discuss the veggies and seasoning for your dish

While many people have canned olives at home, these aren’t entirely necessary. Replace them with green peas, canned tomatoes, or mushrooms.

The lettuce or sprouts add crunch to the tostadas, but if there aren’t any fresh ingredients for you to use, go with white or yellow corn.

Finally, the salsa is used at the end, but you can use your canned tomatoes and mix them with some spices.

Cumin, chili powder, paprika, lemon juice, and dried cilantro are all great here.

It’s more difficult to replace the tortillas, but corn tortillas are also delicious with this recipe. Or add more lettuce for a bowl dish instead.

All of this will take little effort, so you can enjoy yummy last-minute chicken tostadas any night this week!

Last-Minute Chicken Tostadas

Course: Dinner


  • 4 flour tortillas (5 inch or approx. 13 cm each)

  • vegetable oil for coating tortillas

  • 1 can 15.5 oz (approx 390 g) re-fried beans

  • 1 can 15.5 oz (approx 390 g) chicken breast

  • shredded cheddar cheese

  • 1 can 2.25 oz (approx 56 g) black olives, drained, sliced

  • lettuce or sprouts

  • salsa for serving


  • To start, preheat the oven to 375 F (190 C).
  • Prepare the tortillas by brushing both sides with oil. Place on the baking sheet, and bake for 5 to 8 min until golden brown.
  • Remove the tortillas from the oven and let them cool.
  • You can now top each tortilla with re-fried beans, chicken, olives, and cheese. Return to oven and let it cook for another 5 min.
  • Remove from the oven and top with some lettuce or sprouts.
  • Best served with salsa.