Source: Chef Alfredo Oropeza | Category: Entrees, Heart-Smart

Shredded Chicken Tostadas with Spicy Tomato Salsa

These zesty, healthy tostadas are sure to please the whole family with chicken, grilled tomatoes and garlic, avocado and just enough spice from a chipotle chile.

Shredded Chicken Tostadas with Spicy Tomato Salsa


  • 1 Tbsp canola oil 15 mL
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped, divided
  • 1/4 onion, sliced into strips
  • 2 to 3 chicken breasts, 12 oz (350 g), cooked and shredded
  • 1/2 tsp pepper 2 mL
  • 3 tomatoes, grilled*
  • 2 Tbsp chopped pickled jalapeños** 30 mL
  • 1/2 cup water 125 mL
  • 1/2 tsp fresh oregano, chopped 2 mL
  • 1 chipotle chile, chopped
  • 4 corn tostadas
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 avocado, diced


  • 1. In sauté pan, heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Add half of garlic and onion and sauté until brown. Add shredded chicken and pepper. Cook until heated through.  
  • 2. In saucepan over medium heat, combine tomatoes, remaining garlic, jalapeños, water, oregano and chipotle chile. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  • 3. To serve, warm tostadas and divide chicken mixture equally on each tostada. Garnish with onion and avocado.
  • Note: * To grill tomatoes, slice in half and remove pulp and seeds over sink. Place face down on grill or grill pan for 2 to 4 minutes.
  • ** Beware, this dish is spicy hot, so use fewer jalapeños to tame it down to taste.


4 servings

serving size

1 tostada

nutritional analysis

Per Serving

Total Fat10 g
Saturated Fat1.5 g
Cholesterol50 mg
Carbohydrates25 g
Fiber5 g
Protein23 g
Sodium220 mg