Budget-Friendly Chicken Tostadas

Budget-Friendly Chicken Tostadas
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Source: The Diabetes Cookbook. Recipe Credit: . Photo Credit: Peter Papoulakos.

These chicken tostadas are a delicious dish that won’t break the bank. Save time by buying a rotisserie chicken, which you can often find on sale at a warehouse club.

  • Prep time
    10 min
  • Servings
    4 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 tostada
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

4 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 tostada
  • Amount per serving Calories 310

  • Total Fat 10g
    • Saturated Fat 2.6g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 65mg
  • Sodium 270mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 26g
    • Dietary Fiber 6g
    • Total Sugars 1g
  • Protein 29g
  • Potassium 550mg
  • Phosphorus 310mg

Choices/Exchanges: 2 Starch, 4 Lean protein



  • shredded cooked chicken
    2 cup
  • salsa
    3 tbsp
  • canned pinto beans (rinsed and drained)
    1 cup
  • reduced-fat, shredded cheddar cheese
    4 tbsp
  • tostada shells
  • avocado (mashed)
  • lettuce (shredded)
    1 cup


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. In a small bowl, mix together the chicken, salsa, and pinto beans.

  2. Place the tostada shells on a baking sheet. Top each tostada shell with a heaping 1/2 cup of chicken-bean mixture and 1 Tbsp. cheese. Bake for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

  3. Remove the tostadas from the oven and top each tostada with a spoonful of mashed avocado and 1/4 cup lettuce.

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    These chicken tostadas are very yummy I could eat them everyday.