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Slow-Cooker Mexican Chicken Tostadas (Cooking for Two)

Top crisp tostada shells with a spicy chicken mixture that's slow-cooked to perfection - a delicious Mexican dinner.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 4 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 12
  • servings 5
 

Ingredients

1/2
large jalapeño chile, seeded, finely chopped
5
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
tablespoon Mexican chili powder
1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
tablespoon lime juice
1
teaspoon salt
1
package (1 1/4 lb) boneless skinless chicken thighs
5
tostada shells
1/2
cup shredded lettuce
1/2
cup shredded Cheddar cheese (2 oz)
1/3
cup Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa
Sour cream, if desired

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Steps

  • 1 Mix jalapeño chile, garlic, chili powder, oil, lime juice and salt in 1 1/2-quart slow cooker. Add chicken; coat with oil mixture.
  • 2 Cover; cook 4 to 5 hours.
  • 3 Remove chicken from cooker; place on cutting board. Shred chicken, using 2 forks. Return chicken to cooker and mix well. Using slotted spoon to remove chicken mixture from cooker, place 1/3 cup chicken mixture on each tostada shell. Top with lettuce, cheese, salsa and sour cream.
  • 1 Mix jalapeño chile, garlic, chili powder, oil, lime juice and salt in 1 1/2-quart slow cooker. Add chicken; coat with oil mixture.
  • 2 Cover; cook 4 to 5 hours.
  • 3 Remove chicken from cooker; place on cutting board. Shred chicken, using 2 forks. Return chicken to cooker and mix well. Using slotted spoon to remove chicken mixture from cooker, place 1/3 cup chicken mixture on each tostada shell. Top with lettuce, cheese, salsa and sour cream.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

For an added fresh-tasting garlic kick, stir an additional finely chopped clove garlic into shredded cooked chicken.

Serve-With Mexican rice and beans complement these tostadas. Margaritas add to the Mexican theme.

For a special touch, top with chopped fresh cilantro.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tostada
Calories
310
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
7g,
7%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
790mg
790%;
Total Carbohydrate
10g
10%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
1g
1%
),
Protein
27g
27%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
4%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
15%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 2 Very Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.