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Slow-Cooker Mexican Chicken Tostadas (Cooking for Two)

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  9 reviews
  • 20 min prep time
  • 4 hr 20 min total time
  • 12 ingredients
  • 5 servings
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Top crisp tostada shells with a spicy chicken mixture that's slow-cooked to perfection - a delicious Mexican dinner.

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

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

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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Tostada
Calories
310
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
7g
33%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
80mg
27%
Sodium
790mg
33%
Total Carbohydrate
10g
3%
Dietary Fiber
1g
4%
Sugars
1g
1%
Protein
27g
27%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
15%
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 Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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