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I think as a food blogger, it is sometimes too easy to get caught up in trying the newest trend, or chasing after a unique recipe.  I’ll admit that sometimes I overlook the simplest of recipes, or I don’t post about them, simply because they are so simple.  Does someone need yet another recipe for taco night?

The answer is – yes.

I know that 95% of you reading aren’t food bloggers.  You are just wanting dinner ideas.  (Or dessert ideas. :))  And really, the simplest of recipes are usually the most popular.  And it doesn’t get much more simple than this one!!
Slow Cooker Chicken Tostadas | www.tasteandtellblog.com
One of my husband’s favorite dinners is tostadas.  If I tell him that is what we are having for dinner, his face seriously lights up – he loves them that much.  We usually just stick to basic tostadas, with ground beef taco meat and all of the fixings, but one day, I decided to change things up a little bit.

This recipe is as simple as throwing some ingredients in a slow cooker.  Let them cook together, and then all you have left to do is top your tostadas.  Hands on time is probably 15 minutes – if you count the time it takes to cut up the veggies and grate the cheese.

Fast, easy and delicious.  Just the way I like my recipes!!

Slow Cooker Chicken Tostadas
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Let your slow cooker help you with taco night with these Slow Cooker Chicken Tostadas.
Serves: 6 servings
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 6 tostada shells
  • ¾ cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • desired toppings (lettuce, tomatoes, salsa, sour cream, guacamole, cilantro)
  1. In the bottom of a slow cooker, combine the garlic, chili powder, cumin, paprika and salt. Stir in the vegetable oil and lime juice. Add the chicken, and turn to coat.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 5 hours.
  3. When the chicken is cooked through, remove from the slow cooker and shred with 2 forks. Return to the slow cooker and stir to soak up the juices and spices.
  4. Top each tostada shell with equal amounts of the chicken mixture, then top with cheese and desired toppings.

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23 Responses to Slow Cooker Chicken Tostadas

  1. I love simple mexican dishes that just use good flavorful ingredients like this. The chicken mixture sounds great!

  2. I totally agree with you on feeling like you have the newest hottest recipe but we all have to eat dinner. This looks awesome! Bookmarking!

  3. THese look absolutely wonderful!

  4. Rebekah says:

    This looks delicious – and easy! I am new to the slow cooker world, and am always on the lookout for great recipes.

    Thank you 🙂

  5. Rosa says:

    Yummy! Those tostadas would make a great lunch.



  6. Bev Weidner says:

    EXACTLY. Dude, I love this. I’m so making these soon!

  7. Cassie says:

    I overlook simple too often. Last night we had an amazingly simple dinner that was so delicious. I hope to post it next week. In the meantime, I can’t wait to try this. Perfect flavors!

  8. yum! mexican is always a trend in my household and these are the perfect tacos for whenever my craving hits!

  9. Kelly Jo says:

    Oh, yum. I just pinned because I already know it will be a favorite!

  10. Katie says:

    Oh these look awesome and perfect for a busy week night. Never think to make tostadas!

  11. Kristy says:

    Love the fresh cilantro in there. I can smell and taste it! 🙂

  12. I literally started salivating when I read this one!

  13. i AM a food blogger and i still need super simple recipes! this is perfect! 🙂

  14. Kalyn says:

    Oh yes, what a great dinner! Bookmarking the recipe now.

  15. I could always use a recipe like this. The slow cooker is a life saver too. Yummy dinner!

  16. Joanne says:

    I went through a tostada phase at this time last year! I couldn’t get enough…and now I definitely feel the craving hitting again, after seeing these!

  17. Laura says:

    I love using my slow cooker on Sundays to create meals like this. As the warm weather arrives, I find myself craving simpler meals that can be topped with fresh tomatos and avocados. We will definitely be trying these soon!

  18. Chels R. says:

    I’m seriously going to have to try these. My attempts at Tostadas in the past haven’t been very good. This will be making an appearance on my menu soon 🙂

  19. Even as a food blogger, I always appreciate a good, simple recipe that can be added to the regular rotation! With a family, work, and reality, the fact is those are the kind of recipes we remember.

  20. Some of the simplest recipes are the most delicious and satisfying. These tostadas sound perfect for when I’m on a spice kick!

  21. Mignon says:

    Defintely dinner tomorrow!! Thanks so much!

  22. MJ says:

    I made this tonight…it was a big hit,even with my husband who hates chicken! A friend stopped by, had one and took one to go, it was so good.

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