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5 from 3 votes

Chicken Tostadas with Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce

A quick easy meal made with chunks of juicy chicken, black beans, and corn that are seasoned with traditional Mexican flavors then topped with cheese, fresh veggies, and a drizzle of Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Chicken, Gluten Free
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 620kcal


Homemade Taco Seasoning

Chicken Tostadas

  • 1 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken breasts * cut into bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup black beans * canned
  • 1/2 cup corn * canned or frozen, thawed
  • 1/2 cup tomato * diced
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese * shredded
  • 8 corn tostadas

Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sour cream
  • 1 lime * juiced
  • 1/8 cup cilantro * minced


Homemade Taco Seasoning

  • In a small bowl, combine the chili powder, garlic powder, onion powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper. Set aside.

Chicken Tostadas

  • In a large skillet, add the olive oil and heat to medium high.
  • Add the chicken and half of the taco seasoning.
  • Cook thoroughly until chicken is no longer pink in the center, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Stir in the black beans and corn and cook 2-3 minutes or until warmed through.

Creamy Cilantro Lime Sauce

  • In a small bowl, combine the mayonnaise, sour cream, lime juice, cilantro, and the remaining taco seasoning. Mix well.
  • To serve, top tostada shells with the chicken mixture, tomato and cheddar cheese.
  • Drizzle on the cilantro lime sauce and garnish with additional cilantro, if desired.



Tips and Techniques for the Best Chicken Tostadas

  • You can use a packet of taco seasoning rather than making your own seasoning. Homemade taco seasoning is much more flavorful, but sometimes easy is best.
  • Add any toppings you like to make these tostadas all your own. Additional toppings you may like are lettuce, salsa, onions, and avocado.
  • Store leftovers in an air-tight container in the refrigerator. Use within 3-4 days.
** Nutritional information is an estimate and may vary.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 620kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 953mg | Potassium: 778mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1399IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 275mg | Iron: 3mg