Chipotle Chicken Tostadas


These chicken tostadas are perfect served as a simple weeknight meal or when you want to wow guests without spending all day in the kitchen. Just the right amount of smoky spiciness from the peppers and a nice creaminess from the cheese.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
30 mins
4 tostadas


  • 4 (6 inch) corn tortillas

  • cooking spray

  • 1 small tomato, chopped

  • 2 green onions, sliced

  • 1 ½ tablespoons lime juice

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

  • ½ (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce

  • 1 ½ cups shredded cooked chicken

  • ¾ cup shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • cup sliced black olives

  • ¼ cup sour cream


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Spray both sides of each tortilla with cooking spray; place on a baking sheet.

  2. Bake tortillas in the preheated oven until crisp and lightly browned, 6 to 8 minutes.

  3. While tortillas are baking, combine tomato, green onions, lime juice, and cilantro in a bowl; set aside.

  4. Mix cream cheese and chipotle pepper in a separate bowl until well blended. Remove tortillas from the oven. Spread mixture over tortillas; top with chicken and cheese.

  5. Return tortillas to the oven and continue baking until cheese is melted, about 5 minutes. Top with the tomato mixture, olives, and sour cream.

Cook's Note:

Leftover canned chipotle peppers can be spooned into airtight container, or into ice cube trays, and frozen up to several months. Thaw in refrigerator overnight before using as directed. If freezing in ice cube trays, transfer frozen cubes to a freezer-proof resealable plastic bag, then seal bag and store in freezer until ready to use.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

403 Calories
27g Fat
17g Carbs
25g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 403
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 15g 76%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 452mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 25g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 248mg 19%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 300mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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