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tostadas de pollo
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Easy Shredded Chicken Tostadas (Tostadas de Pollo)

These tostadas de pollo (aka shredded chicken tostadas) are so easy and delicious! Shredded chicken breast is tossed in an easy honey chipotle sauce and piled onto crispy tostada shells with lots of tasty toppings! If you want something more traditional, you could toss the chicken in my favorite tinga sauce or even some salsa or enchilada sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Keyword: buffalo chicken, easy dinner, mexican, tostadas
Servings: 6 tostadas


  • 3 tbsp diced chipotles in adobo
  • 3 tbsp honey
  • 2.5 cups shredded chicken or Sadler's smoked shredded chicken
  • 6 tostada shells
  • 2 large avocados mashed
  • 1 lime juiced
  • ½ cup leftover roasted corn
  • 6 tbsp pink pickled red onions
  • 3 tbsp pickled jalapeños
  • ½ cup queso fresco
  • 3 tbsp cilantro roughly chopped
  • kosher salt
  • Hot sauce for serving


  • Preheat your oven to 350.
  • First, prepare the chicken. In a wide, shallow pan, add the chipotle peppers in adobo and the honey and stir. Bring to a simmer over medium heat then add the chicken. Toss to coat then continue cooking until sauce is absorbed and the chicken is hot; about 5 minutes. Set aside
  • Once the oven is preheated, place tostadas on a baking sheet or directionly on the middle oven rack and bake for 5 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, add 2 mashed avocados, the juice from 1 lime and a pinch of kosher to a bowl. Stir it up and set aside.
  • Once the tostadas are hot, spread the simple guacamole evenly over each of the tostada shells.
  • Then equally top with the honey chipotle shredded chicken, roasted corn, pink pickled red onions, pickled jalapenos, queso fresco and cilantro. Add more of certain toppings depending on how you like it to taste!
  • Finish with a few dashes of hot sauce and salt if needed and serve immediately.