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Katie Austin

Loaded Crockpot Chicken Tostadas

Loaded Crockpot Chicken Tostadas

These tostadas were EXACTLY what I needed today!! Today’s my first day back to cooking in almost 2 weeks, and I feel like I’m in a littleee cooking rut. I didn’t know what to make as my first recipe back and was 2 seconds away from postmating food. But.. SIMPLE ways to get back in routine is always the best idea- even in the kitchen. To me, a crockpot is SUCH a realistic and simple way to cook!! I started this chicken at 7 am so it was ready to go mid-day. It was so easy and mindless and felt like there were a lot of directions I could go with the chicken once cooked- a bowl, salad, tacos, etc. The tostada is easy bc you can truly put ANY topping of your choice and it’d be delicious! In my case, I did smashed black bean, chicken, cheese, lettuce, avo, tomato, onion, jalapeño, and chipotle aioli!

SERVING SIZE: 4-6

FOR THE CROCKPOT CHICKEN:

1.5 pounds chicken breast

10-12 ounces salsa of choice

1.5 tablespoon taco/fajita seasoning

1.5 cups sliced red onion

1 cup chicken broth, (water works too)

FOR THE TOSTADA:

4-6 small tortillas, corn or flour

1/2 cup black beans, rinsed and drained

1 cups iceberg lettuce, shredded

1/2 avocado, mashed

1/2 cup cheese

1/2 jalepeno, sliced

1/2 tomato, diced

1/2 cup red onion, diced

1/3 cup chipolte aioli

The recipe:

Prepare your chicken breast by placing it in the crockpot, followed by your preferred salsa, taco or fajita seasoning, sliced red onion, and chicken broth or water.

Cook on medium heat for approximately 6 hours.

Once the chicken is fully cooked, use a fork to shred it apart easily. Return the shredded chicken to the sauce in the crockpot to absorb all the flavors while you prepare the other ingredients!

While the shredded chicken rests, dice the tomato, red onion, and jalapeno. Shred the iceberg lettuce to prepare for assembling your tostadas.

To assemble the tostadas, fry tortillas in a shallow pan with a bit of avocado oil until they turn golden brown and crispy.

Begin layering by smashing beans directly onto the tortilla with a fork, then add the shredded chicken, cheese, lettuce, tomatoes, red onion, and jalapenos.

Mash up your avocado to have on top – I mashed it directly in the skins to have less dishes!

Finish with your mashed avocado and a drizzle of chipotle aioli, enjoy!! xx