Total Time
20 Mins
4 servings (serving size: 2 tostadas)

Smoked paprika gives these chicken tostadas rich, grill-like flavor with no cooking. Look for tostada shells (fried, flat corn tortillas) near the flour and corn tortillas or in the Mexican food section of your grocery store. Serve with lime wedges.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place avocado in a small bowl; mash with a fork. Stir in 2 tablespoons tomato, 1 tablespoon onion, 1 tablespoon juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and garlic.

Step 2

Combine remaining 1 cup tomato, 2 tablespoons onion, 1 tablespoon lime juice, 1/4 teaspoon salt, cilantro, and jalapeño; toss well.

Step 3

Combine chicken, remaining 1 tablespoon juice, and paprika; toss well to combine. Spread about 1 tablespoon guacamole over each tostada shell; top each with 1/4 cup chicken mixture and about 2 tablespoons salsa.

Ratings & Reviews

August 20, 2016
Next time try a Serrano chile. Jalapeños can be either really hot or no kick at all. Serranos are consistently yummy!

August 20, 2016
Use a Serrano chili instead. Jalapeños are inconsistent with spicieness. One can be super spicy or you get a dud. Serranos are always perfect.

steponme's Review

August 17, 2014
Great tostadas, but it takes Moore than 20 min. to shred the chicken & chop the veggies (unless you have some helping hands). The smoked paprika gives the chicken a grilled flavor; don't sub with regular paprika. The gauc. and tomato salsa were also nicely seasoned.

May 15, 2016
Just wanted to add that I put corn tortillas in the oven until hard-perfect inexpensive tostado shells!

Just ok

December 30, 2017
Tostadas are always so crumbly to eat, I served these over a bed of lettuce - taco salad style.  They were ok but nothing really special.  My daughter added shredded cheese and black beans to hers.

KeepontryingM's Review

July 30, 2010
While this recipe was good, I didn't find it easy at all. Sure you don't have to cook, but you've got to make guacamole, salsa and shred the chicken. I didn't think it was worth the trouble.

SingaporeKel's Review

April 29, 2014
My family loved this. I used 6 chicken breasts I had on hand but cooked it in a crock pot for two hours on high with a jar of salsa (16 oz), 3T lime juice, 1 package of taco seasoning and 3T fresh cilantro. So delicious!

AshleyL's Review

September 20, 2010
This recipe is awesome. The only thing I did different is just sliced my avocados instead of making guacamole. With the other ingredients (tomato, cilantro, onion, jalapeno), I made a pico and put it on top. This recipe is delicious!

beaches's Review

August 31, 2010
Awesome! Guacamole spread would make a great dip. Followed recipe exactly. Will Make again.

AJJ1415's Review

July 28, 2010
This is a great recipe and I'll definitely make it again. It did take me longer than 20 minutes but I chopped up the chicken into smaller pieces than the picture displayed. I also substituted a can of chopped tomatoes with onions and thought it was just as good. My husband loved it! Tastes fresh and only 7 WW points.