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an easy, insanely delicious dinner idea for any weeknight. shredded chicken, creamy refried black beans, crispy tostada shells, and melty cheese make the ultimate tex-mex dinner idea! crunchy chicken tostada stacks | a flavor journal food blog
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crunchy chicken tostada stacks

an easy, insanely delicious dinner idea for any weeknight. shredded chicken, creamy refried black beans, crispy tostada shells, and melty cheese make the ultimate tex-mex dinner idea!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken tostada stack recipe
Servings: 2 tostada stacks
Calories: 562kcal
Author: sara a.

Equipment

  • baking sheet
  • large sauce pan

Ingredients

For Creamy Black Beans:

  • 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 15.5 ounce can refried black beans
  • 1/2 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. cayenne optional
  • 1/3 cup sour cream
  • 1 Tbsp. hot sauce optional

For Two Chicken Tostada Stacks:

  • 4 tostada shells
  • 2/3 cup creamy black beans
  • 1 1/3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1/4 cup salsa your favorite
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheese
  • mashed avocado, cilantro, salsa, sour cream for toppings / garnish

Instructions

For Creamy Black Beans:

  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onions and garlic, and cook for 3-4 minutes until softened and very fragrant. Add refried black beans, and stir to mix into the butter, onions and garlic.
  • Once the beans are soft and creamy, stir in cumin and cayenne (optional). Stir in sour cream until fully blended, and stir in hot sauce (if using). Turn off the heat. Set aside.

For Chicken Tostada Stacks:

  • Preheat the oven to 425 F.
  • In a large bowl, combine shredded rotisserie chicken with salsa. Set aside.
  • Lay out four tostada shells. Spread about three tablespoons of creamy black beans over each shell, covering the entire surface.
  • Top the creamy black beans with 1/3 cup of chicken. Spread the chicken out to cover the surface of the tostada, as well.
  • Divide the cheese over the tostadas. (add more if you like!)
  • Stack one shell directly on top of another, and repeat with other shells. This will create two chicken tostada stacks.
  • Bake for 8 minutes, then switch to broil. Broil for about 2 minutes until cheese is bubbly and browned.
  • Remove from the oven, and garnish with desired toppings! I love guacamole, sour cream, cilantro, salsa ... but top with whatever you love the most!

Nutrition

Calories: 562kcal