Chile Lime Chicken Tostadas in the slow cooker

I recently created this recipe for Chicken Tostadas.  My family loves Mexican food and I am always looking for fun and new ways to cook it.  I especially love to cook the meat for my Mexican meals in the slow cooker.  Now even though I made tostadas with this meat you can use it for whatever you like.  I used leftover chicken for a taco salad and it was also fabulous.  I think tacos would be another good use.  This meat is tender with just a little heat and kick of lime.  It is just the right amount of spice to make it family friendly.

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Chile Lime Chicken Tostadas

  • 1 can diced green chilies
  • 4 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp. chili powder
  • 3 Tbsp. lime juice
  • 1 diced medium onion
  • 2 lbs. boneless chicken breasts
  • 1 can fat free refried beans, warmed
  • 10 tostada shells
  • Desired toppings such as: shredded lettuce, shredded cheese, salsa, light sour cream, sliced olives, guacamole
  1. Add chicken and onion to a slow cooker that is at least 3 1/2 quarts.
  2. In a bowl combine green chilies, garlic, chili powder, and lime juice.  Pour over chicken.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 5 to 6 hours.
  4. Remove chicken from slow cooker and shred.  Mix in 1/2 cup of juice remaining in slow cooker to the shredded chicken.
  5. Spread warmed refried beans on tostada shells.
  6. Top with hot chicken mixture and any other desired toppings.
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