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Chile Lime Chicken Tostadas in the slow cooker


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I recently created this recipe for Chile Lime 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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Here is what you need to make the

Chile Lime Chicken Tostadas

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Chile Lime Chicken Tostadas in the slow cooker


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  • 1 (4 oz) 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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Zibi January 15, 2010 - 6:54 pm

My husband’s been bugging me to make something Mexican! This looks tasty 🙂

Bonnie January 14, 2010 - 4:06 pm

these look fabulous and are going on my menu for this week !!

Tessa January 14, 2010 - 3:50 pm

We love Mexican flavors around here too. Sounds like a great weeknight meal. Thanks for the recipe!

Miranda January 13, 2010 - 2:33 pm

I am making these TONIGHT! Got a little late in the afternoon, so I am simmering the chicken on the stovetop. Can’t wait to try them!

BethieofVA January 13, 2010 - 12:02 pm

YAY!!!! Thank you!!!!

Adrienne S. January 13, 2010 - 11:05 am

YUM! I love tostadas…those look great!

April January 13, 2010 - 8:35 am

Sounds great! I’ve been looking for slow-cooker recipes for our new afternoon church schedule. These’ll go on the menu.

Barb Thomas January 13, 2010 - 8:14 am

I’m making Chile Lime Chicken Toastadas right now in my crockpot. It already smell great. Can’t wait for dinner