Loaded “Nacho” Chicken Tostada

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These easy loaded chicken “nacho” tostadas – topped with cheese, tomatoes, guacamole, olives and jalapenos are a great way to take nachos and turn them into a main dish.

These easy loaded chicken "nacho" tostadas – topped with cheese, tomatoes, guacamole, olives and jalapenos are a great way to take nachos and turn them into a main dish.Loaded “Nacho” Chicken Tostada

Perfect for lunch or dinner with a side salad. To make this kid-friendly leave the jalapenos out. I made them with grilled chicken but they would also great with leftover chicken. More of my favorite ways to make loaded nachos or “nachos” are Jalapeno Popper “Nachos”, Greek Nachos and Loaded Nachos with Turkey, Beans and Cheese.

These easy loaded chicken "nacho" tostadas – topped with cheese, tomatoes, guacamole, olives and jalapenos are a great way to take nachos and turn them into a main dish.

These easy loaded chicken "nacho" tostadas – topped with cheese, tomatoes, guacamole, olives and jalapenos are a great way to take nachos and turn them into a main dish.

These easy loaded chicken "nacho" tostadas – topped with cheese, tomatoes, guacamole, olives and jalapenos are a great way to take nachos and turn them into a main dish.

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These easy loaded chicken "nacho" tostadas – topped with cheese, tomatoes, guacamole, olives and jalapenos are a great way to take nachos and turn them into a main dish.
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Loaded "Nacho" Chicken Tostada

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7
5
SP
299 Cals 24 Protein 19 Carbs 14.5 Fats
Prep Time: 12 mins
Cook Time: 3 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 4 Servings
COURSE: Dinner, Lunch
CUISINE: Mexican
These easy loaded chicken "nacho" tostadas – topped with cheese, tomatoes, guacamole, olives and jalapenos are a great way to take nachos and turn them into a main dish.

Ingredients

  • 4 to stada shells
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • ½ cup reduced fat shredded Mexican blend cheese, I used Sargento
  • 1/2 cup mashed avocado, about 1 small
  • 1 medium lime, halved
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 cup chopped tomato
  • ¼ cup chopped white onion
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 7 ounces cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast, cubed*
  • 1/3 cup canned drained black beans, rinsed
  • 1 jalalpeno, sliced thin
  • 2 tbsp sliced black olives

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, combine the cheeses.
  • In another small bowl, combine avocado, juice from half the lime, and a pinch of salt.
  • In one more bowl, combine tomatoes, onion, cilantro, juice from the other lime half, ¼ teaspoon salt and black pepper, to taste.
  • To assemble: Layer each with 1/3 cup chicken, 1 tbsp black beans, and sprinkle with 2 1/2 tbsp cheese. Broil for 2-3 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Top each with a dollop of avocado and a spoonful of the tomato salsa, jalapeno black olives. Top each with a small sprinkle of salt.

Notes

*I seasoned 1 8 oz breast with 1/8 teaspoon salt and pepper and threw it on the grill pan for 8 to 10 minutes on each side over medium heat.

Nutrition

Serving: 1tostada, Calories: 299kcal, Carbohydrates: 19g, Protein: 24g, Fat: 14.5g, Saturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 52mg, Sodium: 439mg, Fiber: 5g, Sugar: 3g
Blue Smart Points: 5
Green Smart Points: 7
Purple Smart Points: 5
Points +: 8
Keywords: chicken tostadas, leftover chicken recipes, Loaded Nacho Chicken Tostada, tostada, tostada recipes

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29 comments

  1. These are fantastic! Easy to customize with shrimp, vegetarian with just black beans, etc. Great lunch with leftover chicken.

  2. This is delicious! Needed to make a few tweaks because I didn’t have all of the ingredients. I used flatout brand flatbreads cut in half, 1/2 can black beans, 1 can rotel brand diced tomatoes w/ cilantro and green chilies and skipped the salsa. Even without all the fresh ingredients this is delicious – next time I’ll use all fresh. 

  3. Instant family favorite! I made the pico the night before, highly recommend. This was very fast, easy, and delicious. My husband and sons are already asking for it again!

    • These are amazing! I made these as part of the meal plan this past week (love the meal plans btw) We tried them with the “Quick and Delicioso Cuban style Black Beans” recipe and they were both delish! My husband said they’re a 10 and definitely a make again meal. 

  4. We love these! Making them again tonight!

  5. This will definitely be a go-to recipe in my house! It was so delicious. The only change that I made is that I seeded and chopped the jalapeno (rather than slice) and included it in the tomato salsa. Rave reviews from the family here!

  6. When I ran the nutrition info through the Smart Points calculator it came out to 8 Smart Points. Same when I created a recipe using the recipe builder. Am I doing something wrong?

    • The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, that is why.

  7. Wow these look simple yet amazing! A quick snack I can whip up when friends are over!

  8. I made this last night for dinner.  These tostadas are absolutely delicious, very easy to make and very healthy.  I highly recommend this recipe!

  9. You can make tostadas on the stovetop or grill. 
    Stovetop-warm griddle/skillet on low, add tortillas, constantly turning, until you get the crunch you’d like.
    Grill-directly on grill, low heat, place tortillas and turn constantly.
    These are easy to burn, so low heat is key.

    Gina-I’ve used your recipes for years now, I just returned, and love the new look!
    You are so wonderful, thank you for everything!

  10. Wouldn’t the points and calorie count go up by frying the corn tortillas? If so, what are the revised calories (and points)?
     Like the others asked, how did you crisp up your shells? Thanks! 

  11. This recipe looks so good! I love nachos so this is a great alternative, it also looks very simple to make!  It doesn’t take time to make and has a good amount of calories in it.  Does it matter what kind of chicken you use for this recipe?

  12. Gina, 

    How do you crisp up the shells?

  13. How are the tostada shells prepared?

  14. Are the 7 weight watchers points per tostada, or per the 4 tosdadas?  

  15. AWESOME RECIPES

  16. Is this an indoor grill you are using? If so, where did you purchase and what brand?

  17. Oh yes! I’m a sucker for a good tostada and this sure looks delicious! I’m looking forward to adding this to the monthly menu plan! 

  18. Oh, this looks yummy. Will definitely be giving a god

  19. Would you use corn or flour for the Tostadas?
    Thank you.

  20. Oh my word I would eat this every single day. Excited to start on that! 🙂

  21. these look yummy!! It is taco tuesday, maybe it will ne nacho tuesday instead !!

  22. Oh my….this will become a favorite in my house this summer! How much does 1/2 cup of avocado weigh (I’m a stickler for my smart points!)?