Salsa Verde Chicken Tostadas

Chicken tenders are slow cooked in the crock pot with salsa verde, then served on a crispy corn tostada and topped with melted cheese, jalapeño and a simple cabbage slaw made with red cabbage, lime juice, cilantro and salt. I could eat these everyday!!

Chicken tenders are slow cooked in the crock pot with salsa verde, then served on a crispy corn tostada and topped with melted cheese, jalapeño and a simple cabbage slaw made with red cabbage, lime juice, cilantro and salt. I could eat these everyday!!

Yesterday I posted the Easiest Crock Pot Salsa Verde Chicken recipe and promised to post the tostadas today. I made these for lunch and everyone in my home loved them (even my husband doesn’t care for cabbage). The cabbage adds just the right amount of texture and freshness with a hint of acidity that just works, and he loved it! One was enough to fill me up for lunch, but if you want this for dinner, I would go with two.

The crock pot chicken actually makes enough for 9 tostadas, but I only made 6 tostadas for sake of calculating to keep it an even number. It’s really not spicy at all, which is why I added jalapenos. If your family doesn’t like spicy food, leave them out. If you don’t have plans for Cinco De Mayo, I suggest you give these a try!! If you can’t find tostada shells, you can follow the same recipe with corn taco shells instead.

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Salsa Verde Chicken Tostadas

Chicken tenders are slow cooked in the crock pot with salsa verde, then served on a crispy corn tostada and topped with melted cheese, jalapeño and a simple cabbage slaw made with red cabbage, lime juice, cilantro and salt. I could eat these everyday!!

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup shredded red cabbage
  • 2 tsp fresh lime juice (or more to taste)
  • 5 cilantro leaves
  • salt, to taste
  • 2 cups easy crock pot chicken salsa verde (warmed)
  • 6 tostada shells (Ortega)
  • 3/4 cup shredded reduced fat Mexican Cheese (Sargento)
  • pickled jalapeño slices (optional)

Directions:

  1. Combine the shredded cabbage with lime juice, cilantro and salt, to taste. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  3. Place tostada shells on a baking sheet. When the oven is hot, layer 1/3 cup of chicken, 2 tbsp shredded cheese and jalapenos over each tostada shell.
  4. Bake until the cheese is melted and the shells are crisp, about 4 minutes.
  5. Top with shredded cabbage and enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Yield: 6 servings, Serving Size: 1/2 cup

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 3
  • Points +: 5
  • Calories: 200 calories
  • Total Fat: 7.5g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 465mg
  • Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Fiber: 1g
  • Sugar: 0g
  • Protein: 22g
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