Slow Cooker Chicken Tostadas


Cello Recital 6-2016

Last night was my son’s last cello recital for the school year. All the students did a great job. It was a short program so we were home by 8:00 pm. During the summer we eat even later than normal. The sun doesn’t set until about 9:30 pm so we tend to be out and about much later.

I made the chicken part of this dish in the slow cooker. It cooked all day while I was running back and forth to school trying to return items my son forgot – IPad charger, computer cord….  Then we had to look for his sweatshirt that he needs for camp. You KNOW it wasn’t in the lost and found where I told him to look for a month. (sarcasm).

But when we got home I was able to slowly finish dinner and it was so easy to put together! This would be great during the school year too because the tortillas cook quickly and everything else can be cut up and ready ahead of dinner.

Slow Cooker Chicken Tostadas

Slow Cooker Chicken Tostadas

  • Time: 6-8 hours slow cooker and 15 minutes for cooking tortillas
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

  • 1 – 1 1/2 lbs. chicken breast
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 heaping teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cayenne pepper, more or less to taste
  • salt and black pepper to taste
  • 8-12 6″ corn tortillas
  • oil for frying (vegetable, peanut or canola your choice)
  • toppings as desired: lettuce, salsa, sour cream, cheese, olives, onions, tomatoes, taco sauce, hot sauce, etc….

Directions:

  1. Place chicken breasts and chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, onion powder and Cayenne pepper in slow cooker.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours. Shred chicken just prior to serving. Taste chicken and add salt, pepper and spices as desired.
  2. To fry tostadas place about 1/4″ of oil in a small skillet. Fry tortillas one at a time until slightly brown and crispy on both sides.  If they are not crispy they will be too chewy and not as good. Place fried tostadas in a 170 degree oven to keep warm while frying the rest.
  3. Remove chicken from slow cooker with a slotted spoon and serve on top of tortillas. Serve with choice of toppings.

 

23 Comments Add yours

  1. carlyjsite says:

    Reblogged this on Carly's Comments on Life and commented:
    I love this blog and always find great recipes here. Plus, a great family life. Check it out. I know I am going to make this soon.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much for the reblog and your kind words!

      Like

  2. I love meals like this. Thanks for sharing Marci 🙂

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much for your encouragement!

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  3. This sounds so good Marci! wonderful recipe

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so very much. I look forward to seeing your comments!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. I am so glad! I love the photo of the kids

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        1. koolaidmoms says:

          Thank you! We told him to smile so he did. A big goofy grin.

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  4. I jut love tostadas and yours look delicious!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you so much!

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  5. Simple and easy! thank you for this. I am in need of a new chicken taco recipe

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! Hope you like it.

      Like

  6. super like…I’ve been contemplating buying a good slow cooker for sometime now…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      My slow cooker is my most used small appliance. On busy weeks I depend on it for 2-3 meals.

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  7. Is that your son surrounded by pretty women? Lucky man! Lucky girls!!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Lol. Yes it is. He loved performing in the musical this year 40 girls and 10 boys.

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      1. Oh, I wish I could have heard him play that cello. I love all types of music, but the strings…I really love the stringed instruments!!!

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thank you! It was super easy too.

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    1. koolaidmoms says:

      Thanks!

      Like

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