Crockpot or Instapot Chicken Tostadas

Sometimes we need a super easy, customizable dinner that can include as many veggies as possible. This is a dish we eat regularly.

Photo of Easy Chicken Tostadas by Aurora Meyer on Dispatches from the Castle

Crockpot or Instapot Chicken Tostadas

This a super easy weeknight dinner that we make regularly. Even the preschooler loves it!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 6 hrs
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people

Ingredients
  

For the chicken

  • 3 chicken breasts Frozen is fine, see notes.
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon garlic minced or powdered
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 cup chicken stock

Garnishes

  • 1 bunch cilantro chopped
  • 1 can refried beans
  • 1 cup lettuce shredded
  • 1 cup corn
  • 1 avocado diced
  • salsa We like the green salsa for this dish.
  • pickled jalapenos
  • 1 cup cheeses shredded, Monterey Jack is great in this.
  • Tortilla chips or tostadas

Instructions
 

CrockPot Instructions

  • Turn the crockpot to medium. Add half of the olive oil to the crockpot. Add the chicken and chicken stock. (Note: if using frozen chicken, set the crockpot on high). Top with the rest of the olive oil and then sprinkle with garlic and cumin. Let cook for six hours.
  • Remove chicken from crockpot and shred with a fork.
  • Add the refried beans to a pot on the stove top and heat or use a microwave safe bowl and cook following the can directions.
  • On your favorite chips or tostadas add the cooked refied beans followed by the chicken and cheese and then your favorite toppings.

InstaPot Instructions

  • Add half of the olive oil to the crockpot. Add the chicken and chicken stock. Top with the rest of the olive oil and then sprinkle with garlic and cumin. Set the venting knob to Sealing Position. Set to Poultry for 10 minutes (if you are cooking from frozen you may need more time). Make sure the chicken internal temperature is at least 165 degrees before you shred. Follow steps 2 through 4 above.
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