Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tostadas

It’s still officially summer, but I broke out my slow cooker today.  I think about slow cooker meals as an essential for the fall and winter ….so I am getting a bit of a jump start! 🙂

I tossed some chicken tenders, diced tomatoes, cumin, chipotle chili powder and 2 of my farm share bell peppers….a red and yellow one, diced up.mixture in crockpot

I put the slow cooker on high heat and headed off to work for an afternoon client. (Could put on low heat for a bit longer if you desire!)

When I got home, I shredded up the chicken with 2 forks. Using a slotted spoon to remove some of the tomato juice, I topped a heaping spoonful of the chicken mixture on a tostada shell along with some shredded cheddar and baked until melted.

I added a few sliced green scallions, 2 slices of avocado and cilantro…to jazz them up!  Food is meant to be jazzed up, right?chicken lime tostados

Slow Cooker Chipotle Chicken Tostadas (low FODMAP)

Ingredients

  • 3/4 pound boneless skinless chicken tenders
  • 1 box Pomi chopped tomatoes (26 oz)
  • 2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chipotle chili pepper (I use McCormick brand)
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, diced and de-seeded
  • 1 red bell pepper, diced and de-seeded
  • 8-10 tostada shells
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese (reduced fat or regular as desired)
  • Garnish: chopped cilantro, avocado slices, and green part of scallion, diced

Instructions

  1. Put chicken, tomatoes, cumin, chipotle chili pepper, and bell peppers in slow cooker on high for about 3 hours.
  2. Turn off slow cooker, using fork shred chicken.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  4. Place 8-10 tostada shells on cookie sheet (depending on size of cookie sheet may need 2 of them)
  5. Using slotted spoon, to remove some of the tomato juice, add spoonful of chicken mixture on top of each tostada shell( about 2 tablespoons of mixture.)
  6. Top with about 1 1/2 tablespoons of shredded cheese per tostada shell.
  7. Bake for about 5 minutes--until cheese is melted.
  8. Garnish with avocado, green part of scallion and/or cilantro.
http://blog.katescarlata.com/2013/08/29/slow-cooker-chipotle-chicken-tostadas/

Yummy!