Twisted Chicken Salad with Tostadas Recipe -
Twisted Chicken Salad with Tostadas Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Twisted Chicken Salad with Tostadas

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"This easy chicken salad includes diced jalapenos, which make it spicy and delicious. You can eat it with crackers, but it tastes much better with tostadas."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    25 mins


  1. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. One at a time, slip a tortilla into the hot oil. If the tortilla starts to puff up, press it down with a fork. When crisp and brown, remove to paper towels. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  2. Place the chicken in a bowl, and separate with a fork. Stir in the mayonnaise. Dice the jalapenos (reserving the liquid), and stir them into chicken salad. Pour in 1 tablespoon jalapeno juice, season with salt and pepper, and stir well. To serve, spread the chicken salad on the tostadas.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 06, 2006

This stuff *is* very good. I've been making this for several years, although I add a can of mixed vegetables to it. We eat it with tortilla chips. Very good!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 03, 2012

For us, this was just OK. It seems to be missing something. Finely diced celery, onions something with some crunch would help. I served this on the tostadas with shredded lettuce and cherry tomatoes.

Dec 08, 2008

This was a fun and easy lunch to send with my teenage daughter. I used Morningstar chicken strips, but otherwise followed the recipe. For simplicity, I used Tostitos Scoops instead of making tortillas myself. That way it was perfect to take for lunch.

Nov 02, 2010

Oh my delicious! How easy, quick and tasty! I used as a sandwich filling instead of as a salad! As others have mentioned, reduced the mayo to about1 1/2 Tbsp and it was plenty. Awesome! Thanks for a great recipe.

Jun 09, 2007

loved it I did some things different I boiled a whole fryer chicken and shreded the chicken myself because I wanted it to feed about 8 people and Its great for parties

Aug 20, 2008

My new Aunt brought something very similar to this to a pool party we had a few weeks ago! Hers had potatoes, peas, and carrots (all cooked) and she's as Mexican as they come. : ) I used this recipe to replicate hers and it is SO yummy with homemade salsa. Thanks for the recipe!

Aug 08, 2008

Quick and easy with great taste. Next time will probably use less mayo. Used prepared crunchy corn tostadas hot from oven. The tostadas really give the taste a kick. Will definitely be making again & again.

Aug 31, 2005

This saled is soo good and easy to make. The more jalapeño juice and sliced jalapeños the hotter it gets.


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  • Calories
  • 369 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 20.1 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 26.9 g
  • 41%
  • Fiber
  • 2.8 g
  • 11%
  • Protein
  • 12.8 g
  • 26%
  • Sodium
  • 483 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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