Go Back

Creamy Green Chile Chicken Tostadas

A warm and crunchy tostada shell topped with creamy green chile chicken and a burst of avocado freshness is a quick and simple dinner that hits all the right spots.
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 people


  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup white onion chopped
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 3 oz cream cheese
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 can green chiles chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups cheddar cheese shredded and divided
  • 2-3 cups chicken cooked and chopped or shredded
  • 12 tostada shells
  • 1 avocado chopped and sprinkled with salt


  • heat oil and melt butter over medium-high heat, add onion and garlic: saute until soft
  • drop temperature to medium, add milk, cream and cream cheese and stir until all melted and combined
  • add cumin, chili powder and salt. Stir well
  • add green chiles, cheddar cheese and chicken. Stir to combine and adjust seasonings as desired
  • warm through and serve over tostada shells that have been warmed in the oven with a sprinkling of cheese. Top with fresh avocado
Keyword celiac safe, Dinner, gluten free