Dinner Tonight: Buffalo Chicken Tostadas

This dinner is dedicated to one of my absolute favorite people…Erika.  Over the years, I’ve noticed that when we go to restaurants…if there is Buffalo Chicken anything, she orders it.  So, when I started thinking of a new way to reinvent my tostadas…this came to mind.  And let me tell you…it did not disappoint!
These tostadas are crunchy, creamy, flavorful and spicy.  The perfect combo for a satisfying dinner.  And don’t worry…you control the hot sauce…so use as little or as much as you like.  Thanks for the inspiration Erika!

Shopping List
1 1/2 pounds chopped, cooked chicken (click here to see how I get my chicken)
1 1/4 cups Ranch salad dressing, divided
A few teaspoons to a few tablespoons of Hot Sauce (depending on how hot you like it…I used Frank’s)
1 red onion, diced
2 stalks of celery, chopped 
Bleu Cheese crumbles to garnish
Tostada shells
I cooked my chicken in the slow cooker all day and then shredded it when I was ready to eat.  Again, click here to see other ways to get shredded cooked chicken fast.
In a medium sized bowl, combine shredded chicken, 3/4 cup of dressing and hot sauce.  Take each tostada shell and top with your chicken mixture.  Then top the tostada with your red onion, celery and bleu cheese crumbles.  Finally, drizzle a bit more Ranch and a little bit of hot sauce (optional) down over the tops of each tostada.

I wouldn’t consider me a Buffalo Chicken wing fan…but these tostadas rocked my world!  I loved the crunch of the celery with the heat from the hot sauce.  Really, really delicious if I do say so myself.  (And easy!  Did you see how easy that recipe is?!?!)

Happy Eating!

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  • Aubs May 7, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I'm with Erika on the buffalo flavor but i can't do meat on a bone. (yeah…i'm weird!) So I'm more any boneless buffalo chicken! And this dinner works so well for us because the family could eat the tostadas and i could do a salad!!

  • Meagan @ The Clanahan Fam May 7, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    Yum!!! Can't wait to try! I recently got on the tostada bandwagon with these: http://www.skinnytaste.com/2013/05/salsa-verde-chicken-tostadas.html
    Looks like something you could fancy up šŸ™‚

  • {Hi Sugarplum!} May 7, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    YUMMMMM! These look amazing!

  • Lindsay Schatz May 7, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Erika and I would be best friends! I also love anything with buffalo sauce…buffalo mac n cheeses, buffalo pizza, buffalo chip dip, the list is essentially endless with possibilities šŸ™‚

  • Ginny May 8, 2013 at 1:29 am

    I love this! It might become one of my basics. This is how I make my shredded chicken:http://www.moderncommonplacebook.com/2013/03/21/slow-cooker-three-ways/

    Ginny
    http://www.moderncommonplacebook.com

  • Paula May 8, 2013 at 2:18 am

    Shay,
    Will your two little ones eat this? Or how do you change it for them? Do you change meals often for them?

  • d.l.hallock May 8, 2013 at 4:43 am

    Looks good.

  • Mix and Match Mama May 8, 2013 at 10:00 am

    My kids ate this because it's pretty basic, chicken, cheese and a tostada shell. I didn't make theirs quite as spicy as mine. Sometimes, I change things for them. Since they're only 3 and 4, I don't blame them for not enjoying some "grown-up" food. Good question Paula!!

  • Elvira Gratereaux May 25, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    The very first recipe I try from you Shay and I have to say it was a huge HIT! now I'm more addicted to your blog than ever šŸ˜€ thanks for all the good stuff you bring to us every day…
    Oh And just for the record I live in the caribbean so I labeled myself as non US fan here šŸ™‚

  • Anonymous May 30, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Hi Shay, I love a lot of your recipes. I do have a comment though, It would be very helpful if you could put or add how many it yields or serves. That way I'll know if I have to Double the recipe or not, Mainly the recipe for Buffalo Chicken Tostadas, Cause my son Loves Anything HOT, the hotter the better for him. šŸ™‚ Thanks so much.

  • Mix and Match Mama May 31, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Unless otherwise stated, all entrees serve four adults. Enjoy!