Skinnhy slow Cooker Chicken and Pinto Bean Tostadas Weight Watchers
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Skinny Slow Cooker Chicken and Pinto Bean Tostadas Recipe

Simple, healthy and delicious, this slow cooker chicken and pinto bean tostada is one of those easy dump and go crock pot recipes perfect for busy days.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 8
Calories: 290
Author: Martha McKinnon | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 package (about 20 ounces) boneless skinless chicken thighs
  • 1/2 cup chunky-style salsa
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix (I used low sodium)
  • 1 can (15 -16 ounces) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8 tostada shells, heated if desired
  • 4 cups shredded lettuce
  • 2 cups chopped tomato
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • 1/2 cup refrigerated guacamole


  • Ideal slow cooker size: 3-1/2- to 4-Quart.
  • Spray a 3-1/2 - to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Add chicken.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the salsa, water and taco seasoning until it's well blended and then pour over the chicken.
  • Cover and cook on LOW until chicken is tender enough to shred, about 6 to 8 hours.
  • Remove chicken from slow cooker and place it on a cutting board. Using 2 forks, pull the meat into shreds.
  • Return the shredded chicken to the juices in the slow cooker. Stir in the beans. Increase heat setting to HIGH. Cover and cook 15-20 minutes longer, or until thoroughly heated.
  • Evenly spoon chicken mixture over each tostada shell. Top with lettuce, tomato, 1 tablespoon sour cream and 1 tablespoon guacamole.

Recipe Notes

Tip: If you don't have tostada shells, just break crispy corn taco shells in half. Place the halves on each plate, and top with the chicken and bean mixture.
5 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
5 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
7 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Exchanges: 1-1/2 Starch, 2 Lean Meat, 1 Fat. Carbohydrate Choices: 1-1/2
Nutrition Facts
Skinny Slow Cooker Chicken and Pinto Bean Tostadas Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 tostada)
Calories 290 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Carbohydrates 24g8%
Fiber 5g20%
Protein 20g40%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: easy slow cooker tostadas, slow cooker chicken tostadas