Crispy Slow Cooker Pineapple Chipotle Chicken Tostadas

Crispy Slow Cooker Pineapple Chipotle Chicken Tostadas

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If you’re a sweet and spicy lover, these chicken tostadas will definitely earn a spot in your rotation. They’re topped with crispy slow cooker pineapple chipotle chicken, mango salsa, and just the right amount of creamy guacamole and cotija cheese. 

It’s a flavor explosion! But not at the cost of calories. Each tostada has a whopping 18 grams of protein with just 200 calories and 5 Smart Points. 

This recipe is technically a two-for-one deal. You could use the pineapple chipotle chicken in all kinds of recipes. Likewise, you could make the chicken tostadas with everything from shredded rotisserie chicken to your own favorite recipe.

How to Make the Crispy Slow Cooker Pineapple Chipotle Chicken

I love crockpot or slow cooker chicken. It’s so easy to make! And the pineapple chipotle chicken for these chicken tostadas is no different. 

All you’ll need to do is blend up the sauce ingredients, add to a crockpot with the chicken, and leave it be for a few hours. 

photos of how to make the chipotle pineapple sauce

If you’ve tried my honey chipotle crockpot pulled chicken, you’ll have a good idea of the spice level. Thanks to the citrus, this recipe isn’t AS spicy. But if you’re sensitive, there’s no shame in using half the can of chipotle peppers.

Unlike my honey chipotle or Carolina BBQ crockpot shredded chicken recipes, this chicken goes the extra mile to make it crispy. 

To do this, you’ll need to transfer the cooked chicken to a baking sheet and use your oven’s broil setting for a few minutes. 

the slow cooker chipotle pineapple chicken during cooking

What’s the difference between broil and bake?

If you’ve never used this setting on your oven, have no fear. There’s nothing special about it.

Instead of surrounding your food with hot air with the traditional bake setting, the broil is simply cooking food with direct heat from above. This makes it crispy and creates those satisfying charred edges. 

crispy slow cooker chicken

How to Make the Chicken Tostadas

Once your chicken is prepped, the only thing left to do is toast some tortillas and assemble. Feel free to get creative with your toppings, but here’s a look at what you’ll need:

  • 100-calorie guacamole packs
  • mango salsa
  • cotija cheese
  • cilantro 
  • extra thin corn tortillas 

chicken tostadas with a lime and pineapple

Check out this recipe from Chelsea’s Messy Apron to make your own mango salsa or this recipe for easy guacamole from Brandi at Stay Snatched.

Final Notes for Chicken Tostadas

The chicken recipe preps a beaucoup of chicken. I’ve include a few more pairing ideas in the notes section of the recipe card below. You’ll also find nutrition facts for the chicken on its own, tostadas with specific serving sizes, and all that nutrition facts goodness. 

I think I’ve covered everything but if you have any questions, drop a comment below. 

chicken tostadas on a white surface with a bowl of mango salsa

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chicken tostadas on a white surface with a bowl of mango salsa
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Pineapple Chipotle Chicken Tostadas

Crispy slow cooked pineapple chipotle chicken on toasted tortillas and topped with guacamole, mango salsa, and cotija cheese.

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword chicken, crockpot, slow cooker, tostadas
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Slow Cooker Chicken 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 tostadas
Calories 205 kcal
Author Mason Woodruff

Ingredients

Crispy Slow Cooker Pineapple Chipotle Chicken

  • 2 lbs Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
  • 8 oz can Crushed Pineapple in juice
  • 7 oz can Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce use 1/2 can for spice sensitive
  • 5-6 cloves (25g) Peeled Garlic
  • 1 Tbsp (16g) Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp (15g) Juice of Medium Lime
  • 1/2 tsp Sea Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Cumin

Tostadas

  • 6 Extra Thin Corn Tortillas I used Mission
  • 1/2 C (56g) Cotija Cheese crumbled
  • 6 Tbsp Mango Salsa I used Sam's Club
  • 2 100-Calorie Guacamole Packs
  • 1-2 pinches Chopped Cilantro optional

Instructions

Crispy Slow Cooker Pineapple Chipotle Chicken

  1. Add all the chicken ingredients (except the chicken breasts) to a blender or food processor and pulse until smooth.

    chipotle pineapple sauce in a blender
  2. Add the chicken breasts and sauce to a crockpot and cook on low for 2.5-3 hours on low or until the chicken reaches 165F and/or juices run clear.

    chicken breasts and pineapple chipotle sauce in a crockpot
  3. Remove the chicken to shred with two forks before tossing in the sauce. (You can do this in the crockpot but be careful to not burn yourself.)

    shredded chicken after cooking
  4. Add the chicken to a large baking sheet and set your oven to a high broil.

    slow cooker shredded chicken on a baking sheet before broiling
  5. Place the baking sheet on the top oven rack and broil for 4-6 minutes or until the chicken has crisp edges.

    crispy slow cooker chicken

Chicken Tostadas

  1. Preheat the oven to 400F and place your oven rack back in a center setting.

  2. Place 6 tortillas directly on the oven rack or on a wire rack and toast until crispy, about 6-8 minutes.

  3. Top each toasted tortilla with 3 ounces of chicken, guacamole, salsa, cheese, cilantro, and any other desired toppings.

Recipe Notes

  • Each tostada has 5 Smart Points.
  • The entire chicken recipe makes 16 3-ounce servings. A 3-ounce serving of the chicken on its own has 90 calories, 14 grams of protein, 4 grams of carbs, 2 grams of fat, and 1 Smart Point. 
  • You'll need 18 ounces of chicken for 6 tostadas. So, you can make up to 18 tostadas with the chicken recipe or use it in other recipes. Ideas include using it as a filling for my air fried taquitos or baked chicken empanadas, or you could throw it on top of my healthier chilaquiles rojas with a fried egg. 
Nutrition Facts
Pineapple Chipotle Chicken Tostadas
Amount Per Serving (1 tostada)
Calories 205 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Protein 18g36%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Keep the fiesta going with my copycat Taco Bell Nacho Fries recipe. They even have an option to include collagen peptides for a protein boost! 

two nacho fries dipped in a low calorie cheese dip over a white plate with more fries

And if you’re looking for a non-chicken recipe, my low carb taco bites use ground beef and are super easy to make.

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8 thoughts on “Crispy Slow Cooker Pineapple Chipotle Chicken Tostadas”

  • 5 stars
    Seriously THE BEST flavor combination. I love this chicken so much and the broiling in the oven is a very important step. I’ve made it with more and less chipotle, I like it spicy but the bf doesn’t. I love this as meal prep chicken with rice and broccoli.

  • 5 stars
    The citrus with the spice is a nice balance. I bought a chipotle pepper paste Ina jar because the can was far too much spice. It gives flexibility in adding more spice without wasting peppers. This chicken is great on tortillas or thrown on a bed of spinach!

  • 5 stars
    This is one of my favorites to make. Admittedly the crockpot is too hands off for me so I do the chicken in a dutch oven on the stovetop with a little bit of water. But you can use it for anything, not just tostadas. Sooooo good. Meal prep staple material right here.

  • 5 stars
    I make huge batches of this chicken to portion and freeze for days I just can’t with dinner prep. Pineapple is an ingredient I NEVER thought to use in savory dishes until reading this blog but it’ll blow your mind. Pinky swear.

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