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

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


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


  • 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


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

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.