Shredded Chicken Tostadas with Spicy Tomato Salsa

Posted by Dr. Scott Wilson | 28-Mar-2015

These zesty, healthy tostadas are sure to please the whole family with chicken, grilled tomatoes, garlic, avocado and just enough spice!


  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped, divided
  • 1/4 onion, sliced in half strips
  • 3 boneless chicken breasts, 12 oz (350 g), cooked and shredded
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) pepper
  • 3 tomatoes, grilled*
  • 1-2 tbsp (15-25 mL) chopped pickled jalapeno peppers**
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) water
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) fresh oregano, chopped
  • 1 chipotle chile, chopped
  • 4 corn tostadas
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1/2 avocado, diced


  • In sauté pan heat canola oil over medium-high heat. Add half of garlic and sliced onion and sauté until browned. Add shredded chicken and pepper. Cook until heated through.
  • In saucepan over medium heat, combine tomatoes, remaining garlic, jalapenos, water, oregano and chipotle chile to make the salsa. Bring to a boil. Remove from heat.
  • To serve, warm tostadas and divide chicken mixture equally on each tostada. Garnish with red onion and avocado. Serve with salsa.

* to grill tomatoes, slice in half and remove pulp and seeds. Place face down on grill pan for 2-4 minutes.
** use fewer jalapenos if less spice is desired.
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Servings: 4
Source: (recipe and photo provided by

Dr. Scott Wilson

Dr. Scott Wilson is the Founder & Chairman of Physiomed; one of Canada’s largest franchised networks of inter-disciplinary healthcare clinics. A graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. Wilson founded Physiomed in 1994 and has since grown Physiomed to over 30 clinics in Southern Ontario and British Columbia. With hundreds of practitioners from over a dozen disciplines, Dr. Wilson and Physiomed have helped over 100,000 Canadians with physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, orthotic therapy, compression therapy and clinical conditioning as part of a program of rehabilitation and health optimization. In addition to helping patients improve their physical and mental well-being, Dr. Wilson has also mentored hundreds of practitioners to provide better care while enjoying more fulfilling careers. He is also a keynote speaker on many health related topics including how physiotherapy, chiropractic and health & wellness treatment can help with stress, weight loss, and unlocking the true potential within to achieve lasting physical well-being.

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