Avocado Tostada with Chicken (5-Minute Lunch)

As a Mexican-American dietitian, I kind of feel like this avocado tostada with chicken is my version of a quick turkey sandwich. 

What I mean when I say that is it’s my go-to lunch–I don’t have to think too hard about it, it takes 5 minutes, and it meets my basic nutrition needs for lunch.

I also like to make tostadas when I have leftover tortillas. 

If you’ve been looking for a lunch idea that’s super quick and easy–but still really flavorful and nutritious–check out this avocado tostada recipe. 

Plus check out my time-saving tips for how to make this lunch even faster!

avocado tostada with chicken

Time-Saving Tips

I’ve been thinking a lot about how I can help my fellow Latinos feel more comfortable with meal planning, without sacrificing our favorite cultural foods. 

And I think this avocado tostada demonstrates a major strategy I use–you can meal prep by having all the ingredients on hand to throw a meal together in 5 minutes. 

You don’t necessarily have to make every single meal ahead of time. So for this avocado tostada I pre-cooked the chicken and the salsa. Everything else, I just had ready to go in my kitchen. When it came time to eat lunch, it took me 5 minutes. 

If you want to save even more time, you can make this tostada with mostly store-bought ingredients. Consider buying these ingredients prepared to save the most time:

  • Buy a cooked rotisserie chicken or pre-cooked shredded chicken.
  • Buy storebought salsa

You can also save time by serving the chicken cold. Since it’s pre-cooked, you don’t have to reheat the chicken if you don’t want to. I like it warmed up on my comal first, but that’s totally up to you. 

Need more meal prep-friendly Mexican food?

You’re in the right place because I live and breathe healthy, simple Mexican meal ideas!

A great place to get started is my blog post on the best Mexican food for meal prepping. 

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Avocado Tostada with Chicken Recipe

Avocado Tostada with Chicken

This simple avocado tostada with chicken makes the perfect quick and healthy lunch.
Prep Time5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 30 minutes or less
Servings: 1



  • 2 tostadas
  • 1/2 cup cooked chicken shredded is best
  • 0.5 avocado peel and pit removed
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tbsp lime juice or to taste
  • ½ roma tomato sliced
  • 2 tablespoons salsa



  • Optional: Reheat the chicken on a comal or griddle
  • Scoop the avocado into a bowl, discarding the pit and peel.
  • Add the salt and lime to the bowl with the avocado. Mash the avocado with a fork.
  • Spread the avocado evenly on the tostadas
  • Place two tomato slices on each tostada
  • Top the tostadas with the chicken
  • Drizzle 1 tablespoon of salsa over each tostada


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