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Butternut squash tostadas on a marble tray.

Roasted Chicken and Butternut Squash Tostadas

  • Author: Amanda McGrory-Dixon
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 tostadas 1x


Served on a cripsy, freshly fried homemade shell, these roasted chicken-butternut squash tostadas are piled high with an assortment of delicious toppings.



8 tostada shells, preferably homemade
1/2 cup refried black beans
1 butternut squash, halved and seeded
Salt and pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup red enchilada sauce, preferably homemade
1/2 cup roasted chicken, shredded
1/2 cup smoked cheddar, shredded
Mexican crema or sour cream, for garnish
1-2 avocados, cubed, for garnish
1-2 limes, sliced, for garnish
Fresh cilantro, chopped, for garnish


  1. Heat oven to 425 degrees. Brush butternut squash halves with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and place in a pan with about half an inch of water. Roast until a fork easily pierces the squash. A small squash should take about 45 minutes while a large squash generally takes about an hour.
  2. When cool enough to handle, scoop the butternut squash into a food processor and blend until smooth.
  3. On tostada shells, spoon a tablespoon each of refried black beans, butternut squash puree, enchilada sauce, chicken and smoked cheddar. To melt the cheese, place under the broiler. This shouldn't take long --- just about a minute or so, depending on your oven, so watch carefully.
  4. Garnish with Mexican crema or sour cream, avocado cubes, lime slices and cilantro. Enjoy!


  • Store-bought rotisserie chicken works well and is quick and easy. Alternatively, I love this apple cider spatchcock chicken recipe I shared on Recipes Worth Repeating.
  • Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.
  • Category: Main Dish
  • Method: Roast and Broil
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1 tostada
  • Calories: 165
  • Sugar: 8
  • Sodium: 238
  • Fat: 7
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 17
  • Fiber: 0
  • Protein: 9
  • Cholesterol: 21

Keywords: tostadas, butternut squash tostadas, chicken tostadas