BBQ Chicken Tostadas

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BBQ Chicken Tostadas are a fun, lighter meal that can be made completely on the grill. So, head outside and get cooking!

Grilled veggies and chicken are layered on freshly toasted corn tortillas to create BBQ Chicken Tostadas, a healthy dinner that can be prepared in about 35 minutes—and all while enjoying the outdoors!

A tortilla on a grill

Start off by firing up the grill and oiling the grates. We like a little crunch, so instead of making soft tacos we opted for going the tostada route and toasted corn tortillas right on the grill.

Being on the DASH diet for the past month has made me more aware about the nutritional value of the food we consume. I always thought that choosing a soft flour taco was a healthy choice (not being fried).

Come to find out, a corn tortilla is the smarter choice. Corn tortillas offer the same amount of fiber with just about half the carbs, fat, and calories.

Corn tortillas are also lighter in sodium, and they are usually smaller than flour which helps with portion control!

Chicken on a grill, with BBQ Chicken Tostadas

Our entire meal was prepared on the grill. We grilled chicken and basted with barbecue sauce during the last few minutes of cooking, and grilled the onions and peppers for the tostadas at the same time.

Slices of chicken sitting on top of a wooden cutting board, with BBQ Chicken Tostadas

Slice up the chicken in small pieces and you’re ready to assemble the tostadas. Just layer chicken, veggies, and no-salt black beans on top of the toasted tortillas to build the tostadas.

A plate of BBQ Chicken Tostadas on a table

I love all the flavor and color in this dish! Fresh, healthy and delicious! To finish off the tostadas, I made a simple crema out of plain Greek yogurt and a little jarred salsa verde to drizzle on top.

You can just use salsa in the crema instead, or just serve the tostadas with a little sour cream and extra barbecue sauce.

A plate of food, with BBQ Chicken Tostadas

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BBQ Chicken Tostada

BBQ Chicken Tostadas are a fun, healthy meal which can be made completely on the grill.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 4 servings
Calories 509 kcal


  • 1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil , divided
  • ¼ teaspoon Morton’s Lite Salt
  • ¼ cup barbecue sauce
  • 8 6 in. corn tortillas
  • 2 medium bell peppers sliced into strips, (red, green, or yellow)
  • 1 medium onion sliced into strips
  • 1 cup no salt added black beans , rinsed and drained


  • ¼ cup Greek yogurt , plain
  • 1 tablespoon salsa verde (or red salsa)
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder



  • Stir together the Greek yogurt, salsa verde and garlic powder. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

Grill tortillas

  • Spray grill grates with cooking spray and heat to medium high heat. Place corn tortillas on the oiled grates and cook on each side for 2 minutes or until lightly browned and just crisp. Remove from heat.

Grill veggies and chicken

  • In a large bowl, toss sliced peppers and onions with 2 tablespoons olive oil. Set aside. 
  • Brush chicken with remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil and sprinkle evenly with the salt.
  • Place peppers and onion on grill in a grill pan on one side of the grill. On the other side, grill the chicken. 
  • Cook the veggies and chicken for about 15-20 minutes with the grill lid closed as much as possible. Turn the chicken about half way during cooking.
  • During the last 5 minutes, baste the chicken with the barbecue sauce to glaze. Remove from heat and let set for 5 minutes before slicing.

Assemble the tostadas

  • Place tortilla on a place and top with the sliced chicken, grilled veggies, and black beans. Drizzle with Crema and more barbecue sauce, if desired.





Serving: 1gCalories: 509kcalCarbohydrates: 47gProtein: 44gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 97mgSodium: 450mgFiber: 8gSugar: 10g

Life Love and Good Food does not claim to be a registered dietician or nutritionist. Nutritional information shared on this site is only an estimate. We recommend running the ingredients through an online nutritional calculator if you need to verify any information.

Keyword bbq chicken, chicken, crema, grill, tostada
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Sheila Thigpen is the publisher of Life, Love, and Good Food — a Southern food blog — and the author of Easy Chicken Cookbook and The 5-Ingredient Fresh and Easy Cookbook. After 20+ years in the publishing industry, she retired in 2018 to focus on her own creative endeavors full time. She and her husband live near the beautiful Smoky Mountains and have a precious little granddaughter who has stolen their hearts. As an influencer, Sheila has collaborated with brands like Creamette, Kroger, HERSHEY’S, Hamilton Beach, Garafalo Pasta, OXO, Smithfield, Valley Fig Growers, and more.

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