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Arkansas Barbecue Fiesta: BBQ Chicken Tostadas


We continue celebrating National Barbecue Month in style with these mouthwatering Arkansas-inspired BBQ Chicken Tostadas! As the weather warms up, it’s time to dust off the grill and let your favorite barbecue sauce shine. This recipe is a game-changer for those busy weeknights when you need a quick and delicious meal with just 5 ingredients and 20 minutes of your time.

Easy Peasy Pleasy Tips…

  • I like to grill a big batch of chicken all at once and use it throughout the week. This recipe calls for 3 cups of cooked and shredded chicken. I used my already grilled chicken to make an easy weeknight meal.
  • This is a great recipe to use rotisserie chicken, grilled chicken or pulled pork.
  • You can customize this recipe with your favorite meats, veggies, cheeses, and sauces! If you like red onions or Ranch dressing, add them!

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BBQ Smoky Chicken Tostadas


  • 8 tostada shells
  • 3 cups cooked chicken, shredded or diced
  • 1 1/2 cups BBQ sauce
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lay out the tostada shells on a baking sheet. Combine the chicken and 1 cup of barbecue sauce in a bowl, stir to coat. Evenly divide the chicken between the tostada shells and top with cheese. Bake for 6-8 minutes until the cheese has melted. Remove from the oven and drizzle with remaining 1/2 cup barbecue sauce. Sprinkle with green onions.

Thank you to Kelsey McGruder for this amazing BBQ Chicken Tostadas Recipe. There are over 800 recipes in the “What’s Cookin’ at First Security Vol. 2,” all submitted by employees and customers. Proceeds from the sales go to the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance to help feed people across the state. You can purchase the cookbooks for $20 at any First Security Bank location.

For more recipes from the cookbook, click here.


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Well-known Arkansas food writer and recipe creator Lacie Ring was born and raised right here in Arkansas. Although her husband’s military career took them around the world, he and Lacie settled back in their home state. Lacie blogs at www.easypeasypleasy.com where she creates easy and delicious recipes for busy families. She is also a recipe creator and food photographer for brands local to Arkansas and abroad. In her spare time, Lacie enjoys spending time with her son and husband camping and enjoying the outdoors.

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