Chicken Nachos

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 40 min
  • serves 6

Great for game time, party time or simple snack time.

86 Ratings
Directions for: Chicken Nachos


2 Tbsp taco seasoning

2 Tbsp chili powder

4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts

¼ cup olive oil

8 oz tomato sauce

A few dashes hot sauce

1 large bag tortilla chips

3 cups grated Cheddar-Jack (approximately - you may need more or less)

¼ cup jarred jalapeno slices

¼ cup chopped, pitted black olives

3 tomatoes, finely chopped

3 green onions, green and white parts, finely chopped

¼ cup sour cream


1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Sprinkle the taco seasoning and chili powder all over the chicken breasts.

2. Heat the oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken and saute on both sides until browned, about 5 minutes per side, then remove from the skillet and set aside. To the skillet, add the tomato sauce, hot sauce and 2 cups hot water and bring to a gentle boil.

3. Shred the chicken with 2 forks, then return the shredded chicken to the liquid and simmer on low until everything is hot and bubbly.

4. Assemble the nachos in 2 ways: Sprinkle a layer of tortilla chips onto 2 ovenproof plates or baking dishes. Sprinkle both with cheese and then a layer of chicken; repeat twice more with each layer getting smaller in circumference. Finish with an extra sprinkling of cheese. Bake just until the cheese melts, 5 to 10 minutes.

5. Serve one dish as is. On the other, layer on the jalapenos, black olives, tomatoes, green onions and sour cream.

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