Restaurant Style Chicken Nachos

Vickie Parks

By
@Northwestgal

My son loves chicken nachos, and I've been looking for a good recipe so we can make these at home on game day. The addition of the black beans and corn make it substantial and hearty enough for a meal.


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Serves:

6

Prep:

30 Min

Cook:

15 Min

Method:

Bake

Ingredients

2 clove
garlic, crushed
6 large
green onions, sliced (divided)
3 Tbsp
vegetable oil
1 large
whole chicken breast, cooked and shredded
salt and pepper, to taste
1 pkg
chicken taco seasoning (or regular taco seasoning)
6 oz
tortilla chips
8 oz
package cheddar/monterey jack cheese blend, shredded
1 c
black beans, rinsed and drained
1 c
canned corn, drained
1 small
jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
7 oz
can sliced black olives, drained
1 large
tomato, diced
1 scoop(s)
sour cream, for garnish (optional)
1 scoop(s)
guacamole or salsa (or both!), for garish (optional)
1 handful
chopped fresh cilantro, for garnish (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C).
2
in a large skillet over medium heat, sauté garlic and about 2/3 of the chopped green onions in oil until tender, about 3 minutes. Add shredded chicken, salt, pepper and taco seasoning to skillet, and cook a few minutes until thoroughly heated, stirring occasionally.
3
Arrange tortilla chips in the bottom of 10-inch glass baking/quiche dish or an 8x11-inch baking dish . Heat in oven for 5 minutes (this will help to keep them crisp). Remove dish from oven, and sprinkle a handful of cheese over the heated chips (this will keep the chips from getting soggy). Spoon the chicken mixture evenly over the cheese layer. Distribute the black beans, corn, diced jalapeno, sliced olives and diced tomato over the chicken layer. Top with remaining cheese.
4
Place dish in the oven to bake 5 to 10 minutes or until the cheese begins to melt.
5
Top with a heaping serving of sour cream, guacamole or salsa on top, and garnish with remaining chopped green onions (or chopped cilantro, if you wish). And serve.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Chips, Other Snacks
Main Ingredient: Chicken
Regional Style: Southwestern
Collection: Restaurant Inspired