Thursday, September 15, 2011

Loaded chicken nachos

Chicken nachos make an easy weeknight meal that requires virtually no cooking or cleanup. To make them as healthy as I can, I use whole wheat tortilla chips and a high vegetable and chicken to cheese ratio. The herbs and lime impart fresh flavour.

I lined a large cookie sheet with foil and covered it with a single layer of tortilla chips. I added: 2 cups shredded rotisserie chicken, 1 chopped yellow and 1 chopped red pepper, 1 cup diced fresh tomatoes, 15-20 slices of pickled jalapenos and 5-6 tablespoons of medium spicy salsa from a can. I sprinkled mozzarella cheese over top and broiled for just a couple of minutes until the cheese started to brown and bubble. After removing from the oven, I added a couple of spoonfuls of Greek yogurt mixed with an equal portion of light sour cream, and guacamole made with bit of lime juice, cumin and cayenne.  Finally, I sprinkled with chopped chives and cilantro and a good squirt of lime juice. 

Add black beans
Add chopped red onion
Substitute chives for green onion
Substitute mozzarella cheese for Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese
Substitute blue corn chips


  1. This looks delicious. One of my most favorite dishes and yours is healthy too. Thank you for sharing darling!! Have a great weekend. Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  2. I have never tried my hand at homemade nachos, but these are going on my dinner menu for next week. Thanks for sharing.


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