These hearty supreme chicken nachos are just what the doctored ordered for a gameday treat, a shareable appetizer, or even a quick dinner with your choice of toppings.
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We haven’t even hit the holiday season and I am already exhausted! Between school schedules, art lessons, and being deep in staining the deck and fence, there is a lot on our plates. Oh, and did I mention we welcomed a new sweet furry family member? Ms. Pepper, our adopted hound mix is settling in well and bonding with my son. They are two peas in a pod! We are working on her manners, but that does take time. Try as I may, sometimes dinner is an afterthought. As in, I remember that I forgot to pull anything for dinner! Oops. Chicken nachos to the rescue!
Oddly enough, our weekends are the most hectic. A family that works together grows together, and boy do we fit that! When I am covered in sawdust or paint, the last thing I want to do is cook. So what’s a girl to do when you need something effortless and delicious? Yeah, I hate fast food so my solution is to pop in and get a rotisserie chicken and a few side dishes.
Oh, and here is the best part! For us three, those rotisserie chickens make more than one meal. I promised hubby that I would relent on my ever growing honey-do list this season to allow him the pleasure of watching his Sunday Football games. He certainly deserves it for all the hard work he puts in. He also looks forward to the traditional man food and politely looks at me with those puppy eyes. Seriously, the guy knows my weaknesses. So I use the leftover chicken to make him some supreme chicken nachos. This is real man food with all it’s cheesy, gooey, spicy, awesomeness!
How to Layer Chicken Nachos
These are super easy and you can add whatever toppings you like to them. You can layer them in any oven safe dish or cast iron pan. First, layer everything like this 1/2 chips-> 1/2 of the cheese/chicken/chili/toppings->other 1/2 chips ->the rest of the toppings. This way every chip will be loaded. Pop them in the oven under broil until all of the cheese melts through. Add the cold toppings such as tomatoes, sour cream, green onions, or avocado. The choice of toppings is endless!
Gotta love man food and, even better, that he thinks I am a great wife for making it!
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TOOLS USED IN MAKING THESE SUPREME CHICKEN NACHOS
- Simple Mesh Strainer – use in place of most any recipe that asks for cheesecloth.
- Awesome Cast Iron Skillet – Finding the right one can be tricky, but this is the best option for most people
- My new favorite vegetable slicer – 5 different blades replaces all of my other slicers
- The perfect wine glasses – these stemless wine glasses are perfect for sipping!
- 1 lb chicken cooked and shredded (pre-cooked rotisserie is a great option)
- 2 cups chili of your choice quality canned is fine
- 6-8 handfuls tortilla chips
- 1 tomato diced
- 1/2 cup jalapenos pickled and sliced
- 1/4 cup black olives sliced
- 8 oz Cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese shredded
- 2 Green Onions chopped
- Cilantro for garnish
- serve with sour cream, salsa, guacamole
- Preheat the oven to broil. Heat the chili in the microwave until hot. You can use any sort of oven safe dish or cast iron skillet. Layer 1/2 of the chips in the dish. Spread 1/2 of the chili, chicken, olives, jalapenos, and cheese over top. Layer the other half of the chips, chili, chicken, olives, jalapenos, and cheese over top. Put in the oven for 4-8 minutes or until the cheese fully melts and the tips of the chips begin to brown. Remove from oven and top with tomatoes, green onions, and cilantro if you wish. Serve with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole.
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