Richelle’s Fantastic Chicken Nachos

These Fantastic Chicken Nachos are a nice variation of this classic Mexican dish. Sunflower Oil is the secret ingredient to these delicious nachos!

fantastic chicken nachos

My foodie friend Richelle shared this recipe with me of her version of a classic Mexican dish. And now I am going to share with you Richelle’s Fantastic Chicken Nachos!

Everyone loves nachos. And how can you not? Crunchy Tortilla Chips covered in melted cheese? This nacho recipe takes it up a notch by adding chicken, tomatoes, and avocados! Makes a great appetizer or even a meal!

If you prefer beef over chicken you MUST try my Southwestern Loaded Steak Nachos. Just as good as these chicken nachos!

fantastic chicken nachos

The secret ingredient that makes this Chicken Nachos recipe stand out from all others is sunflower oil. Probably not something you have sitting in your pantry but it does make a difference! For another great recipe from Richelle, check out her Artichoke Bruschetta recipe.

I’ve often wondered where Nachos came from. Are nachos really authentic Mexican dish? So I went to the all-knowing Wikipedia site and found this educational article educational article.

Choosing the wrong avocado will ruin your dish. Especially when the avocado is the main ingredient like in Guacamole. Basically, you want a perfectly ripe Avocado.

This is a great article on how to select the perfect avocado. You should also check out our video on How to Cut an Avocado

If you struggle with cutting and coring avocados, this video tutorial is for you. This is an important skill to learn if you often make guacamole or any other type of Mexican Food.

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How to Handle Raw Chicken

  • Leave the chicken in the fridge until ready to use.
  • Be careful of dripping juices. Clean up immediately.
  • Do not wash raw chicken (prevents cross-contamination).
  • Wash all utensils and cutting boards.
  • Wash your hands after handling raw chicken.

If you don’t feel like cooking and shredded chicken for this recipe you can take the easy way out and use a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken. You will have enough chicken leftover to try some of my other fabulous recipes.

bowl of rotisserie chicken
Bowl of Shredded Rotisserie Chicken

You will need the following ingredients to make this fantastic chicken nachos recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Garlic Cloves, Green Onions, Sunflower Oil, Chicken Breasts, Salsa, Tortilla Chips, Mexican Blend Cheese, Roma Tomato, Avocados and Salt & Pepper.

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Saute garlic and onion whites (from green onions) in oil until tender. Mix in the shredded chicken, salt and pepper. Toss until coated with oil. Stir in salsa.
    chicken salsa mixture
  3. Arrange chips on a baking sheet and cover with nacho mixture. Top with cheese and tomato.
    fantastic chicken nachos
  4. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  5. Top with the mashed avocado and sprinkle with green onions.

Printable Recipe Card

fantastic chicken nachos

Richelle’s Fantastic Chicken Nachos

These Fantastic Chicken Nachos are a nice variation of this classic Mexican dish. Sunflower Oil is the secret ingredient to these delicious nachos!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Appetizers
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 8
Calories 285 kcal

Equipment

  • Baking Sheet

Ingredients
 

  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 6 Green Onions, diced
  • 3 Tbsp Sunflower Oil
  • 1 Chicken Breasts, cooked & shredded
  • 1 Cup Salsa
  • ½ Bag Tortilla Chips
  • 2 Cups Mexican Blend Cheese, shredded
  • 1 Roma Tomato, diced
  • 1 Avocado, mashed
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Saute garlic and onion whites (from green onions) in oil until tender. Mix in shredded chicken, salt and pepper. Toss until coated with oil. Stir in salsa.
  • Arrange chips on baking sheet and cover with nacho mixture. Top with cheese and tomato.
  • Bake 10 minutes until cheese is melted.
  • Top with mashed avocado and sprinkle with green onions.

Nutrition

Calories: 285kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 12gFat: 18gSaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 32mgSodium: 435mgPotassium: 417mgFiber: 3gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 495IUVitamin C: 6.4mgCalcium: 158mgIron: 1mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Paget says:

    I am not a fan of avocados, but in this recipe they are delicious. Great to make when company comes or for just a snack. A big hit with the family and a keeper for sure.

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