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Roasted Chicken Nachos

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Roasted Chicken Nachos
Roasted Chicken Nachos

Ok, as tailgating season is really getting underway here, it is time to get serious about tailgating food. For me, in an ideal world, I am pretty sure that will always include Nacho’s.

Something about the crispy chips, the gooey cheese and all the goodness in-between just makes them completely addictive to me. And if I thought I loved them before, since I met my husband, my nacho issue has been taken to another level. That’s what happens when two nacho lovers meet and fall in love.

To be honest with you, Nachos is something I sort of have to ration out to myself in healthy dosages. You know? Like my jeans would not appreciate it if I was having nachos, like say, every day for lunch or something.

Roasted Chicken Nachos

But as far as I am concerned, every so often it is a “good thing” to eat chips smothered in cheese. Avocado, beans, and this crispy roasted chicken don’t hurt either.

I tried real hard to spruce these up for you. Which is why I made this very special Cilantro-lime crème to go with the roasted chicken nacho’s.

Finely minced cilantro, lime zest and juice and some crushed garlic turn plain old sour cream into an amazing accoutrement for these nacho’s. Plus it makes them feel a little fancy. I like fancy stuff.

Like this fancy costume that Coco wore around the kitchen while I baked nacho’s.

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Roasted Chicken Nachos, makes 4 servings
-several large handfuls of tortilla chips
-2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
-1 large chicken breast on the bone
-2 tsp southwest salt rub
(1tsp kosher salt, ½ tsp cumin, ½ tsp chili powder)
-1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
-3 green onions, thinly sliced
-1/3 cup black olives, sliced
-1 medium avocado, diced and sprinkled with salt
-fresh pico de gaillo, (purchased or homade)

Cilantro Lime Creme
-8 oz sour cream
-2 Tbs finely minced cilantro
-zest of 1 lime
-1 Tbs lime juice
-1 garlic clove, minced
-generous seasoning with Kosher salt

1) preheat the oven to 375 degrees.

2)Place the chicken breast in a baking pan.

Roasted Chicken Nachos

3)Sprinkle the chicken with the salt rub, and put the chicken in the oven to bake.

Roasted Chicken Nachos

4)Bake the chicken at 375 for about 40 minutes or until the juices run clear and the chicken is cooked through. Set aside to cool. (leave the oven on at 375)

Roasted Chicken Nachos

5) Meanwhile, prepare the Cilantro-Lime crème by mixing together all of the ingredients in a bowl.

Roasted Chicken Nachos

Roasted Chicken Nachos

6) when the chicken is cool enough to handle, shred the chicken, disposing the skin and bones.

7) In a baking dish, pile the chips.

Roasted Chicken Nachos

8) Sprinkle them with the black beans and then the cheese.

Roasted Chicken Nachos

9) Sprinkle the shredded chicken over the top of the beans, cheese and chips.

Roasted Chicken Nachos

See those crispy, roasted chicken bits? Yum.

Roasted Chicken Nachos

10) Put the Nacho’s in to cook for 15 minutes.

11) pull the Nachos out and pile on the olives, green onions, avocado and pico de gaillo.

Roasted Chicken Nachos

Roasted Chicken Nachos

Roasted Chicken Nachos

12) Serve hot with the cilantro Lime Crème and lime wedges.

Roasted Chicken Nachos

Roasted Chicken Nachos

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15 Comments

  1. These definitely look like awesome tailgating food…I always favored beef nachos over chicken ones until very recently. Now I think chicken actually works better since it doesn’t overpower all the other ingredients. Looks delicious!

  2. Nothing better than this comfort food! Yum!

  3. Maria says:

    These are perfect for football season!

  4. Amanda says:

    You just made me so hungry. This looks totally delicious!!!

  5. marla says:

    Not sure what I like better…the fancy costume or these nachos, i’ll go with both :)

  6. I agree. Nachos is moderation. I wish I could eat them more! Your version looks so delicious and I love the fancy costume.

  7. I think I would definitely need the costume after indulging in these nachos…. and it would be completely worth it!!!

  8. Kristen says:

    I love nachos but never think of making them with chicken!

  9. My husband would LOVE this. Thanks!

  10. Esi says:

    This is my absolute favorite way to enjoy leftover roasted chicken..with homemade salsa or pico de gallo.

  11. Kristin says:

    After I saw these yummy nachos, I could NOT get chicken nachos outta my head … and guess what I had for dinner that SAME night! :) Me thinks we are on the same food-craving(s) cycle …

  12. Jen Marie says:

    Nachos are one of my favorite all-time foods. I’m lovin this recipe!!
    From one nacho lover to another.
    THANK YOU!

  13. Jrojas says:

    These nachos were delicious and Coco looks adorable!