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Restaurant Style Chicken Nachos


"This delicious and easy to prepare recipe is sure to be a big hit! Hearty enough for a meal. The key is the meat filling -- it also makes a great filling for tacos and quesadillas. This recipe can be modified to meet your own taste. I recommend serving with sour cream and guacamole. Be creative!"
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40 m servings 407 cals
Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 407 kcal
  • 20%
  • Fat:
  • 25.7 g
  • 40%
  • Carbs:
  • 24.4g
  • 8%
  • Protein:
  • 21.4 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 54 mg
  • 18%
  • Sodium:
  • 670 mg
  • 27%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. In a 12 inch skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the garlic and white parts of the green onions in canola oil until tender. Mix in shredded chicken, salt and pepper. Toss until well coated with oil. Stir in the salsa.
  3. Arrange tortilla chips on a large baking sheet. Spoon the chicken mixture over tortilla chips. Top with Cheddar/Monterey Jack cheese blend and tomato. Bake in the preheated oven 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Remove from heat and sprinkle with green onion tops before serving.


  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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I made this as listed, and it was very good. I think making the changes other reviewers suggested will make it a 5 star dish. I will add taco seasoning to the chicken next time, as it could us...

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Good recipe, but not worth 5 Stars because so many changes are needed. First thing, cover the baking sheet with foil and spray with Pam for easier serving and clean-up. Rather than season the ...

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I made this as listed, and it was very good. I think making the changes other reviewers suggested will make it a 5 star dish. I will add taco seasoning to the chicken next time, as it could us...

This recipe is awesome!!!! My husband loved did the kids! I used Kirkland Signature Premium Chunk (Costco brand)canned Chicken Breast (12.5oz can) It really worked out well. I also u...

I have made this recipe literally dozens of times since discovering it, in multiple ways, and I believe I have tweaked it enough to get the perfect nacho recipe! As is, this recipe gets 4 stars....

Mmmmmmm, nachos are the best! I used ground turkey in this recipe along with a can of black beans, cumin, jalapeno peppers and garlic and onion powders. In addition to the shredded cheeses I dec...

This was simply excellent!! I used the advice to warm the chips before adding the chicken mixture. I purchased the Tostitos Gold chips because they are thicker and it worked out very well. Af...

very good! we topped the tortilla chips with refried beans (canned) and then added the chicken mix etc. Also, didn't used the tomato, just salsa was fine. Quick and tasty!The whole family enjoy...

These were really, really, really good! They really did taste like they were from a restaurant. I seasoned the chicken with taco seasoning, added some refried beans and served with sour cream!...

Amazing recipe! I cubed the chicken instead of shredding it (just a personal preference) and also added 1/4 of a bag McCormick Mild Taco Seasoning Mix. Jalapeno peppers, diced green chiles, an...

I give this 5 stars because it was extremely easy to make, had a yummy taste as is, and allows you to make lots of changes/additions. I added some extra seasonings to the chicken, I sprinkled...