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Chicken Nachos

Chicken Nachos


"Super-simple but totally killer nachos! These are to die for with some guacamole, sour cream and salsa. If it's too spicy for you, just leave out the cayenne."
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40 m servings 511 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings


  • Calories:
  • 511 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 30.3 g
  • 47%
  • Carbs:
  • 40g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 21.6 g
  • 43%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 59 mg
  • 20%
  • Sodium:
  • 886 mg
  • 35%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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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. In a medium bowl, stir together the chicken, vegetable oil, and cayenne pepper. Let stand for 15 minutes, or longer if desired.
  2. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken mixture, and fry until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from heat, and set aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spread a thin layer of tortilla chips in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle 1/4 of the chicken, 1/4 of the chilies, and 1/4 of the cheese over the chips. Repeat layers ending with cheese on the top.
  4. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cheese is melted and everything is heated through. Serve with your favorite nacho toppings.

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  1. 78 Ratings

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These nachos were the BOMB!!!!! I made this for lunch yesterday. I did mine a little different though. I read through the reviews first and got the idea of adding taco seasoning to the chicken s...

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It was a flop here. First off, the chicken winds up being "double cooked" and was just so dry. Only thing that made it edible was the extra toppings we put on after cooking. Even still, it wa...

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These nachos were the BOMB!!!!! I made this for lunch yesterday. I did mine a little different though. I read through the reviews first and got the idea of adding taco seasoning to the chicken s...

This recipe was delicious! My husband doesn't like cayenne pepper so we substituted taco seasoning instead and it turned out great.

Let me be the first to say that these were YUMMY!! I loved the way the chicken turned out after being fried in the cayenne pepper. I added some garlic powder, minced garlic, chili powder, and cu...

YUM! Can't say enough good things about this. I just used the chicken, cheese, and chips, with no extras and it was PERFECT! I have actually made this three times in the past month since I got t...

My family loves this. I leave out the cayenne and use taco seasoning. I also add a layer of refried or black beans, and I use more cheese. It's really good!

First of all THANK YOU for this great recipe!!! I've only tweeked it a little but I've made it several times and everyone loves it. My first tweek: make your own chips! Get some corn tortilla...

Great base recipe but needs individualizing to be super. We added a can of refried beans before baking and only had two layers. We topped the nachos after baking with sour cream, salsa, guacamol...

For this recipe I had left over cooked chicken tenders to use. I shredded them in the food processor. Placed shredded chicken in a pan and added taco seasoning and 1/4 cup of water. I also he...

Great for a quick lunch! Added refried beans and didn't used the green chilies or cayenne. I spiced with my husband's spice mixture. Thanks for the post!

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