Chicken: We need a lean cut for this recipe, so skinless and boneless chicken breast is our go-to option. It helps reduce the fat content of the entire dish and holds together when shredded.
To make the chicken more flavorful, we season it with salt, pepper, paprika, chili powder, garlic powder, cumin, dried oregano, and tomato paste. We cook it down in chicken broth to help it absorb the flavors.
Tortillas: We can’t make a proper nacho without crispy tortilla chips. We use a combination of toasted corn tortilla pieces and Doritos tortilla chips.
Vegetables: The toppings of this nacho include some frequently used vegetables like tomatoes, corn, black beans, red onions, and jalapeños. We cut these colorful vegetables into small pieces for easy scooping with the tortilla chips.
These vegetables add a variety of flavors like sweet, sour, and spicy to this loaded nacho.
Other: Cheese is the ingredient that can make or break your nacho. Our choice for this recipe is grated cheddar. Melted cheese coats all the other ingredients and adds its signature richness.
We add Greek yogurt alongside the cheese for a light and refreshing note.
What Toppings Do You Put On Nachos?
Nachos use many ingredients, most of them customizable. The only two ingredients that you need are tortilla chips and cheese. We can choose from several types of cheese for nachos, including cheddar, mozzarella, and Monterey Jack.
You can replace chicken breasts with thighs or another protein like beef or pork. For fruits and vegetables, bell peppers, avocados, green onions, and olives are some of the top favorites.
Last but not least, we opt for a simple sauce with plain Greek yogurt, but you can spice up your dish with salsa, hot sauce, sour cream, or lime juice.
How to Store and Reheat Leftovers
Chicken nachos can be refrigerated for 3-4 days. Make sure that you separate the chips, sauce, and toppings before storing them. Put the ingredients in airtight containers to refrigerate.
It’s not easy to reheat nachos because the chips can turn soggy. We recommend reheating the ingredients separately and then building the nacho again after reheating.
You can warm up the other ingredients using the oven or microwave.
What to Serve With Chicken Nacho
We have some cauliflower and potato side dishes for you to pair with this nacho.
You can also get these chicken skewers done if your crowd can really devour. You can cut and marinate everything in advance, and when they come over, get them involved in the skewering for a fun weekend activity, too.
Crispy, full of different textures, and bursting with spices, these BBQ nachos are the heart of any party. We pack a ton of flavors into the shredded chicken to take things up a notch.
Tuyet Pham is an award-winning Saigonese chef who believes that joy is the secret ingredient to delicious food. At Healthy Recipes 101, Tuyet personally tests and simplifies every recipe, ensuring maximum flavor with minimal effort. With a background at prestigious French restaurants P’TI Saigon and Le Corto, Tuyet knows how to make every dish exceptional.
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Chicken Nacho Recipe
A perfect snack or appetizer for any occasion. The recipe is easy to follow and the result is a delicious and flavorful dish that everyone will love.