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Chipotle Chicken Nachos Recipe
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Chipotle Chicken Nachos Recipe

With this chipotle chicken nachos recipe, you're ready for game day! It's loaded with spicy chipotle chicken and topped with lots of melty cheese and more.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chipotle, game day, nachos, party food, shredded chicken
Servings: 8
Calories: 634kcal

Ingredients

FOR THE CHIPOTLE CHICKEN

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 jalapeno pepper chopped
  • 2 pounds skinless chicken breast chicken thighs are good, too
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 16 ounce can tomato sauce
  • 7 ounce can chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste

FOR THE CHIPOTLE CHICKEN NACHOS

  • 16 ounce bag tortilla chips
  • 3 cups shredded cheddar cheese or use your favorite melty cheeses
  • FOR TOPPING: Crumbly white cheese Crumbly white cheese, queso blanco, sliced jalapeno peppers or serrano peppers, sliced tomato, fresh chopped cilantro, sour cream

Instructions

FOR THE CHIPOTLE CHICKEN

  • Heat the oil in a large pan to medium heat and add the onions and jalapeno peppers. Cook them down about 5 minutes.
  • Season the chicken breast (or thighs) with salt and pepper, then add them to the pan. Give them a nice sear on each side, a couple minute each.
  • Process the tomato sauce and chipotles in adobo sauce in a food processor, then pour the mixture into the pan, covering the chicken.
  • Stir in the seasonings.
  • Bring to a quick boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the chicken is cooked through and easily pulls apart.
  • Remove the chicken and shred it with a couple of forks.
  • Return the chicken to the pan and simmer in the sauce another 5 minutes.

FOR THE CHIPOTLE CHICKEN NACHOS

  • Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Spread the tortilla chips over a large baking sheet, baking dish or pan, or large oven safe bowl.
  • Top the tortillas with shredded chipotle chicken, then top with shredded cheeses.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, or until the cheeses are nicely melted.
  • Garnish with your favorite toppings and serve!

Nutrition

Calories: 634kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 117mg | Sodium: 1262mg | Potassium: 810mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 2260IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 429mg | Iron: 4mg