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    Chicken Nachos Recipe

    Published January 31, 2020. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    This loaded chicken nachos recipe is jam-packed with an easy to make an asiago cheese sauce, mozzarella, chicken, and delicious toppings for the most amazing nacho recipe ever!

    Whether you’re having friends and family over for a game-watching event or just a get-together, this recipe is a must make.  It’s easy to make appetizer recipe and it’s incredibly delicious, plus it will feed a crowd.

    sheet tray with chips, cheese and toppings

    I love this nachos recipe and you need a few more ideas then definitely check out my Buffalo Wings Recipe or my famous Beer Cheese Dip Recipe.

    What Do You Put on Chicken Nachos

    Nacho toppings are a bit subjective, but here are my favorites that are on this recipe:

    • Cooked Chicken
    • Mozzarella
    • Asiago Cheese Sauce
    • Tomatoes
    • Black Olives
    • Kalamata Olives
    • Banana Peppers
    • Green Onions

    Nacho Cheese Sauce

    The sauce used in this recipe is a simple bechamel with cheese to make a mornay sauce, just like in my lasagna Bolognese recipe, that is then mixed with shredded asiago cheese.  It’s very easy to make and would make a great sauce for French fries as well.

    Do You Bake or Broil Nachos

    You can actually do either, but if you want that browned melty cheese then broil them on high on the middle rack in your oven for 5 to 7 minutes or until as browned as you’d like it.

    How Do You Assemble Nachos

    When making chicken nachos, it’s all about layers and time in the oven.  Here is you assemble them:

    Add corn tortilla chips to a sheet tray lined with parchment paper.

    tray with corn tortilla chips

    Pour the asiago cheese sauce all over the top trying to cover as much surface area as possible.

    pouring a cheese sauce all over corn chips

    Evenly sprinkle on the mozzarella cheese and cooked chopped up chicken all over the top and broil on high for 5-7 minutes.

    tray with chips, cheese and chicken

    Finish by evenly sprinkling on the tomatoes, olives, banana peppers and green onions.

    adding peppers to chips with olives and tomatoes

    Serve.

    Are Chicken Nachos Healthy

    While some nachos that you may get from a restaurant are usually made with processed cheese sauce and a high ratio of fat to lean ground beef, my recipe uses all-natural products and lean chicken breasts to help make this a healthier delicious alternative.

    Recipe Chef Notes + Tips

    How to Reheat: These nachos actually will reheat pretty well at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until hot.

    How to Store: Keep them covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

    I used my perfectly cooked chicken breast recipe for these nachos.

    If you’d like to save time you can purchase and roughly chop up a pre-cooked rotisserie chicken.

    You can absolutely by pre-sliced olives.

    Other cheese you could use in place of the asiago would be pecorino Romano or Parmesan.

    Other things you can put on are pepperoncini’s, jalapeños, shredded lettuce, avocado or onions.

    taking a chip off a tray off nachos

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    Chicken Nachos Recipe

    This loaded chicken nachos recipe is packed with an easy to make asiago cheese sauce, chicken and toppings for the most amazing nachos ever!
    Servings: 10
    Prep Time: 15 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Total Time: 40 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • 4 cups whole milk
    • 1 white roux recipe
    • 4 ounces shredded asiago cheese
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • 2 9- ounce boneless skinless chicken breasts
    • 2 bags corn tortilla chips
    • 8 ounces shredded mozzarella cheese
    • 1 cup diced tomatoes
    • 1 cup sliced black olives
    • 1 cup pitted sliced kalamata olives
    • 1 cup sliced banana peppers
    • 1 bunch sliced green onions
    • sea salt and pepper to taste

    Instructions

    • Preheat the broiler to high heat.
    • Add the milk to a medium-size pot over medium heat and scald.
    • Whisk in the roux and cook until it becomes very thick or nappe, think alfredo sauce. Cook for 5-7 minutes while whisking.
    • Whisk in the cheese and keep warm over low heat.
    • Season the chicken breasts on each side with salt and pepper and set aside.
    • Add the olive oil to a large frying pan over high heat and once it begins to smoke add in the chicken breasts and turn the heat to medium.
    • Cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until browned and flip over, turn the heat to low and cook for 5 minutes, then flip again and cook for a further 5 minutes or until browned and cooked throughout. Or follow my perfectly cooked chicken breast method of in the oven.
    • Large dice the chicken.
    • To Layer: Place the corn chips on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper and layer on with the asiago cheese sauce, chicken and mozzarella.
    • Broil for 5-7 minutes or until the cheese is melted and browned.
    • Finish by adding on tomatoes, olives, peppers and green onions. Serve.

    Notes

    Chef Notes:
    • How to Reheat: These nachos actually will reheat pretty well at 350° for 10-12 minutes or until hot.
    • How to Store: Keep them covered in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
    • I used my perfectly cooked chicken breast recipe for these nachos.
    • If you’d like to save time you can purchase and roughly chop up a precooked rotisserie chicken.
    • You can absolutely by pre-sliced olives.
    • Other cheese you could use in place of the asiago would be pecorino Romano or Parmesan.
    • Other things you can put on are pepperoncini’s, jalapeños, shredded lettuce, avocado or onions.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 282kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 20gFat: 19gSaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 55mgSodium: 829mgPotassium: 360mgFiber: 2gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 598IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 385mgIron: 1mg
    Course: Appetizer, side
    Cuisine: American