Shredded Chicken Nachos for Two Recipe

Christina Lane | Dessert for Two Updated

Shredded chicken nachos for two make game day great! Use leftover slow cooked chicken for a delicious dinner.

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Finally, glorious Fall is here. It’s the only time of year it is acceptable to recline on a sofa and watch an endless amount of television with food in your lap. I’m talking about football season. Being a Texan, football season does not pass by lightly around here. It is looked forward to for months. It is counted down towards. It is celebrated mightily with food.

In Texas, we like our standard football fare:  chicken wings, creamy dips as far as the eye can see, and mini meat bites of all kinds. But because of our proximity to the border, lots of Mexican food makes its way into the mix, too.

At least one dip is Mexican seven layer dip, piled high with avocados, taco seasoned beef, cheese and sour cream. Chicken wings might turn into tacquitos with a spicy salsa dip, and the meat course is almost always nachos. A giant plate with crunchy chips, spicy meat, creamy cheese, and tangy sour cream. It can definitely be hard to share.

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My suggestion is to make each pile of nachos individually on a baking sheet. For two people, a standard size baking sheet is perfect. Feel free to scale up this recipe as much as you need. Alternatively, you can make one giant platter of nachos. I just like individual portions, so I separate it out before baking, but it’s not necessary.

Layer two handfuls of your favorite tortilla chips on each side. Next, top the chips with a sprinkling of sharp cheddar cheese. For the meat layer, can I recommend my easy slow cooker salsa chicken. Use a fork to pile the meat on so you can drain off a small amount of the salsa sauce, you don’t want soggy chips!

Finally, top the nachos with your favorite toppings! I love a thinly sliced jalapeño and too many dollops of sour cream. I’ve been known to replace the meat with a ripe avocado, or even black beans. No matter the layers, nachos are always a winner!

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Shredded Chicken Nachos for Two Recipe

    2 Servings

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Line a large baking sheet with foil, and preheat the oven to 350°F.
  2. Make two large piles with the chips on opposite sides of the sheet pan. Top the chips with the cheese and salsa chicken.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes or so, until the cheese is melted and the meat is warm.
  4. Top with sour cream, jalapeño and serve.

Notes

  • You're welcome to add any other toppings you like - black olives or guacamole would be good!

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Tex Mex
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Author: Christina Lane
Recipe Yields: 2 servings
Prep Time: 7 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 528
Calories 1200

% Daily Value*
102%
Total Fat 66g
68%
  Saturated Fat 14g
56%
Sodium 1347mg
35%
Total Carbohydrate 104g
10%
  Dietary Fiber 8g
  Sugars 0g
88%
Protein 44g

* Percent Daily Value are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
** Nutrition Facts are estimated based on ingredients and data provided by Fat Secret. Please consult a doctor if you have special dietary needs.
Christina Lane

About Christina

Christina grew up in Texas, but now lives in Missouri.You may know her best for her Dessert for Two, but here on Food Fanatic, she’s famous for her fantastic Dinners for Two.