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Baked Chicken Nachos

 Baked Chicken Nachos
Here’s a colorful, party appetizer from Gail Cawsey that’s delicious and so simple. Rotisserie (or leftover) chicken keeps it quick, and the seasonings and splash of lime juice lend fantastic flavor. "In fact, laughs the Fawnskin, California cook, "my husband likes this snack so much that he often requests it for dinner!"
16 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 15 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium sweet red peppers, diced
  • 1 medium green pepper, diced
  • 3 teaspoons canola oil, divided
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 2-1/4 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons lime juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 7-1/2 cups tortilla chips
  • 8 ounces pepper Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 1/2 cup minced fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sour cream
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons diced pickled jalapeno peppers, optional

Directions

  • In a large skillet, saute peppers in 1-1/2 teaspoons oil for 3
  • minutes or until crisp-tender; transfer to a small bowl. In the same
  • skillet, saute the beans, garlic, oregano and cumin in remaining oil
  • for 3 minutes or until heated through.
  • Meanwhile, combine the chicken, lime juice, salt and pepper. In a
  • greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish, layer half of the tortilla

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Baked Chicken Nachos (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • chips, pepper mixture, bean mixture, chicken, cheese, onions and
  • cilantro. Repeat layers.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15-20 minutes or until heated
  • through. Serve with sour cream and pickled jalapenos if desired.
  • Yield: 16 servings.
Wine: Sweet Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a sweet red wine.