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Chicken Chili Nachos Recipe

Chicken Chili Nachos Recipe

Your gang will huddle around the buffet table at half-time when you put out the two heaping plates of these spicy chicken nachos. “This is a ‘dash in the pan’ dish that’s always a hit.”—Karen Horning, Rockford, Illinois.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:8 servings


  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) chili beans, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 package (13-1/2 ounces) tortilla chips
  • 1-1/2 cups (6 ounces) shredded Mexican cheese blend


  • 1. In a large skillet coated with cooking spray, saute chicken until no longer pink. Add tomatoes; cook over medium-high heat for 3 minutes or until tomato juice is reduced. Stir in the beans, paprika, cumin and cayenne; cook for 5 minutes or until heated through.
  • 2. Arrange the tortilla chips on two large microwave-safe plates; sprinkle each with 1/4 cup cheese. Top with chicken mixture and remaining cheese. Microwave, uncovered, on high for 25-30 seconds or until cheese is melted. Yield: 8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1/2 cup) equals 484 calories, 19 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 754 mg sodium, 54 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 26 g protein.