Cinema Chicken Nachos Recipe
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Cinema Chicken Nachos Recipe

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You'll have a blockbuster hit with these cheesy tortilla chips topped with tomatoes, onions, and more. Since the nachos call for prepared cooked chicken, they're quick to throw together in just 10 minutes. Plus, you can adjust or customize the ingredients to best fit your family's taste.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1/2 pound Mexican process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 6 cups tortilla chips
  • 2 packages (6 ounces each) ready-to-use Southwestern chicken strips, chopped
  • 2 medium tomatoes, chopped
  • 4 green onions, chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained

Nutritional Facts

1-1/2 cups: 445 calories, 23g fat (10g saturated fat), 78mg cholesterol, 1325mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber), 23g protein.


  1. In a microwave, melt cheese; stir until smooth. Divide tortilla chips among four serving plates. Top with the cheese, chicken, tomatoes, onions and olives. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Cinema Chicken Nachos in Quick Cooking September/October 2004, p58

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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arstephia User ID: 1238521 62053
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2009

"Cheese did not melt well so it was a dense and difficult sauce to deal with. Needed to be thinned to pour on better. Taste was good though."

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