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Chicken Nachos

Chicken Nachos are great as an appetizer, to serve on game day, or to have at a family gather. They are super simple to make and you can add as many or as few toppings as you like.
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Tex-Mex
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Servings: 8 servings
Calories: 372kcal
Author: Dawn


  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds boneless chicken breast
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chicken broth
  • 10 ounces tortilla chips
  • 1 pound cheddar cheese shredded


  • 1 large chopped Roma tomatoes
  • 1/2 cubed avocado
  • 1/2 medium chopped green pepper
  • Additional topping of your choice


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the seasoning together and set aside
  • Add the olive oil to a large skillet and heat over medium heat. Once the oil is heated add the chicken breast and cook until no longer pink inside. Time will vary depending on the size of the chicken breast.
  • Once the chicken breasts are cooked remove the chicken from the skillet. Using two forks to shred the chicken.
  • Add the chicken back to the skillet and add the chicken broth and seasoning. Cook another 2 to 3 minutes to blend the flavors.
  • In another cast-iron skillet place a layer of the tortilla chips using 1/3 of the chips. Top the layer of chips with 1/3 of the chicken and then the cheese. Repeat these steps two more times so that there are three layers
  • Place the skillet in the preheated oven and bake for 5 to 15 minutes or until is melted. Add your favorite toppings and serve.


  1. If you don't have a cast-iron skillet a rimmed sheet pan can be used.
  2. Use a good melting cheese, such as cheddar, mozzarella, pepper jack, or your favorite cheese that melts well.
  3. Use chips that are sturdy that can handle the toppings. 
  4. Serve right away. 
Nutrition information is an estimate and may vary with the brands of ingredients used.


Calories: 372kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 36.5g | Fat: 18.2g | Saturated Fat: 7.8g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 729mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 3.1g | Sugar: 1.3g | Calcium: 865mg | Iron: 2mg