My husband wanted to find chips tasting like those made at restaurants. Baking them is the key. These nachos are his claim to fame as a cook and they're delicious! I love them as a quick appetizer or late night snack! Serve with sliced jalapenos and your favorite hot sauce.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a 9x9 inch baking dish.

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  • Place the chicken on a microwave-safe plate, cover with a paper towel, and place in a microwave oven. Cook on high power until the chicken is no longer pink and cooked through, about 10 minutes. Cool, and use a knife to shred the chicken. Set aside.

  • Place the refried beans in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir until thoroughly heated.

  • Layer half the chips, 1/2 cup cheese, and green onions on the bottom of prepared baking dish. Spoon the refried beans over the chip mixture. Sprinkle with another 1/2 cup cheese, and spread with the sour cream. Arrange the shredded chicken over the sour cream layer. Top with the remaining chips and 1/2 cup cheese.

  • Bake in preheated oven until the cheese melts throughout, 15 to 18 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

461 calories; 25.2 g total fat; 71 mg cholesterol; 588 mg sodium. 37.4 g carbohydrates; 22.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (27)

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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2007
Loved the idea of baking the chips which created the best nachos. Instead of chicken I used ground beef with a fajita seasoning and it had amazing flavor. Great for an appetizer. The unfortunate part is that it is not good for left overs. My husband and I had to throw half of it out because we could not eat it all. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/23/2012
Fine if you want to eat the most basic nachos! Read More
(5)
44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 17
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2007
Loved the idea of baking the chips which created the best nachos. Instead of chicken I used ground beef with a fajita seasoning and it had amazing flavor. Great for an appetizer. The unfortunate part is that it is not good for left overs. My husband and I had to throw half of it out because we could not eat it all. Read More
(85)
Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2007
Loved the idea of baking the chips which created the best nachos. Instead of chicken I used ground beef with a fajita seasoning and it had amazing flavor. Great for an appetizer. The unfortunate part is that it is not good for left overs. My husband and I had to throw half of it out because we could not eat it all. Read More
(85)
Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2008
This is a basic nacho recipe that I have made many times before. However I have never tried the sour cream as a layer on the chips before baking. That is why I am adding a review. I really liked it with the sour cream. I used chicken that I marinated in Lawrys Tequilla Lime sauce. My chips of choice are Tostitos Gold. They're firm and don't get soggy. I served with homemade pico de gallo and guacamole. Yum yum. Read More
(69)
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Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2007
I made quite bit of changes to this to suit our tastes. I seasoned the chicken with fajita mix prior to cooking it. I also added black beans to the recipe. I used cheddar instead of pepper jack. I served this with fresh shredded lettuce. I also served the sour cream on the side. I had a lot more "stuff" than chips so it needed to be eaten more like a taco salad. It probably would have done better in a bigger cooking dish too. But all in all a decent recipe! I like how the chips taste with everything when you bake them in the oven which I've never done before. Be aware that this is a first day ONLY recipe the chips will not survive as leftovers. Read More
(44)
Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2009
I changed the recipe up only because I make nachos to use up leftovers - I was interested in the cooking method (usually I nuke them) and the sour cream not being served on the side. I was impressed with both - the time allowed all the meat to get hot and cheese to become good and melty and the sour cream was wonderful cooked with everything else - this is how I'll do it from now on. Thanks for the recipe:) Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2011
I couldn't find a recipe quite like what I was looking for so I modified this one. I cooked 1 lb of ground beef with taco seasoning then layered it in a 9x13 pan with tortilla chips cheese pinto beans tomato green onion and sliced jalapenos and baked it all as directed. I skipped the sour cream and served salsa and guac on the side. Perfection! I will hang on to this for gatherings and the occasional tv night dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2008
These are very good. I made it more of a casserole though. I crushed the tortilla chips up a bit. I have made this twice once without the sour cream and once with. I & my family liked it much better with the sour cream layer. I also sauteed a chopped onion and added a layer. Read More
(11)
Rating: 5 stars
08/12/2010
My family loved this recipe! I did omit the sour cream and served it on the side with guacamole. This one is a keeper. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
07/26/2008
I was looking for something to make for a quick lunch and came across this recipe. I had to make some changes based on ingredients at hand. We used sharp cheddar instead of pepper jack white onions instead of green and canned chicken breast instead of fresh. I would totally make this again but would leave out the layer of sour cream. I found it to curdle (and wasn't very appealing to the eye) and made the chips soggy. Other than that we loved it! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2009
Excellent. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/23/2012
Fine if you want to eat the most basic nachos! Read More
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