Rating: 4.88 stars
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0

These low-carb nachos use zucchini slices in place of tortilla chips and ground chicken instead of beef as a healthier alternative to traditional nachos. Ground turkey also works well. You'll never miss the chips! Feel free to use your favorite toppings.

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prep:
45 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
30 mins
total:
1 hr 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

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

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  • Cut zucchini into 1/4-inch slices using a mandoline slicer. Place slices in a colander, sprinkle with salt, and toss to coat. Let drain for 30 minutes. Place slices on a clean kitchen towel and pat dry.

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  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a 12x18-inch baking sheet with parchment paper.

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion and saute until translucent, 2 to 3 minutes. Add chicken and cook until lightly browned, breaking meat up into small crumbles, 5 to 6 minutes. Drain and discard any accumulated liquid.

  • Return skillet to low heat and stir in chili powder, paprika, cumin, garlic powder, salt, oregano, and black pepper. Keep warm.

  • Place zucchini slices on the prepared baking pan in a single layer.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 5 minutes.

  • Remove zucchini from oven and top with chicken mixture and shredded Cheddar cheese. Return to the hot oven and bake until cheese is melted, 2 to 3 minutes more.

  • Top nachos with dollops of sour cream, pico de gallo, jalapeno, and green onions. Serve immediately.

Cook's Note:

I try and find medium zucchini that are approximately 2 inches in diameter and 10 to 12 ounces each.

Nutrition Facts

311 calories; protein 28.7g; carbohydrates 6.5g; fat 18.4g; cholesterol 91.3mg; sodium 796mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (6)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2018
Husband and I really liked this dish we have made it three times. We both are dieting so it a guiltless dish. We used low-fat cheese but we changed back to cheddar because of the way it melted and it’s just a few calories more. We added low-fat sour cream and extra Pico de Galla Delish!! Read More
(4)
8 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2018
Husband and I really liked this dish we have made it three times. We both are dieting so it a guiltless dish. We used low-fat cheese but we changed back to cheddar because of the way it melted and it’s just a few calories more. We added low-fat sour cream and extra Pico de Galla Delish!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
07/17/2019
Delicious! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
01/17/2021
This is delicious. My wife and I are really particular about our nachos so I was hesitant to try this healthier version but it certainly delivered big flavor. I made it to recipe then added shredded lettuce and some Sriracha. This will move into our rotation! Thanks for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2021
I baked the zucchini longer so they were getting a little crisp on edge. Good Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2021
We loved this unique twist on nachos. Without the chips, we felt perfectly fine not skimping on the cheese. Completely aligned with the Paleo and Keto diets. Read More