This delicious and easy to prepare recipe is sure to be a big hit! Hearty enough for a meal. The key is the meat filling -- it also makes a great filling for tacos and quesadillas. This recipe can be modified to meet your own taste. I recommend serving with sour cream and guacamole. Be creative!

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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).

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  • In a 12 inch skillet over medium heat, cook and stir the garlic and white parts of the green onions in canola oil until tender. Mix in shredded chicken, salt and pepper. Toss until well coated with oil. Stir in the salsa.

  • Arrange tortilla chips on a large baking sheet. Spoon the chicken mixture over tortilla chips. Top with Cheddar/Monterey Jack cheese blend and tomato. Bake in the preheated oven 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Remove from heat and sprinkle with green onion tops before serving.

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Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

407 calories; 25.7 g total fat; 54 mg cholesterol; 670 mg sodium. 24.4 g carbohydrates; 21.4 g protein; Full Nutrition


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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2003
This recipe is awesome!!!! My husband loved it...so did the kids! I used Kirkland Signature Premium Chunk (Costco brand)canned Chicken Breast (12.5oz can) It really worked out well. I also used shredded cheddar and mozzerella cheese cause that's what I had in the house! Next time I will try adding refried beans black olives and jalapeno peppers to add a little spice! I already have my family hounding me to make it again! Very easy to make. Recommend you try this one first! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/12/2011
I am not sure where people eat to get these at a restaurant but I would demand my money back. I really wanted to like these and even added the taco seasoning as suggested by some... which gave it a little taste it needs it badly. I have to say it needs a lot more than that... needs to be rewritten! The picture looks pretty but where are the ingredients for THAT one? Needs a gooey cheese mixture olives onions not just salsa but possibly taco sauce NEEDS SEASONING on the chicken which I did.. and if that is done I think it can be poured over the chips and remain gooey. Will not be making these again will look for another recipe or make my own. Be warned you will need to make many adjustments on this one. Read More
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591 Ratings
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  • 3 star values: 29
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
02/03/2007
I made this as listed and it was very good. I think making the changes other reviewers suggested will make it a 5 star dish. I will add taco seasoning to the chicken next time as it could use a little more kick. I also like the idea of adding black beans and corn to the mixture to make it a little more substantial and get some extra veggies into my kids at the same time. Heating the chips first for 5 minutes would help keep them crisp too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/24/2012
I have made this recipe literally dozens of times since discovering it in multiple ways and I believe I have tweaked it enough to get the perfect nacho recipe! As is this recipe gets 4 stars. The chicken mixture is a little bland and I prefer more toppings (olives jalapenos etc.) on my nachos. My tips and changes for the perfect chicken nachos (according to my tastes at least): 1. Use rotisserie chicken from the grocery store or cook your own chicken breast first. Do NOT use canned chicken or the pre-cooked packaged chicken chunks! They give it a weird flavour and don't shred as nicely. 2. Shred don't chop the chicken. It's so much smoother and melt-in-your-mouth-y this way. 3. Add taco seasoning (or your own blend of spices) to the onions while you saute them. Use a lot so it coats the chicken when you add it. 4. Along with the chicken stir in some rinsed canned black beans and some frozen corn kernels (don't need to thaw). Don't use a "southwestern-style" salsa that has these ingredients included as I found that it didn't provide the texture contrast you get from using canned beans or the bites of sweetness you get from frozen corn. 5. Pre-bake the tortilla chips 5min before adding the chicken mixture so the chips stay crispy. 6. Add more toppings! I add sliced black olives and lots of sliced jalapenos along with the tomatoes. Sometimes I will also toss on some diced green or red bell pepper for crunch. Serve with sour cream for the perfect nachos! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2003
This recipe is awesome!!!! My husband loved it...so did the kids! I used Kirkland Signature Premium Chunk (Costco brand)canned Chicken Breast (12.5oz can) It really worked out well. I also used shredded cheddar and mozzerella cheese cause that's what I had in the house! Next time I will try adding refried beans black olives and jalapeno peppers to add a little spice! I already have my family hounding me to make it again! Very easy to make. Recommend you try this one first! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/11/2003
Mmmmmmm nachos are the best! I used ground turkey in this recipe along with a can of black beans cumin jalapeno peppers and garlic and onion powders. In addition to the shredded cheeses I decided to go all the way and also make a cheese sauce using cheddar and pepper jack. I don't like soggy nachos so I baked the chips by themselves to really crisp them up and then put the meat mixture on top added the cheese and served. This is the FIRST time I've ever seen hubby eat nachos. Delicious Laura! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/11/2005
This was simply excellent!! I used the advice to warm the chips before adding the chicken mixture. I purchased the Tostitos Gold chips because they are thicker and it worked out very well. After cooking the chicken I added a taco mix for more kick and used a mixture of mild and medium salsa. I used montery pepper jack cheese and some cheddar. I added black olives for flavor and color. All my friends raved and wanted the recipe! I even saved a small plate for the next day and it was still delicious warmed up in the oven. Thanks for a recipe I will use often! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/11/2003
very good! we topped the tortilla chips with refried beans (canned) and then added the chicken mix etc. Also didn't used the tomato just salsa was fine. Quick and tasty!The whole family enjoyed it:) thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2003
These were really really really good! They really did taste like they were from a restaurant. I seasoned the chicken with taco seasoning added some refried beans and served with sour cream! My hubby and I ate them for a meal! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/17/2007
Amazing recipe! I cubed the chicken instead of shredding it (just a personal preference) and also added 1/4 of a bag McCormick Mild Taco Seasoning Mix. Jalapeno peppers diced green chiles and pepper-jack as well as cheddar cheese completed it! I also warmed the chips prior to baking with the chicken/cheese mixture. I also make my own salsa and it is a perfect addition to this recipe! Thanks for sharing! Extra Note: The way I make these are for spicy lovers! They are super hot and super good!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
I give this 5 stars because it was extremely easy to make had a yummy taste as is and allows you to make lots of changes/additions. I added some extra seasonings to the chicken I sprinkled some paprika garlic powder and just a hint of chile pepper in addition to the salt and pepper. In the future I was thinking of adding lots more chicken maybe even some beans and maybe corn. Regardless I really liked this recipe had a wonderful taste. Will definitely make again. Read More
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