Super-simple but totally killer nachos! These are to die for with some guacamole, sour cream and salsa. If it's too spicy for you, just leave out the cayenne.

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Ingredients

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

Directions

  • In a medium bowl, stir together the chicken, vegetable oil, and cayenne pepper. Let stand for 15 minutes, or longer if desired.

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  • Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the chicken mixture, and fry until chicken is no longer pink. Remove from heat, and set aside.

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Spread a thin layer of tortilla chips in a 9x13 inch baking dish. Sprinkle 1/4 of the chicken, 1/4 of the chilies, and 1/4 of the cheese over the chips. Repeat layers ending with cheese on the top.

  • Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, until the cheese is melted and everything is heated through. Serve with your favorite nacho toppings.

Nutrition Facts

511 calories; 30.3 g total fat; 59 mg cholesterol; 886 mg sodium. 40 g carbohydrates; 21.6 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2006
These nachos were the BOMB!!!!! I made this for lunch yesterday. I did mine a little different though. I read through the reviews first and got the idea of adding taco seasoning to the chicken so I used 1 pack. I also added a lot more cayenne pepper(not sure how much). I used a full 8oz bag of mexican cheese. I did everything else the same as the recipe. The toppings we used were sour cream salsa olives and jalapeno peppers. My husband and three kids loved every bit of it. D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/04/2013
It was a flop here. First off the chicken winds up being "double cooked" and was just so dry. Only thing that made it edible was the extra toppings we put on after cooking. Even still it was just not good and I only ate about half my serving. Bummer on Super Bowl Sunday. Read More
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82 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 25
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2006
These nachos were the BOMB!!!!! I made this for lunch yesterday. I did mine a little different though. I read through the reviews first and got the idea of adding taco seasoning to the chicken so I used 1 pack. I also added a lot more cayenne pepper(not sure how much). I used a full 8oz bag of mexican cheese. I did everything else the same as the recipe. The toppings we used were sour cream salsa olives and jalapeno peppers. My husband and three kids loved every bit of it. D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S Read More
(109)
Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2006
These nachos were the BOMB!!!!! I made this for lunch yesterday. I did mine a little different though. I read through the reviews first and got the idea of adding taco seasoning to the chicken so I used 1 pack. I also added a lot more cayenne pepper(not sure how much). I used a full 8oz bag of mexican cheese. I did everything else the same as the recipe. The toppings we used were sour cream salsa olives and jalapeno peppers. My husband and three kids loved every bit of it. D.E.L.I.C.I.O.U.S Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2005
This recipe was delicious! My husband doesn't like cayenne pepper so we substituted taco seasoning instead and it turned out great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/02/2004
Let me be the first to say that these were YUMMY!! I loved the way the chicken turned out after being fried in the cayenne pepper. I added some garlic powder minced garlic chili powder and cumin to the mixture too. I will probably use this method of preparing chicken for our other Mexican dishes. The flavor combination was just great. We even ate the (few) leftovers the next day even though the chips were soggy from being in the fridge. This one's a keeper. Thanks Michelle! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/14/2006
YUM! Can't say enough good things about this. I just used the chicken cheese and chips with no extras and it was PERFECT! I have actually made this three times in the past month since I got the recipe. Only modification was adding a tbsp of butter and some teriyaki sauce to the chicken while stir-frying to give it additional flavor. DELICIOUS! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/01/2007
My family loves this. I leave out the cayenne and use taco seasoning. I also add a layer of refried or black beans and I use more cheese. It's really good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2006
First of all THANK YOU for this great recipe!!! I've only tweeked it a little but I've made it several times and everyone loves it. My first tweek: make your own chips! Get some corn tortillas and cut them into triangles. Then fry them in oil salt and voila! Really crispy chips. THEN - my second tweek; I added Sazon Goya seasoning and some fajita seasoning as well as an onion to the chicken as I cooked it. I cooked the heck out of the chicken and chopped it very fine. Pop it in the oven pull it out plop some sour cream and salsa on it and WOW! Superb! Thanks again! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/10/2006
Great base recipe but needs individualizing to be super. We added a can of refried beans before baking and only had two layers. We topped the nachos after baking with sour cream salsa guacamole chopped onion sliced black olives and jalapenos. The end product was delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/08/2008
For this recipe I had left over cooked chicken tenders to use. I shredded them in the food processor. Placed shredded chicken in a pan and added taco seasoning and 1/4 cup of water. I also heated the chips in the oven for 5 minutes before placing toppings. Instead of using already shredded mexican cheese I used some jarred cheese sauce and added additional fresh shredded monterey jack and cheddar cheese. My family devoured this! We had never made nachos at home. We liked the fact that they didn't come out soggy. Will definitely make again using ground turkey sausage and beef. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2007
Great for a quick lunch! Added refried beans and didn't used the green chilies or cayenne. I spiced with my husband's spice mixture. Thanks for the post! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/04/2013
It was a flop here. First off the chicken winds up being "double cooked" and was just so dry. Only thing that made it edible was the extra toppings we put on after cooking. Even still it was just not good and I only ate about half my serving. Bummer on Super Bowl Sunday. Read More
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