Roast Chicken-Chipotle Nachos With Cilantro-Avocado Crema

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

These appetizers are AWESOME! I found the recipe in a copy of Sunset magazine from my mothers house years ago and added my own touches--enjoy! Note: The best way for the chicken is to purchase a deli chicken about 2 pounds.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 2 1/2 to 3 quart pan over medium high heat frequently stir onion in olive oil until onion begins to brown 4 to 7 minutes.
  2. Add cumin and oregano stir until fragrant bout 30 seconds.
  3. Add chiles, tomato paste, white wine, and 1/2 cup water,bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer gently, stirring often, to blend favors about 5 minutes.
  4. Add chicken and stir until hot.
  5. Meanwhile arrange tortilla chips in a single layer in a 12 by 17 inch pan (preferably glass).
  6. Sprinkle equal portions of cheese on each chip and spoon chicken mixture on top.
  7. Bake in a 450 degree regular oven until cheese begins to bubble about 3 minutes.
  8. With a spatula, carefully transfer tortilla chips to a platter.
  9. Top each with cilantro avocado crema.
  10. Mix all left over ingredients to make the cilantro avocado crema, except the sour cream/ yogurt. Add last to chips and top each with a cilantro leaf.
Most Helpful

Wow, these are better than any restaurant nachos! I'm not sure if the recipe author really intended to list 2 CUPS of chopped chipotles, but I just used 2 chipotle peppers and it was plenty spicy. I added a little extra water and an extra splash of white wine, and used two shredded chicken breasts. Worked out great; not too dry but not too soupy either, and the chips stayed crisp. I made homemade chips by cutting white corn tortillas into wedges and frying in about 1/4 inch of hot oil. They cook up fast and taste so much fresher than bagged chips.

Crunchy Numbers December 30, 2011

Yum, we loved this! The sauce for the chicken was fantastic - flavorful and spicy, while the avocado crema added a nice cool twist. I had tortilla chip strips instead of triangles on hand, so I piled it on as a bed of nachos as opposed to build them individually. It was filling enough that we ate it as a meal. It was great. Thanks for sharing! PARTY '11.

Starrynews December 18, 2011

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