Chicken Nachos (spicy)

"This is a rather guessed out recipe. There is a restaurant near my house called Hector and Jimmy's where they make The Super Chicken Nacho which takes up about 1.5 feet by 1.5 feet and serves about 4 people...So I figured I'd take my best shot at it with a few modifications of my own."
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photo by Baby Kato
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
Ready In:


  • 1 -2 lb chicken breast, if you like a lot of meat use 2 (Can use ground beef too, directions are the same)
  • 1 (1 1/2 ounce) package Ortega taco seasoning
  • 1 (15 ounce) bag tostitos restaurant style corn chips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (8 ounce) bag of shredded cheddar cheese
  • 23 cup water
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper (optional)
  • 8 ounces sour cream (optional)
  • 16 ounces salsa (optional)
  • 6 ounces shredded lettuce (optional)
  • 4 ounces sliced olives (optional)


  • Pour the 2 tablespoons vegetable oil into a frying pan and heat on medium heat for 2 minutes or until pan is warm.
  • Add Chicken breasts to pan and add salt and pepper to your taste, cook chicken thoroughly so there is no pink in the middle of the breast.
  • Once the chicken is thoroughly cooked preheat your oven to 350 degrees.
  • Remove the chicken from the pan and cut the breasts into very small chunks.
  • Optional Step: Once they are in small chunks if you want a better appearances, take to forks and stick the tines of one fork into the the other fork so they form an X shape over each piece of chicken and then spread the forks apart, this should basically'shred' the chicken into tiny little strips.
  • Once your chicken is cut/shredded place the chicken back into the frying pan (still on medium) and let it warm again, once the pan is warm stir in the package of taco seasoning with 2/3 cups of water (as directed by the package).
  • If you like hot nachos, put in some cayenne pepper (to taste) as well, careful though, it gets spicy quick.
  • While the excess water is boiling off of the pan layer a cookie sheet with Tostitos (I also put a layer of aluminum foil under the chips so that all the extra melted cheese doesn't stick to the pan and create a huge hassle to clean later).
  • Once your pan is layered with chips, spread half the bag of chedder cheese onto the chips.
  • Now take the chicken out of the pan and layer it over the chips evenly.
  • Next put the rest of the bag of cheese over the nachos.
  • Now place this in the oven for up to 10 minutes, it might take less, just take it out when the cheese is melted.
  • Now feel free to add whatever you like to your nachos, in my case it is all the ingredients above that are listed as optional, this should make a great appetizer or even a full meal, kids seem to love it.

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  1. Billikers
    We made this for the Superbowl and loved it! The chicken really was nice and spicy and it was super easy to make. This recipe is a keeper, thank you!
  2. PilloTopp
    I am always looking for easy things to make for movie nights. This fits the bill. Easy and yummy. Thanks!


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