Super Bowl Easy Chicken or Beef Nachos

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  • 10 ounces tortilla chips (about 3/4 of a 13.5 oz bag Flat chips work best, similar to Tostitos Crispy Rounds.)
  • 10 -16 ounces cooked chicken (A 10 oz Perdue or Tyson pre-cooked chicken strips in a box save time.)
  • 1 (2 ounce) can of sliced black olives
  • sliced jalapeno pepper, to taste
  • 1 (1 1/4 ounce) packet taco seasoning
  • 1 (8 ounce) bag taco cheese, blend (monterey jack and cheddar) or (8 ounce) bag Mexican blend cheese (monterey jack and cheddar)
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • habanero sauce, to taste
  • 4 ounces sour cream
  • 4 ounces salsa
  • water


  • Hand shred chicken into a saucepan, making each piece small enough to fit on a tortilla chip.
  • Add to saucepan taco seasoning mix, adding the prescribed amount of water on the taco seasoning packet.
  • Heat chicken over a medium-low fire to make seasoning mingle with chicken.
  • If desired, add hot sauce to chicken mixture.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Put rack at highest level in oven.
  • While chicken is cooking in taco seasoning, line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.
  • Spray foil lightly but evenly with non-stick spray.
  • Line the cookie sheet with a layer of tortilla chips.
  • Overlap chips if necessary.
  • Sprinkle half of cheese over chips, coating evenly.
  • Remove chicken from heat.
  • Use a spoon to distribute chicken evenly over tortilla chips/cheese layer, making sure that some chicken is on each chip.
  • If desired, drizzle any remaining taco seasoning sauce evenly over chips and chicken.
  • Remember that more sauce makes the chips soggy, but some sauce may be desirable.
  • If desired, place black olive and jalapeno pepper slices on each chip.
  • Evenly sprinkle remainder of cheese over entire cookie sheet.
  • Bake in oven on top rack for 10 minutes.
  • At the end of 10 minutes, switch oven to"broil.
  • "Broil nachos for 2 minutes using an electric oven, 1 minute using a gas oven.
  • Watch nachos carefully so that they do not burn!
  • Enjoy!
  • Serve the sour cream and salsa in separate side dishes.
  • Alternative directions#1: Spoon salsa evenly over cookie sheet just prior to placing nachos in oven.
  • Alternative directions#2: Substitute browned ground beef for cooked chicken.

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  1. bmcnichol
    My boys enjoyed these as an appetizer. I used canned chicken so this was easy to put together.
  2. megs_
    Easy and delish! I used homemade tortilla chips and cooked up my own chicken. Very yummy and a keeper for sure - thanks for sharing!
  3. VA3212
    Not bad - I used a 12 oz can of chicken. Easy and quick snack.
  4. *OzMan*
    I made these as I was wanting nachos and this looked pretty good. I used the precooked chicken and added some Texas Champagne Hot Sauce to it. The results were great and I will be trying this with the beef as well. Nice nacho recipe for something easy and great tasting. :)



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