Homemade Chicken Nachos

Looking for a tasty and easy Mexican snack to enjoy while watching the game? Look no further! Our Homemade Chicken Nachos are the perfect choice for your next game day snack. These nachos are made with crispy tortilla chips, tender chicken, gooey melted cheese, and topped with your favorite toppings. They are an absolute crowd pleaser. Whether you’re hosting a party or just looking for a quick and tasty snack, these Homemade Chicken Nachos are the way to go. Whip them up in no time and get ready for a flavor explosion!

Ingredients

  • 200g plain corn tortilla chips
  • 2 cooked chicken breasts, cut into small pieces
  • 6 spring onions, thinly sliced
  • 140g Red Leicester cheese, grated
  • 1 small jar red or green sliced ​​pickled jalapeño peppers
  • small bunch of coriander, leaves roughly chopped
  • To serve, you can choose between salsa, hot pepper sauce (like Chipolte Tabasco), crème fraîche, guacamole or extra jalapeños

Preparation steps

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas 6.
  2. Layer the tortilla chips in an ovenproof dish or baking tray.
  3. Place the chopped chicken on the tortilla chips.
  4. Scatter green onions over the chicken.
  5. Cover the dish with a layer of cheese.
  6. Place pickled jalapeños on top of cheese.
  7. Bake in the preheated oven for 8 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
  8. Then remove from the oven and sprinkle with fresh coriander.
  9. Serve the homemade chicken nachos with your favorite sides.

Nutritional Information

kcalfatsaturatescarbohydratesSugarfiberproteinSalt
484 25g 8g 35g 5g 3g 31g 2.28g

Equipment and tools

To make homemade chicken nachos you will need the following equipment and tools:

  • Baking tray or ovenproof dish
  • Sharp knife
  • cutting board
  • grater
  • Small jar or container for storing leftovers

Allergen information

Please note the following allergen information for Homemade Chicken Nachos:

  • Contains dairy products: Red Leicester cheese and crème fraîche
  • Contains gluten: corn tortilla chips
  • May contain allergens: Pickled jalapeño peppers (see label for specific information)

Storage and leftovers

If you have leftover homemade chicken nachos, you can store them in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

When you’re ready to serve again, you can reheat the nachos in the oven at 350°F (180°C) for about 10 minutes or until heated through.

Do not heat the nachos in the microwave or they may become soggy.

Remember to discard any leftovers that have been stored at room temperature for more than 2 hours to ensure food safety.

Health Benefits of Homemade Chicken Nachos

Chicken nachos can be a delicious and nutritious choice for a snack or party appetizer. By using homemade ingredients and fresh, whole foods, you can boost the health benefits of this classic comfort food. Let’s take a closer look at some of the health benefits of homemade chicken nachos.

1. High protein chicken

The shredded chicken breasts used in homemade chicken nachos are a great source of lean protein. Protein is essential for building and repairing tissue, including muscle. It also plays a crucial role in maintaining a healthy immune system.

2. Corn Tortilla Chips

Using simple corn tortilla chips as the base for your chicken nachos adds a healthy touch to this dish. Corn tortillas are naturally gluten-free and have fewer calories and fat compared to traditional flour tortilla chips. They also provide a good amount of fiber and essential minerals such as magnesium and phosphorus.

3. Nutrient-rich green onions

Thinly sliced ​​scallions not only add vibrant flavor to your homemade chicken nachos, but they also provide various health benefits. They are rich in vitamins C and K, which are important for healthy skin and strong bones. Green onions also contain antioxidants and may have anti-inflammatory properties.

4. Calcium-rich red Leicester cheese

The grated Red Leicester cheese used as a topping for your chicken nachos is a delicious source of calcium. Calcium is necessary for maintaining healthy bones and teeth. Cheese also provides protein and important vitamins such as vitamin A and vitamin B12.

5. Pickled Jalapeño Peppers

Adding sliced ​​pickled jalapeño peppers to your homemade chicken nachos can give them a spicy kick while also providing some health benefits. Jalapeños are rich in capsaicin, a compound that may have metabolism-stimulating and pain-relieving properties. They also contain vitamins A and C and antioxidants.

6. Fresh coriander

The coarsely chopped cilantro leaves not only add a touch of freshness to your chicken nachos but also provide some health benefits. Coriander is known for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. It can aid digestion, protect against food poisoning, and promote healthy skin.

7. Optional toppings

They have several topping options to serve with your homemade chicken nachos. Salsa, hot pepper sauce (like Chipotle Tabasco), crème fraîche, guacamole, and additional jalapeños can add additional flavors and textures. Salsa offers the benefits of tomatoes, which are rich in vitamins and antioxidants. Guacamole offers heart-healthy monounsaturated fats from avocados.

Overall, homemade chicken nachos can be a filling and nutritious treat when made with fresh, healthy ingredients. They offer a balanced ratio of protein, healthy fats, fiber and essential vitamins and minerals. So why not dive into this delicious dish while reaping its health benefits?

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