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Skillet Chicken Nachos

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 6
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Dinner ready in 20 minutes! Enjoy these delicious nachos spooned with chicken mixture sprinkled with cheese and cilantro - perfect for Mexican cuisine.

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1 1/4
lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1
package (1 oz) Old El Paso™ taco seasoning mix
1
can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
can (15 oz) Progresso™ black beans, drained, rinsed
1
can (7 oz) Green Giant™ Niblets® whole kernel sweet corn, drained
2
cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (8 oz)
6
oz tortilla chips (about 42 chips)
1/4
cup chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  • 1 In 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Cook chicken in oil 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until no longer pink in center.
  • 2 Stir in taco seasoning mix, tomato sauce, bell pepper, beans, corn and 1 cup of the cheese. Reduce heat to medium; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until heated through and cheese is melted.
  • 3 Divide tortilla chips between 6 plates. Spoon chicken mixture evenly over chips. Sprinkle with remaining 1 cup cheese and the cilantro.

Expert Tips

This recipe is very versatile. Serve it as a fun appetizer, a hearty after-school snack for a group of kids or as a main dish.

For Skillet Beef Nachos, substitute 1 1/4 lb ground beef for the chicken. In step 1, cook beef 5 to 7 minutes or until thoroughly cooked. Drain and proceed as directed.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
520
Calories from Fat
220
% Daily Value
Total Fat
24g
37%
Saturated Fat
9g
47%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
95mg
32%
Sodium
1320mg
55%
Total Carbohydrate
38g
13%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
4g
Protein
36g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%
25%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
30%
30%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 4 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 4 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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