Slow-Cooker Southwest Chicken Nachos

Next party, let guests scoop creamy single-serving southwest chicken nachos direct from the slow cooker. Black beans and peppers add flavor and color.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 45 min
  • Servings 21

Ingredients

1
package (16 ounces) mild Mexican pasteurized prepared cheese product with jalapeño peppers, cut into cubes
3/4
cup Old El Paso™ Thick ’n Chunky salsa
1
can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
1
package (9 ounces) frozen cooked Southwest-seasoned chicken breast strips, thawed and cubed
1
container (8 ounces) Southwest ranch sour cream dip
1
medium green bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1
medium red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
12
ounces large tortilla chips

  • 1 Place cheese, salsa, beans and chicken in 3- to 4-quart slow cooker.
  • 2 Cover and cook on Low heat setting 3 to 4 hours, stirring halfway through cooking, until cheese is melted and mixture is hot.
  • 3 Stir in sour cream dip and bell peppers. Increase heat setting to High. Cover and cook about 30 minutes or until mixture is hot. Serve over tortilla chips. Topping will hold on Low heat setting up to 2 hours; stir occasionally.

Expert Tips

Cut cheese into same-sized chunks so they’ll melt evenly during cooking.

To cut down on some of the chopping, thaw 2 cups from a bag of frozen stir-fry bell pepper blend to use in place of the fresh version.

Multicolored tortilla chips lend a splash of Southwest color.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
230
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
12g
12%
(Saturated Fat
5g,
5%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
30mg
30%;
Sodium
600mg
600%;
Total Carbohydrate
20g
20%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
11g
11%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.