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Skillet Chicken Nachos

skillet chicken nachos Entree Mexican
Skillet Chicken Nachos
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 20 min
  • Servings 6

Looking for a dinner ready in 20 minutes? This recipe's delicious nacho mixture is made in your skillet, then spooned onto tortilla chips and sprinkled with cheese and cilantro before serving. MORE+ LESS-

March 6, 2018
Old El Paso
Make with
Old El Paso

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) 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

Steps

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  • 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 Facts

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%
Potassium
450mg
13%
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.

More About This Recipe

  • Don’t get us wrong, we love our Easy Beef Nachos. But sometimes, we’re in need of a dinnertime twist! Commenters love the flavor of these chicken nachos, and some even suggest serving the filling over rice or in burritos. We say, the more ways to eat this the merrier! We love that this recipe is done completely on the stovetop, instead of heating up your oven. Can’t get enough nachos? Neither can we! We’ve got many more nacho recipes for browsing, whether it’s traditional nachos, dessert nachos or nacho-inspired dinners you crave.

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