Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Simple Cheesy Chicken Nachos

Simple cheesy chicken nachos, made with just five ingredients including the tortilla chips. An easy snack or pair with refried beans for a quick dinner.
Chicken Nachos
Cheesy Chicken Nachos

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I have been making these simple cheesy nachos for as long as I can remember. My teenage son requests these for dinner on the regular. I am usually happy to comply with this request; especially after a particularly
stressful day at work. Yesterday just happened to be one of those days. I am positive, my friends, that you know exactly the kind of day I am talking about. So as I was pondering dinner, after this mentally exhausting day, my son said, "How about your chicken nachos?" Ah, a perfect but not surprising answer from my favorite (and only) son.

As I was whipping these up, I thought I should share these on the blog. A quick, easy and five ingredient dish that everyone loves. Paired with refried beans and/or a salad and dinner is served. Yes, I must share this super simple dish that can make a dinner time decision easier.

So next time you are looking for a quick dinner fix, stressful day or not, give these nachos a try. Smiles and requests to make these again will ensue!

What are your go to dinner dishes? Do you have a most requested super simple dinner dish that you lean on after a long day?


Simple Cheesy Chicken Nachos

Tortilla Chips
1 and 1/2 Pounds Pre Cooked Chicken – Diced or Shredded
2 Cups Quesadilla Cheese – Divided *
1 Cup Sour Cream
Fresh Cilantro
Cooking Spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine chicken, sour cream and one and one half cups of the cheese. Pour into a baking dish that has been lightly sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle top with remaining half cup of cheese and fresh cilantro to taste. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until bubbly and cheese is melted. Sprinkle top with more fresh cilantro if desired. Spoon on top of tortilla chips or dip straight from the dish, your choice.

You can also top these with diced jalapenos for some kick.

*I have used cheddar, colby jack, pepper jack, and even mozzarella with these nachos; most any cheese will work and is delicious. 

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18 comments:

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    1. Thank you Melissa, nachos are a favorite for me too! Thanks for visiting!

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  2. These nachos looks so yummy. I know that my family would love them too!

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    1. Thank you Dawn, I'm sure they would too!

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  3. Oh chicken nachos sound perfect for dinner! I think I am going to make these one night too! They look delicious! Thanks for linking them up with us at #FoodieFridays!!

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    1. Hi Michelle, you can never go wrong with nachos! Thanks for visiting and always happy to link up at Foodie Fridays!

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    1. They are delicious! Thanks for stopping by Joy Bee!

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  5. Hi, Christy! These look delicious. Pinned and tweeted! Glad to have found you at Treasure Box Tuesday. I'm a new follower! :)

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    1. Thank you Blair, nice to meet you! Thanks for pinning, tweeting and following!

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  6. Oh these look wonderful, now Im craving nachos!!! #Recipesharing

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    1. Thank you, I crave nachos more often than I should lol! Thanks for visiting!

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  7. Ummm.... YUMMMM!! How delish does this recipe sound. I'm so pinning this for reference. Thanks for joining in our #PinUP Pin Party! We hope to see you again, there's a new one every Friday :)

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    1. Thank you Dawn! Thank you for pinning, it is a great quick meal or snack. I hope you get a chance to try them!

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  8. Thanks for coming and linking up at #The Weekend Social. Please be sure to come back next week starting Thursdays at 9PM EST on KitchenDreaming.com ! I hope to see you there! Pinned

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    1. Thanks for pinning Dina, always glad to link up at The Weekend Social!

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  9. Oh yum! This looks so good. Pinned. Lou Lou Girls

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  10. Anything "nacho" is a win in my book, especially when I can get away with using canned chicken (I hate shredding chicken).

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