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Shredded Chicken Nachos Recipe

The Best Shredded Chicken Nachos Recipe

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  • Author: Bity
  • Total Time: 40 mins
  • Yield: 8 1x


These Shredded Chicken Nachos are a super easy weeknight meal that will please the whole family! Made with just a few simple ingredients.



For the Shredded Chicken:

1/2 teaspoon sea salt

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1/4 teaspoon onion powder

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 tsp chipotle chile powder (or cayenne)

2 Chicken breasts of boneless, skinless chicken

1 tbsp olive oil

5 ounces. bags whole wheat tortilla chips

1 13 ounces. Can black beans or pinto beans be drained

1 cup corn kernels

1/2 cup grated Jack cheese

1 Can be sliced black olives, drained

23 green onions, sliced

1/2 cup sour cream or full-fat greek yogurt

4 tablespoons lime juice (fresh)

Other Variations for Nacho Toppings:

Sliced green onions

Red onion diced


Avocado slices

Greek yogurt sour-cream

Chop cilantro


Tortilla chips

check the last paragraph for other options.


STEP1: Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a rimmed sheet with parchment papers, and then put it aside.

STEP2: Mix the spices for the chicken in a small mixing bowl. Stir until well combined. Season the chicken breasts until well coated.

STEP 3: In a saucepan skillet heat olive oil. The seasoned chicken should be added to the skillet and cooked for about 6 minutes, or until golden brown. Once the chicken is cooked through, turn off the heat and place it on a cutting board.

STEP4: Two forks are needed to shred the chicken. Use one fork to hold the chicken in place and then use the other to pull the chicken out with the other. Continue this process with the rest of the chicken or use a blender. (check this video tutorial on how to shred chicken 3 easy ways)

STEP 5: Place a layer of tortilla chips on top of the sheet pan.

STEP 6: Spread the beans over the tortilla chips. Next, add the cheese, sliced olives, and sliced green onions.

STEP 7: Bake nachos, in the oven for 10-13 minutes until the cheese is melted. (preferably uncovered)

STEP 8: Make the sour cream or greek yogurt drizzle while the nachos bake. Combine the cream or greek yogurt and the lime juice.

STEP 9: Allow the nachos to cool. Add any toppings you like and drizzle greek yogurt lime glaze.


1. You can use any type of chicken that you like. For these nachos, we used shredded chicken breast, but you could also use rotisserie chicken or thighs.

2. The key to getting the perfect balance of flavor is to use good quality salsa. We like to use homemade salsa, but you could also use your favorite store-bought brand.

3. Be sure to use plenty of cheese! We like to use a mix of cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese, but you could use any type of cheese that you like.

4. These nachos are best served fresh, so be sure to make them just before you’re ready to eat them. They’ll still be delicious if they’re made ahead of time, but the chips will be softer and the cheese won’t be as melted and gooey.

  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 30 mins
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Dinner
  • Cuisine: Mexican


  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 271
  • Sugar: 2.5 g
  • Sodium: 444.5 mg
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.7 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19.3 g
  • Fiber: 5.4 g
  • Protein: 18.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 247.3 mg

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