6 Jan 2011

Southwest Chicken Nachos Recipe: Recipes: RecipeTips.com

Southwest Chicken Nachos Recipe: Recipes: RecipeTips.com
- 1 1/2 cups cooked, boneless, skinless chicken breast - chopped into small pieces
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
Salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 red bell pepper
- 1 yellow bell pepper
- 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- 3/4 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
Tortilla chips
- 2 cups 3 pepper cheese, or jalapeño cheese
- 8 ounces sour cream
- 4 teaspoons pickled jalapeño, finely chopped
Servings: 12

Container: skillet, 3 quart baking dish
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • In mixing bowl, combine chicken and lime juice, salt and pepper to taste.
  • In skillet, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat until hot. Sauté bell peppers until crisp-tender; approximately 3 minutes; transfer to a bowl.
  • Heat 1/2 tablespoons oil in the skillet and cook garlic, cumin, and oregano; stir approximately 1 minute.
  • Sir in beans and cook until heated through; season with salt and pepper.
  • Layer tortilla chips on the bottom of the baking dish, then sautéed peppers, beans, chicken, and cheese; all in that order. Repeat, starting with a layer of tortilla chips.
  • Place in the oven and bake until cheese is melted.
  • While the nachos are baking, mix the sour cream and pickled jalapeños in a small dish. Serve as a sauce for the nachos. Add more jalapeños to reach desired heat.

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