Loaded Chicken Enchilada Nachos

There’s nothing better than warm, gooey, cheesy nachos.

I could make a meal out of them and sometimes do.

Loaded Chicken Enchilada Nachos - Juicy chicken soaked in enchilada sauce with black beans, corn, peppers, cilantro, and more!! Cheesy, gooey perfection and READY in 5 minutes! Perfect for parties, tailgating, or anytime you need an EASY nacho fix!!

There’s so much flavor and texture in every bite of these easy nachos that are loaded with every Mexican-inspired ingredient I could find in my fridge and pantry.

Black beans, corn, bell peppers, pico de gallo, cilantro, and I forgot to add avocado or guacamole. I know, what was I thinking.

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Loaded Chicken Enchilada Nachos - Juicy chicken soaked in enchilada sauce with black beans, corn, peppers, cilantro, and more!! Cheesy, gooey perfection and READY in 5 minutes! Perfect for parties, tailgating, or anytime you need an EASY nacho fix!!

Enchilada sauce keeps the chicken moist and juicy and we didn’t miss the avocado.

The nachos are dangerously fast to make and ready in 5 minutes. I used the microwave because I don’t find there’s much of a difference in taste between microwaved nachos and baked nachos, but bake them if you prefer.

Loaded Chicken Enchilada Nachos - Juicy chicken soaked in enchilada sauce with black beans, corn, peppers, cilantro, and more!! Cheesy, gooey perfection and READY in 5 minutes! Perfect for parties, tailgating, or anytime you need an EASY nacho fix!!

Don’t forget to wash them down with The Best Margaritas.

They’re perfect for Memorial Day parties or Fourth of July, Labor Day, tailgating, or Superbowl parties. No one can resist fresh nachos.

Loaded Chicken Enchilada Nachos - Juicy chicken soaked in enchilada sauce with black beans, corn, peppers, cilantro, and more!! Cheesy, gooey perfection and READY in 5 minutes! Perfect for parties, tailgating, or anytime you need an EASY nacho fix!!

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Loaded Chicken Enchilada Nachos

There's nothing better than warm, gooey, cheesy nachos. There's so much flavor and texture in every bite of these easy nachos that are loaded with every Mexican-inspired ingredient I could find. Black beans, corn, bell peppers, pico de gallo, cilantro and enchilada sauce keeps the chicken moist and juicy. The nachos are dangerously fast to make and ready in 5 minutes.

Yield: serves 4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: about 7 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken (use storebought rotisserie chicken to save time)
  • 1/2 cup red enchilada sauce
  • about 8 ounces corn tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup cooked black beans
  • 1/2 cup bell peppers, diced small (I used red and yellow)
  • 1/2 cup corn (I used frozen; thaw before using)
  • 2 cups Mexican shredded cheese blend
  • 1/4 cup pico de gallo
  • 1 teaspoon fresh cilantro, finely minced
  • guacamole, sour cream, or your other favorite Mexican-inspired fixings, optional

Directions:

  1. To a medium bowl add the shredded chicken, enchilada sauce, and stir to combine; set aside.
  2. To a large microwave-safe plate or shallow bowl, add the chips in a flat layer or without too much overlap so each chip gets its share of toppings. If you prefer, you can bake the nachos at 375F for about 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted.
  3. To the chips, evenly top with the chicken, black beans, bell peppers, corn, cheese, and microwave on high for about 2 minutes (all microwaves vary), stopping every 30 seconds to check, or until cheese has melted.
  4. Evenly garnish with pico de gallo, cilantro, any optional toppings, and serve immediately. Nachos are best warm and fresh.
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15 comments

  1. What could be easier?! My co workers would love something like this for our “Fiesta Friday” and we haven’t had one in quite some time. This would be easy to assemble and finish in the microwave at work.

  2. Ooh, you’ve given me my dinner idea for Friday.  I need something fast and fun that night.  Thanks for posting this!

  3. Now I want enchiladas!!!  I never make nachos or even regular enchiladas because I am WAY too lazy for all that prep work!  I do enchilada casseroles or bowls of stuff with enchilada sauce on them   I’m all about the easiest way to prep food, which ends up looking gross of course.   You food bloggers have it rough!

    • These were so easy! I opt to make recipes like this after I’ve made things that require me to test, trial, and stand on my feet for hours. These were the opposite of that!

  4. THIS is the dinner of my dreams. I need a plate of this right now, even though I just finished dinner!

  5. Thanks Averie. Your recipes are always so nice.

  6. Whenever I make nachos they’re always dry.

  7. hey girl this is right up my alley! Yummy!

  8. I had a nachos phase a couple of years ago where I think I was making nachos 2 to 3 times a week :P I still like to make them from time-to-time as a quick dinner. Definitely need to give these nachos a try!!

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