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Southwest Chicken Nachos - Recipe

This casserole-like method of preparing nachos is so easy to do and so delicious. Top it with a jalapeno sour cream mixture for a terrific blend of Southwestern flavors. This dip recipe is perfect for football parties or any special celebration with friends and family.
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Southwest Chicken Nachos Recipe
  • 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. Saute 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 sauteed 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 jalapenos in a small dish. Serve as a sauce for the nachos. Add more jalapenos to reach desired heat.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Container: skillet, 3 quart baking dish
Servings: 12
-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 clove garlic, 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 jalapeno cheese
-8 ounces sour cream
-4 teaspoons pickled jalapeno, finely chopped