Over the past year or so, sheet pan meals have become super popular. They’re quick to prepare, without much effort. This tasty sheet pan nachos with chicken is just one example, perfect for when you’re craving Mexican food at the end of a hectic day or while watching the big game!
One of the good things about a nachos recipe like this one is that you can easily substitute or leave off an ingredient you don’t care for. You can also add in extras, if you so choose. Green and/or black olives, anyone? This sheet pan chicken nachos recipe is also ideal to make on May 5th for Cinco De Mayo.
How to make the nachos
The key to success with something like this is to thoroughly drain the liquid from both the beans and corn. If you don’t, you’ll end up with a soggy mess underneath. It’s better to use a strainer as opposed to simply draining the liquid out of the can.
This sheet pan chicken nachos recipe calls for plain tortilla chips. However, feel free to use your favourite brand and flavour, to spice things up a bit. Leftover chicken is perfect for your easy-to-make nachos. But, there’s nothing that says you can’t use ground beef or even spicy sausage instead. Go ahead and live a little!
If you’re prone to crying when cutting onions, try this. Run cold water over both halves for approximately 30 seconds, before dicing or chopping. No more tears!
Some people aren’t fond of the taste of cilantro. In fact, many of the same people think it tastes like soap. If you decide to leave it out of the recipe, for whatever reason, no worries! You’ll still end up with a sheet pan of yummy nachos that will have everyone coming back for more.
Chicken Sheet Pan Nachos Recipe
You can just as easily double this chicken sheet pan nachos recipe for a party, or shrink in half for one or two people. Leftover nachos are generally not the best. So, it’s recommended you only make enough for one meal.
- 1 bag of Tortilla Chips
- 1 cooked whole Chicken or left over chicken, shredded
- 1 can of Black Beans, drained
- 1 can of Corn, drained
- 1/2 onion, diced
- 2 tomatoes, diced
- 2 avocados, diced
- 1 cup cilantro leaves, chopped
- 3 cups of Monterey Jack Cheese, shredded
Kitchen Tools Needed
- 1 cookie sheet fitted with parchment
- Cutting Board
How to make the sheet Pan Nachos
Start by preheating oven to 350 degrees. Pour the bag of the tortilla chips onto the cookie sheet and evenly spread out the chicken on top of the chips. Sprinkle the black beans and corn all over the chicken, then fully cover the chicken, beans and corn with the cheese. After, sprinkle the onion and tomatoes and cilantro on top of the cheese.
Place the chicken sheet pan nachos into the oven for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. Once cheese has melted, pull out of the oven and let cool for 2 minutes.
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Chicken Sheet Pan Nachos
- 1 cookie sheet fitted with parchment
- 1 Knife
- 1 Cutting board
- 1 Strainer
- 1 bag Tortilla Chips
- 1 cooked whole Chicken shredded
- 1 can Black Beans drained
- 1 can Corn drained
- 1/2 onion diced
- 2 tomatoes diced
- 2 avocados diced
- 1 cup cilantro leaves chopped
- 3 cups Monterey Jack Cheese Shredded or to your liking
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Pour the bag of the tortilla chips onto the cookie sheet.
- Evenly spread out the chicken on top of the chips.
- Sprinkle the black beans and corn all over the chicken.
- Fully cover the chicken, beans and corn with the cheese.
- Sprinkle the onion and tomatoes and cilantro on top of the cheese.
- Place into the oven for about 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
- Once melted, pull out of the oven and let cool for 2 minutes.
This nachos recipe looks so easy and delicious!
Sounds easy to make, easy clean up too!
These are so good and we like having these on a Saturday night, and the toppings can be anything you want and like!
Yum! We are big nacho fans. This is very similar to what my hubby makes. 🙂
This looks so delicious and I especially like how you used chicken because I tried beef and the chips get soggy. I like all the toppings except avocado but I’d replace it with peppers and for extra spice I’d use Pepper Jack cheese.
I really love anything with tortilla chips and I love the idea of using a sheet pan like this to make a big amount for the family.
I actually havent had nachos in the longest time and man do these ever look good. perfect for my girls christmas!
Hoping you like the recipe! Enjoy!
This is so easy and no messes
Simple and yummy! I will be trying this!
What a great way to make nachos and have lots of room. Awesome recipe.
Thank you and hoping you will make it!
Thank you for tip on cutting onions. I had never heard that before.
My pleasure! It is helpful!
Looks amazingly delicious! I use a similar sheet pan recipe for nachos while hosting parties; its ridiculously easy and always a crowd pleaser. It never makes it to a serving tray; always gets demolished right off the pan!
Yes, same at our house lol!
This is seriously such a yum and great idea. No clue why we never do this. Pinning to try asap! Yum!
Great! Let me know how you like it!
This would be a wonderful winter Friday night snack to make!
I kept seeing this post everyday and it got me craving so I had to make some for lunch, yummmm sooo good!!
I haven’t had Nachos in quite a while. This recipe looks so yummy and easy to make too.
Looks delicious! Nachos are simple and easy and so, so tasty. Thanks for the recipe 🙂
My pleasure and hope you make it!
These look delicious and clean up is a breeze
Quick & easy to make, customizable, easy clean up. Great for parents, kids or anyone!
Yes! Hoping you will make the recipe!
These are great for making on family game night.
Yes, great idea to prepare them for game night!
This looks so delicious and adding chicken sounds great and clean up is no problem
I love making nachos and using a sheet pan to make lots
I am going to make for the next sleep over for my nieces