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Chicken Sheet Pan Nachos

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.

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Chicken sheet pan Nachos

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.

Ingredients 

  • 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
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chicken Sheet Pan Nachos

Kitchen Tools Needed

  • 1 cookie sheet fitted with parchment
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Strainer

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

Lyne Proulx
These tasty chicken sheet pan nachos are perfect for when you’re craving Mexican food at the end of a hectic day or while watching the big game!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Let cool 2 mins
Total Time 27 mins
Course Recipes
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 8 servings
Calories 721 kcal

Equipment

  • 1 cookie sheet fitted with parchment
  • 1 Knife
  • 1 Cutting board
  • 1 Strainer

Ingredients
  

  • 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

Instructions
 

  • 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.

Notes

No soggy nachos

You must drain the liquid from both the beans and corn. If you don’t, you’ll end up with soggy nachos. It’s better to use a strainer as opposed to simply draining the liquid out of the can.

Variations

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.

Onions

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!

Cilantro

If you decide to leave the cilantro out of the recipe, for whatever reason, you’ll still end up with a chicken sheet pan of yummy nachos. 

Nutrition

Calories: 721kcalCarbohydrates: 57gProtein: 42gFat: 38gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 16gTrans Fat: 0.1gCholesterol: 109mgSodium: 540mgPotassium: 1999mgFiber: 11gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 2303IUVitamin C: 175mgCalcium: 769mgIron: 15mg
Keyword chicken sheet pan nachos, mexican food, nachos, sheet pan, sheet pan nachos
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Lyne Proulx
Lyne Proulxhttps://ottawamommyclub.ca/
Lyne Proulx is a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI), Certified Professional Wedding Consultant, and an Event Planner. It has always been her dream to create a website dedicated just for Moms since her children were young. Thus, after 10 years, she finally accomplished it, and the Ottawa Mommy Club was born in May 2011. She loves all things Disney and is an avid chocoholic. She was also the Queen B of the BConnected Conference, Canada's Digital Influencer and social media Conference in Ottawa and Toronto. She coordinated the Annual Infant Information Day/Early Years Expo for the City of Ottawa for 8 years. She was also the co-chair of the Navan for Kraft Hockeyville 2009-2011 committee that organized five community events within 6 months, and helped Navan reach the top 10 finalists in Canada. In April 2011, she received the City of Ottawa Mayor's City Builder Award.

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Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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!

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