Shredded Chicken Nachos

Whether you're looking for a fun dinner or the perfect appetizer to serve when you're hosting, I suggest making this shredded chicken nacho recipe! Crispy tortilla chips are topped with melty cheese, delicious taco seasoned shredded chicken and whatever other favorite toppings you wish in this easy recipe.

Shredded Nacho Chicken – 2 lbs boneless, skinless chicken breasts about 4, or thighs – 1 (14 oz) can diced tomatoes such as fire roasted tomatoes – ¾ cup water – 1 teaspoon cumin – 1 teaspoon chili powder – 1 teaspoon garlic powder – 1 teaspoon fine sea salt Nachos – 6 oz tortilla chips (a little over half of a 295 g/10 oz bag) – 1 and ½ cups nacho chicken – 2 cups white cheddar cheese – ¼ - ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes




Place the tomatoes, water and seasonings in a deep large skillet or saucepan and stir. Submerge the boneless, skinless chicken breasts in the mixture and bring to a gentle boil over medium-high heat.

Prepare chicken topping.


Remove the chicken and shred. Tip: Place the chicken in a deep bowl and use a hand mixer or in a stand mixer to shred it quickly!


Meanwhile, continue to simmer sauce until reduced, about 5 minutes. Add the shredded chicken back, stir and continue to cook until all of the liquid is absorbed by the chicken.



On a large baking sheet, spread the nacho chips in a single layer, overlapping slightly.

Assemble sheet pan nachos


Spoon ¾ cup of the chicken mixture over top.


And then half of the shredded cheese followed by ¼ teaspoon of red pepper flakes


Top with a second layer of chips and the second amount of toppings and cheese.



Bake at 400 F for 15-20 minutes until the cheese is melted and lightly golden.

Bake nachos.



Garnish with your favorite toppings



Repurpose Leftover Cooked Chicken- If you have some leftover, mildly seasoned chicken on hand from another recipe (such as rotisserie chicken or roast chicken), you can slice it up or shred it and use it in place of the taco chicken (though I highly recommend making the taco chicken if you can- it really takes them to the next level!).

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