Chicken Nachos

September 15, 2014

There are some days when you do not feel very much like cooking. Some days when you just need something that is ready quickly. Something you can pick at whilst sitting watching a film and relaxing. Friday nights are usually nights for this, a quick and easy supper and a good movie. Now the nights are drawing it is great to draw the curtains and put on a family film.

Nachos are the ideal meal to eat whilst watching a film, they remind me of being at a cinema, something about the smell speaks of the foyer where you buy your tickets and snacks. The crunchy tortilla chips make the meal more exciting than potatoes or rice and the spicy tang of the meat works well with the cheese and crisps to make a satisfying snack. I have previously made beef nachos and loved them. The arrival of my August Degustabox gave me an idea, I would try chicken nachos. The box contained Mexican Dave’s Tortilla chips and Schwartz Flavour Shots Mexican Fajita seasoning, all I needed was the chicken and the vegetables both of which I had in the fridge.

Chicken Nachos

Chicken breasts cut into pieces and mixed with peppers, onions, mushrooms and fajitas seasoning served on a bed of tortilla chips covered in cheese and grilled till the cheese melts. Ideal comfort food and filling enough for a cold night. I used Mexican Dave’s Tortilla chips which made the ideal bed for the chicken.
Mexican Dave's Tortilla chips

I grated some cheese over the tortilla chips and put them under the grill until the cheese melted. Keep your eyes on the grill, if you leave them too long the tortilla chips will burn so be careful. In a frying pan I gently fried some onions, red pepper, mushrooms and diced chicken breast. When the chicken was just about cooked though I added the Schwartz Flavour Shot Mexican Fajitas to it and gave it a good stir.
Schwartz Flavour ShotsThe chicken should then be placed on top of the tortillas and cheese. You can add salsa and sour cream as well for extra indulgence. A perfect quick and easy meal.

Chicken Nachos

Chicken Nacos



  • 3 chicken breasts
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red pepper
  • 4 mushrooms
  • fajitas seasoning
  • 1 pack tortilla chips
  • Cheese


  • Chop the onions, pepper and mushrooms into slices.
  • Dice the chicken breast
  • In a pan fry the onions, red pepper, mushrooms and chicken breast until the chicken is nearly cooked though.
  • Add the fajitas seasoning and stir until the chicken is covered and cooked.
  • Place some tortilla chips in a bowl.
  • Cover with grated cheese and grill for a couple of minutes until the cheese melts.
  • Add the chicken mixture to the top of the nachos
  • Serve with salsa and sour cream if desired.

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7 responses to “Chicken Nachos”

  1. Alexandra Mercer (Life of mummy) says:

    Yum, yum, looks delicious!

  2. Ooh looks like a fab idea for a simple meal and I have everything I need in my Degustabox too 🙂 Thanks for the great idea ! xx

  3. This looks great, I must try your recipe as am sure my kids would like this too!

  4. Ooh, this sounds like perfection for a home cinema night! I love nachos too and it’s one of the first meals I started making when I was a student so brings back happy memories too 🙂

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