Cinco de Mayo in Your Oven
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Chicken Enchilada Nachos You Can Make Easily at Home
For those wanting to incorporate a little Mexican flavor into their home this Cinco de Mayo, this quick and easy Chicken Enchilada Nachos recipe is the way to go. It is appetizing, filling, and can feed eight!
Serves: 8 / Calories: 460 / Time: 17 minutes
- 2 cups cooked chicken (shredded)
- 1 1/2 cups red enchilada sauce (homemade or store-bought, divided)
- 10 ounces corn tortilla chips (the thicker ones are better)
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar cheese (freshly-grated)
- 1 avocado (peeled, pitted and diced, and tossed with a tablespoon of lime juice, if you’d like to prevent browning)
- 1/2 cup black beans (rinsed and drained, about half of a 15-ounce can)
- 1/2 cup diced red onions (about a quarter of a medium red onion)
- 1/2 cup whole kernel corn (drained , about half of a 15-ounce can)
- 1 jalapeno chilies (small, stemmed, seeded and diced)
- 1/2 cup cilantro leaves (chopped fresh)
- sour cream (optional)
- Preheat your broiler.
- Add chicken and 3/4 cup enchilada sauce together in a medium mixing bowl. Toss until the chicken is evenly coated. Set aside.
- Spread the chips out evenly on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle evenly with the cheese. Then place the sheet in the oven under the broiler until the cheese is melted, about 1 minute. (Watch the oven carefully.)
- Remove, then top the chips evenly with the shredded chicken, avocado, black beans, red onion, corn, and jalapeno. Return the sheet to the broiler for another 30-60 seconds, just to heat the remaining ingredients, if desired. Then remove then sheet. Sprinkle the chips evenly with the chopped cilantro, then drizzle with the remaining 3/4 cup enchilada sauce. (Optional: If you would also like to add sour cream, you can drizzle it on with a fork or a piping bag.)
- Serve warm.
Print recipe here.
Source and photo credit: Gimme Some Oven and Yummly