These delicious and decadent Queso Verde Chicken Nachos are the perfect family meal at the end of a long day. These are so quick, easy, and yummy, you’ll be tempted to make them every night!
Queso Verde Chicken Nachos
Goof and I started craving nachos one day recently. We happened to have a rotisserie chicken we’d picked up from the store earlier, and we started talking about how we could incorporate that into a big pan of nachos. Soon, this recipe for Queso Verde Chicken Nachos was born.
The Ingredients List for the basic Nachos recipe is very simple:
- 1 rotisserie chicken, meat removed and lightly shredded
- 2 10-ounce bags yellow or white corn tortilla chips
- 4 cups diced Queso Blanco Velveeta
- 2 10-ounce cans Las Palmas Green Chili Enchilada Sauce, mild
- 1 15-ounce can seasoned black beans
Of course, we can’t just leave it to that, right? Nachos need garnishes! So we added the following garnishes to our list:
- 8 ounces sharp cheddar, finely grated
- 1 onion (medium or large) chopped
- sliced olives
- sliced jalapenos
- sour cream
Yeah, that’s more like it!
To make dinner easier to put together, you might want to consider doing a little Mise en Place first. Mise en Place is basically a fancy French way of saying, “do all your cutting and chopping and shredding and cleaning ahead of time” and I learned it watching Anne Burrell on “The Worst Cooks in America“, which is a fun show to watch.
So, we were good and did our Mise en Place and isn’t it pretty?
We spread tortilla chips out on cookie sheets and covered them with chicken and black beans before sticking them in the oven to warm up a bit at 200 degrees.
While your chips, chicken, and beans heat up, get to work on your Queso Verde Cheese Sauce. It’s pretty simple. Just pour your cans of green chili enchilada sauce into a big pan and dump your cubed Velveeta in it. And no, it doesn’t look particularly appetizing at first, I admit.
Put a lid on your pot and put your heat on pretty low and just give it a stir every now and then while it warms up. Before long, it starts to look a bit better, as the cheese melts.
And when it looks like this, it’s time to pull your chips out of the oven. Try not to leave them in there too long, or your chicken and beans may dry out.
After that, it’s just a matter of putting it together. If you prefer sticking to the basics, you can just cover your chips, chicken, and beans with cheese and call it good.
But of course, we like our toppings. Lots and lots and lots of toppings. Yummy!
Don’t you want to take a bite?
The next time you score a good deal on a rotisserie chicken, consider giving these a try. You’ll be glad you did!
What’s your favorite quick and easy dinner?