Loaded Baked Chicken Nachos

Loaded Baked Chicken Nachos with two hands

These Loaded Baked Chicken Nachos are loaded with tons of cheese, fresh veggies and all baked to perfection! They’re messy, delicious and the perfect appetizer!

You guys know those meals where even if you have a bunch of napkins, it’s still never enough to keep your hands clean? And eventually you just give in to the messy gloriousness of it all and just go all in? Yeah, that’s exactly what these Loaded Baked Chicken Nachos are all about.

This is a recipe for when you just wanna eat nachos straight from the pan as you are watching your favorite TV show on the weekend. Or, if you’re one of thoseeee people, make this as an appetizer on game day and watch as they quickly get gobbled up.

Loaded Baked Chicken Nachos symmetrical side view with lime

I have a deep love for chicken nachos, dating back to when I was probably about 10 years old. My favorite local Mexican restaurant in my hometown had chicken nachos as an appetizer option but for some reason, my friends and I would ALWAYS order a plate of them for ourselves as our entree. Imagine several 13 year old girls with huge plates of chips, queso cheese and maybe a few onions and green chiles on it. We were in heaven.

These Loaded Baked Chicken Nachos are similar – just easier! Oh, and for this recipe, I’m using Beanfields Bean Chips! If you’re not on the bean chip train yet, you should be! Not only are they filled with extra protein and easier to digest, they actually have some health benefits unlike most normal tortilla chips. Tons of fiber! Non-GMO! Can pronounce all of the ingredients! It’s a win win.

beanfield's variety bean chips

But forreal, the bean chips have such a delicious, real tasting flavoring on them – especially the nacho flavor! It gives it an extra cheesy vibe. Not to mention, you get the taste of beans without actually having the beans on the nachos that ALWAYS FALL OFF ANYWAY.

How to build your Loaded Baked Chicken Nachos:

Spread out your chips – I used a bag of Beanfields Nacho and Pico De Gallo. (Note: Feel free to use any chip of your choice!)

beanfield's bean chips on a baking sheet

Add your baked, shredded chicken.

beanfield's bean chips with shredded chicken

Add lots of cheese!

beanfield's bean chips with chicken and shredded cheese

Bake until bubbly and golden.

loaded baked chicken nachos with melted cheese

Once baked, add on all of your toppings! The world is your oyster when it comes to toppings. You could do my easy homemade salsa! I also added a big scoop of guac, green onions, jalapeños, cilantro and of course, i smothered it in sour cream. If it’s going to be slightly spicy, you know I’m going to need some tangy delicious creamy dairy to pair along with it.

loaded baked chicken nachos with guacamole, jalapeno, cilantro and green onion

The bean chips get deliciously crispy and extra crunchy once they are baked. The chicken remains juicy and it has a kick to it thanks to my favorite Tapatio hot sauce.

loaded baked chicken nacho cheese pull

The cheese is melty and delicious. The toppings are fresh and vibrant. I swear you’re going to want to eat the whole pan by yourself. Because I mean, let’s be honest, you can’t have leftover nachos. They’re just not the same.

loaded baked chicken nachos with a close up on guacamole

These are messy and delightful. Make sure you have tons of paper towels around. These Loaded Baked Chicken Nachos are the perfect appetizer for the big game or if you’re just having a night in with your main squeeze (that can be a significant other or your animal – no discrimination here!)

loaded baked chicken nachos with sour cream and salsa

As always, make sure to tag me on Instagram if you decide to make this recipe! I love seeing your creations. XO – Haylie

Disclaimer: This post is not sponsored by Beanfields but they did gift me these chips. All of my opinions are my own! Thanks for continuing to support me and the brands that I believe in!

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Loaded Baked Chicken Nachos

These Loaded Baked Chicken Nachos are loaded with tons of cheese, fresh veggies and all baked to perfection! They’re messy, delicious and the perfect appetizer!

Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword chicken nachos, loaded baked chicken nachos
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Haylie

Ingredients

  • 2 5.5 oz. bags of tortilla chips (I used Beanfields Nacho and Pico De Gallo flavor)
  • 2 cups mexican flavored shreddded cheese
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 2-3 tbsp Tapatio hot sauce
  • splash olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 2 tbsp taco seasoning
  • optional toppings: guacamole, jalapeno, cilantro, sour cream, salsa, green onion,

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350. Place your chicken breast in a baking dish with a drizzle of olive oil, taco seasoning and salt and pepper. Bake for 30 minutes or until cooked through. 

  2. While waiting, prepare your desired toppings. I did jalapeno, green onion, cilantro, sour cream, salsa, and guacamole. 

  3. Once the chicken is fully cooked, take it out of the oven, shred with two forks. Add the Tapatio hot sauce if desired for spicier chicken. 

  4. Add parchment paper to a large baking sheet. Spread out your chips in a thin even layer. Add a layer of chicken and then cheese. Continue until it's all gone. Bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melty and delicious. 

  5. Once baked, pile on your toppings! Eat immediately while warm and the cheese is gooey! Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Note: You can use rotisserie chicken in this recipe to make it even easier! 

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