I am not a corn-tortilla type of gal, but I needed them for one recipe so I had to make use of the rest of them. I found they make the PERFECT tortilla chips, as we all know. They are SOO easy to make at home that it’s ridiculous. Use for chips and dip, a more simplified nacho recipe, or this more ‘supreme’ nacho recipe. Either way, if it’s chips and cheese you can’t go wrong.
- 1 Chicken Breast
- 1 Chipotle in Adobo Sauce
- 1/2 Onion, Chopped
- 1 Jalapeño pepper, diced
- 2 TSP Chili Powder
- 1 TSP Cumin
- 1 Tomato, diced
- 1 Handful Fresh Cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 Onion, diced
- 1/2 Lime Juice, squeezed
- 4 TBSP Butter
- 2 TBSP Flour
- 1 Cup Whole Milk
- 2 1/2 Cups Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 2 TBSP Chili Powder
- 1 TBSP Hot Sauce
- 4 Corn Tortillas
- Refried Beans
- Sour Cream
- Olive Oil
Let Get Cookin’
I am using my air-fryer but you can also use your oven. Either one you use you need to preheat it to 375F.
Cut your tortillas into quarters, should get about 16 individual chips.
If using the air fryer, do small batches of the chips. For the first batch, lightly drizzle olive oil and cook for 15 minutes, about 7 minutes in, and shake the basket. Cook for longer if needed, until crispy. Continue with the rest of the batches, but you will not need more oil. Salt when done
If cooking in the oven: lightly drizzle with olive oil, and cook for about 20-25 minutes or until crispy. Salt when done.
For the chicken: preheat the oven to 375F and line a baking sheet with parchment.
Season the chicken breast with salt + pepper + cumin + chili powder. Top with onions + peppers + chili. Drizzle with olive oil. Cook for 25 minutes. Once cooled, shred the chicken and chili with two forks.
While the chicken is cooking make the salsa and cheese sauce.
For the salsa: dice all of the ingredients and place into a small bowl. Add in the lime juice + salt and stir. Set aside.
For the cheese sauce: in a pot add in the butter and let melt. Then add in the flour and stir to combine. Once it’s made a paste, turn the heat on low and add in the milk. Continue to stir until combined. Once the rue is combined with the milk, add in the cheese one cup at a time. Remove from heat and continue to stir until all combined. Add in the hot sauce + chili powder + salt + pepper.
To build your nachos: start with chips + chicken + refried beans + cheese + salsa + lettuce + sour cream
Enjoy by yourself, or triple the batch and enjoy with friends for a football game.
Made with Love,