Thursday, September 1, 2011

Chicken Nachos

A few days ago, I found this recipe, for chicken nachos. It looked good to me, and as I've mentioned before, we love Mexican food, so I decided to make it this week. I tweaked the recipe quite a bit, so here's my version. In addition to swithing some ingredients, I don't have a crock pot big enough to cook this in. We had a huge one, but it broke. :( So, all I have is stove-top!

Instead of the canned corn the original recipe called for, I got Rylie to cut two ears of corn off the cob.

Ok, just kidding...we're not quite there yet.

I sauteed the corn in a little butter.

Ok, so maybe I used a lot of butter...

 Anything sauteed in butter makes the final dish better, right? I'm trying to figure out how I can saute the chocolate chips in butter for my cookies...

I added a little salt after the corn had been cooking a few minutes...

I added a large jar of salsa (24 oz, or somewhere around there,) you can use any kind of salsa you want...and adjust the spiciness of the final product as well, with the salsa. I used a mix of mild and medium, so that everyone would eat it!

1 can of green chilies....the original recipe said 2 oz, and I had a 4 oz can, so I did the only reasonable thing and dumped the whole can in. Yummy.

I thought it needed a can of this lime and cilantro Rotel, which I happen to be in love with. It makes everything better. :)

Now, taco seasoning...I added chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, oregano, and basil. I'm still trying to figure out why I added you can leave that one out! You don't have to buy pre-packaged taco seasoning when you have these standard spices on hand! I never measure these anymore, so I had the hardest time writing the recipe out!

Mix all of that up well, and then add 4 chicken breasts.

Mix the chicken with the sauce, cover and simmer for 3 or 4 hours.

I stirred it every 30 minutes or so, to make sure it wasn't sticking and to help break up the chicken. I added a little more salsa a couple times, to keep the consistency I wanted, and to keep it from getting too thick and sticking. Whe we were ready to eat, I made sure all the chicken was shredded and helped it along with a fork. I served it over chips, topped with sour cream, jalapenos, and I was planning on cilantro, but I forgot...I hate when I do that!

Here's the printable recipe! At least, I think that'll work...someone let me know!


  1. It looks yummy! I made something very similar a couple weeks ago. I put chicken in the crockpot. Then added salsa, black beans, corn, onion, garlic, and all those spices! Instead of eating it with chips, we ate it on rice. It was great! All the boys liked it...even the ones that don't normally eat corn.
    As for the printable recipe, when I clicked the link it said page not found, but it had your recipes in the left margin. So I clicked on them there, and the recipes came up! Now I just need some more ink! :(

  2. Yummy! That sounds good too!

    Thanks for the heads up on the link...I think I got it fixed now.

  3. It must be fixed. It came up on my computer.