Saturday, 26 December 2015

Chilli Chicken Nachos

If you want a quick, no fuss minimal effort for a snack or starter for a get together then this is the recipe for you. These nachos really are the easiest to make but definitely moreish when it comes to flavour and are a definite crowd pleaser. 

The amount below that I made served just over 10 of us :

2 x 150g Bag of Doritos (I went for the hint of lime flavour)
1x g Bag of grated cheese
1x g Jar of Jalepenos (optional)
Fresh coriander - chopped small handful (optional)
2x g bottle of sala (I used Old El Paso)
smoked paprika 
1kg boneless chicken*
2 medium onions
1 tsp chilli flakes 
1/2 tsp salt

  • Start by chopping your onions, and browning them till softened in a large pan in a little oil.
  • Add the chicken once the onions have softened, and cook the chicken throughly & until lightly browned in colour - mine took about 20 minutes.
  • Add in the salt & 1 level tsp of smoked paprika, chilli flakes, chopped coriander & stir through. Leave to cool.**
  • When ready to serve, take a platter or large plate (making sure it fits in your microwave)***
  • Put the Doritos in the plate, pour half the salsa evenly over the Doritos, and sprinkle over a little cheese.
  • Add some of the chicken next, and a few jalepenos, pour on a little more salsa & another good handful of cheese, finish with a sprinkling of smoked paprika.
  • Put the plate in the microwave on full power for 8-10 minutes - or until the cheese is melted and bubbling .. and tuck in 
  • Serve with Guacamole & Sour cream on the side with extra salsa & jalepenos 

* Instead of chicken breast, I asked my butcher for thigh/ leg meat as this doesn't dry out as much as breast does.

** When the chicken has cooled, pour into colander so that any excess oil can be drained as the last thing you want is the nachos sitting in a pool of oil.

*** You can also put them under the grill if your serving plate/platter won't fit in the microwave.

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