Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Tasty Tuesday: Chicken Nachos and a secret surprise

It’s Game day, Sunday cookouts, BBQs, poker nights, no main meal dinners. What's cookin' good lookin'? There are some automaatic pulls for peckish meals, but really what do you choose?



How about some tasty nachos loaded with the works. Chicken. Three Different Types of Cheese, Jalapenos. Sour Cream. Chips. And the mystery date-a bread bowl.

Out and about the other day with a friend, we got a peckish and started roaming the neighborhood for something to nibble on. The sun was out and we were both in the mood to take advantage and assume the position of beer and bar treats.

We ordered up the nachos and before you could say hey-oh a plate the size of a Toyota was dropped down on the counter and we dove in for the kill.

I am not sure how anyone else is about their nachos but having burned or cheese sticking to a chip is a major NO NO so it is best to prepare your arteries for the Velveeta (or likewise cheese) induced coma that they will soon endure. While we were devouring the monstrous pile of chips, we hit bread bottom.

There was a bread bowl in the center of the nachos. What is a bread bowl doing in a plate of nachos? At first we both stared at it and then reached for a fork to see if it was a loaf of bread or if it was actually filled with the fixins’. It was, making it a bowl of nacho. I wish I had gotten a picture of that beast.

Let’s give a big tasty yay for having the fixins’ filling this bread bowl so it doesn’t spill over the Toyota but where were the chips? The bread was soggy and doing serious injustice to the art that is a nacho platter. It was the strangest concept for nachos and I want to say this is part of the major NO NO but again I don't know, it kind of worked. And this is the hearty Mid-West.

Lots of Bread. Lots of Potatoes. Lots of Bread in Nachos.

For your Mid-Western pleasure, here’s a nacho recipe (with the bread bowl) for your very own to try out.

Super Deluxe Chicken Nachos

Loaf of sourdough bread
Tortilla chips of liking
1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes with green chile peppers (such as RO*TEL®), drained
1 (1 pound) loaf processed cheese food (such as Velveeta®), cubed
2 large cooked skinless, boneless chicken breast halves, diced
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 cup diced green onion
1/2 cup pico de gallo salsa
2 tablespoons minced jalapeno pepper, or to taste (optional)
1 cup black beans, rinsed and drained
Queso Cheese

Place the diced tomatoes, processed cheese, chicken meat, sour cream, green onion, taco seasoning, and jalapeno pepper into a slow cooker. Cook on High, stirring occasionally until the cheese has melted and the dip is hot, 1 to 2 hours. Stir in the black beans, and cook 15 more minutes to reheat. Pour 3/4 of mixture into breadbowl, place chips around and on top and pour the remainder of cheese mixture on top. Garnish with tomatoes, avocado, shredded queso and jalepenos and green onions.



  1. Go make yourself a darn quesadilla, gosh! or something like that (it's been a long time since I've seen Napoleon Dynamite)

    In all seriousness, that looks really yummy and I bet eating the bread bowl at the end is the best part since it's soaked up everything else :)

  2. @KT:haha! Eat the food! I still love that movie. The bread is fermenting in cheese, by the time you're considering the dough you're on food overload! Oh but it was enjoyable. Now I am craving quesadillas.

  3. Love that movie! We quote that quesadilla line constantly here. And we're addicted to nachos, so this is a winning post :)

  4. Nominated you for award love over on my blog

  5. @Joanna:Gracias! Try this out, it's the intrigue that will get you diving for more.

    @Apryl:Thanks for the blog luvin!Happy Tuesday :)

  6. Those look so delish!!! Saw the picture on Tasty Tuesdays and couldn't resist checking it out!! Thanks for sharing your recipe!

  7. Make yourself some danged quesa-dillas. Thanks, now all the Napoleon Dynamite quotes are in my head :)

  8. @Kassi:Not going to lie-prepare yourself for the volcano of processed cheese!

    @Texa:Ughhhhhh(*insert sound prompt*). Hahahaha, you know you wanted it!

  9. Lovely reads! I found your blog via FTLOB & I'm your newest reader :]
    ~Angel @ www.livinginaperrytale.com

    I am so hungry now! Dang it :]

  10. @Angel:Welcome! Lunchtime couldn't come soon enough, I have been craving proper nachos for the whole week..and a dang quesadilla! Happy friday