Chris F. Nicholson

Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos

Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos

Ingredients

  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans
  • 1 (2.25-ounce) can sliced black olives
  • 12 ounces sharp cheddar or Monterey jack cheese, or a combination (3 cups shredded)
  • 1 small roma tomato
  • 8 medium scallions
  • 1 small jalapeño
  • 1 pound rotisserie chicken meat (from a 4 to 5-pound chicken)
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 (16-ounce) bag restaurant-style tortilla chips
  • Sour cream, for serving

Directions

  1. Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat the oven to 425°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil.

  2. Prepare the following, keeping them separate: Drain and rinse 1 can black beans. Drain 1 can sliced black olives. Grate 12 ounces sharp cheddar or Monterey jack cheese on the large holes of a box grater (about 3 cups). Chop 1 roma tomato. Thinly slice 8 scallions and 1 small jalapeño.

  3. Shred 1 pound cooked chicken into a medium bowl. Add 1/2 cup salsa and toss to combine.

  4. Build the nachos: arrange about half of a 16-ounce bag of tortilla chips on the baking sheet in an even layer. Top with half of the seasoned chicken and a handful of shredded cheese. Layer the remaining chips on top, followed by the remaining chicken and cheese. Sprinkle with the black beans.

  5. Bake the nachos until the cheese is melted and the chips around the edges are beginning to brown, about 12 minutes. Just before serving, garnish with the black olives, jalapeño, tomato, dollops of sour cream, and scallions.

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