Chicken Enchilada Nachos made with shredded roasted chicken dripping in homemade enchilada sauce!
The story of the "Nacho":
In 1943, I can only imagine the excitement in the kitchen (in a restaurant located in Piedras Negras) when Ignacio "Nacho" Anaya originally created this well-known snack that continues to be popular till this day.
Wives of soldiers came in the restaurant after hours to get a snack and ended up being the first recipients of what we call the nacho. I am sure he had no idea that it would take off into something that would be sold in almost every sports arena nationwide.
Now on to this tasty recipe! Today I bring to you my spin on chicken nachos called the Chicken Enchilada Nachos.
This recipe starts with shredding the chicken. I head to my local grocer and pick up their Pre-Cooked Whole Roasted Chicken. This is a quick and easy dish so we don't need to invest time in roasting our own chicken. The chicken is then placed into the red sauce --- this is where the fun starts.
However, if you have more time to prepare your own chicken, check out my Instant Pot Whole Roasted Chicken recipe.
Next up? You can never go wrong with a great cheese sauce and this cheese sauce recipe does not disappoint. Once you've layered on the cheese, you can now add the toppings. Go for sour cream, pico de gallo, jalapeño, guacamole, etc. Make it your way!
When you're trying to think of some good quick recipes for a game day give these Chicken Enchilada Nachos a try and I think you will enjoy it.
Here are a few more game day recipes you might enjoy:
- Creole Fried Pickles
- Mushroom Swiss Sliders
- Buffalo Chicken Dip
- Grand Crescent Dogs
- Buffalo Chicken Drumettes
- Simply Fried Chicken Wings