Chicken nachos make a quick and delicious meal! Serve for a weeknight supper or when entertaining on game day! These nachos are a family favorite!

Chicken Nachos Recipe from

Looking for a super simple, quick meal that everyone loves?

Well, these chicken nachos definitely fit that bill, as my Daddy would say.

Made with tortilla chips, shredded chicken, beans, queso, salsa, and cheeses, these nachos are packed with flavor. I love to also top them with slices of jalapeno, but you can easily customize with your own favorite toppings. Sour cream and avocados are also absolutely delicious. 

For the chicken, you can use chicken that you’ve cooked in the slow cooker and shredded, chicken that you’ve roasted in the oven, grilled, smoked, or you can shred rotisserie chicken that you pick up from the deli at the grocery store like I did in this recipe. There’s no shame in that game! Ha!

While there is plenty of flavor in these chicken nachos, I like to leave the chicken without a whole lot of spices to it. I guess it the Mama in me, but I like to make sure that even those who aren’t fans of spicy foods will enjoy these nachos since you can customize the toppings to your preferences.

These chicken nachos are on the table in less than 10 minutes, but if you decide to roast your chicken as you are preparing these nachos, just add time for that step as well.

Okay, so. Let’s get to it.

Here’s the recipe for my super-quick chicken nachos. I think you’ll love them!

Chicken Nachos Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Chicken nachos make a quick and delicious meal! Serve for a weeknight supper or when entertaining on game day! These nachos are a family favorite!
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 2 cups tortilla chips
  • 2 cups chicken breast, cooked and shredded
  • 2 cups queso recipe
  • 1 (10-ounce) can black beans, drained and rinsed
  • salsa recipe

Optional Toppings


  • Preheat oven to 350º F.
  • Layer 1/2 tortilla chips, chicken, queso, and black beans in a large skillet or on a large oven-safe platter. Top with remaining chips, chicken, queso and black beans. Place in oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and top with salsa and preferred toppings.


Calories: 421kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 87mg | Sodium: 1355mg | Potassium: 519mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 64IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 417mg | Iron: 2.02mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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Recipe Review


  1. You had me at the word QUESO. I love how versatile nachos are. Pile of chips…with everythang on top! 😉 This variation looks great as a weeknight family dinner. Adding it to our rotation soon. Thanks!