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Chicken Nachos Recipe Easy Grande Supreme

This is how to make homemade Chicken Nachos Recipe easy and loaded. It’s an entire stacked grand nachos meal.

Making Chicken Nachos Recipe Easy at Home

This is how to make this homemade authentic Mexican chicken nachos recipe easy that is loaded and stacked. It’s easily a full meal for anyone.

You'll find it very easy and fast to make this incredible Chicken Nachos recipe at home. It has all the most popular ingredients desired and is stacked high when loaded with everything. It's prepared very close to the classic ground beef nachos.
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The sequence of the cooking, heating, and building is one of the main keys for how to make the best chicken nachos recipe tasty. So much is on this, you’ll need to consider adding forks.

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Loaded Chicken Nachos Grande Supreme

Jeff Baygents
You'll find it very easy and fast to make this incredible Chicken Nachos recipe at home. It has all the most popular ingredients desired and is stacked high when loaded with everything. It's prepared very close to the classic ground beef nachos.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 671


Main Ingredients

  • 8 ozs Tortilla Chips
  • 1 lb chicken cooked already: shredded or chopped
  • 1 sweet onion chopped
  • 3 Tbsp. taco seasoning
  • ¼ cup water

Toppings Ingredients

  • 16 oz. refried beans
  • 1 tomato diced
  • 4 tbsp salsa
  • ¾ cup Nacho Cheese (alternative: shredded cheddar cheese)
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 jalapeno sliced, seeds removed


  • Pull apart, shred, or chop up the cooked chicken and add it to a hot skillet/pan. Add in the chopped onion, Taco Seasoning, and water and brown together. Add in oil to assist cooking. Add in more water to add moisture, as needed.
    1 lb chicken, 1 sweet onion, 3 Tbsp. taco seasoning, ¼ cup water
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  • Separately, microwave to heat up the refried beans and Nacho Cheese. Then, microwave some Nacho Chips for about 20-30 seconds or in oven on a cookie sheet for about 3 minutes at 350⁰.
    16 oz. refried beans, 3/4 cup Nacho Cheese, 8 ozs Tortilla Chips
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Building the Individual Servings Plates

  • Add the warmed Nacho Chips to each individual’s plate and spread them out.
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  • Distribute the chicken mixture across the Nacho Chips on each plate.
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  • Next, apply dollops of the refried beans.
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  • Using a large spoon, distribute the Nacho Cheese like "rows" across each plate.
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  • Add the diced tomatoes and salsa as the next layer.
    1 tomato, 4 tbsp salsa
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  • Add dollops of sour cream across each serving.
    1/2 cup sour cream
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  • Add the jalapenos to each plate, as desired. Or, set them aside for self-serving.
    1 jalapeno
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Tips on Making Loaded Chicken Nachos Recipe Grande’ Supreme

Cheese:  If you elected to use shredded Cheddar Cheese, instead of Nacho Cheese, you can usually sprinkle this evenly over the hot, cooked meat while still in the skillet.  This will permit it to melt and still be somewhat evenly distributed when you scoop out each meat mixture’s serving.

Sour Cream:  Some have found using 2 teaspoons makes it easier.  For example, use 1 teaspoon to scoop up some sour cream; then, over the plate, use the 2nd teaspoon to help remove it to distribute it over the Nachos layer.

Jalapenos:  If you’re using fresh jalapenos (instead of from the jar), it’s extremely important to avoid touching on or around your eyes when working with Jalapenos.  You’ll want to wash your hands using soap and water thoroughly when done handling Jalapenos. 

Removing the Jalapeno seeds is generally performed as the seed is the primary source of hotness in the Jalapeno.  In preparations, you cut off the stem side’s head and toss away.  Then, slit the jalapeno lengthwise and, while holding under gentle flowing cold water, remove and discard the seeds.  Cross-cut slices of jalapenos or dice them up in small pieces to prepare for distributed serving on each plate.  Alternatively, if you have those who want the hotness of the Jalapeno with the seeds intact, this is generally served as small slices.

Always use a spoon when applying Jalapenos to a plate.  This encourages a person not to touch it with their hands and reduces the risk of later touching the eyes.

Taco Seasoning:  If you don’t have it on hand, the primary ingredients are Cumin and Chili Powder so you could use a mixture of those, if in a pinch.  At least use the Cumin, as that’s the key desired flavor.

Nacho Chips:  Although I’ve used this recipe multiple ways (and repeated for confirmations before each change), the best idea is to generally avoid using the “scoop” type of Nacho Chips.  However, if you’re setting ingredients aside for actual dipping like an appetizer then, scoops will work.  This recipe is designed as a meal serving.  All types of standard sized Nacho Chips work well such as triangular or round, thick or thin, Corn-based or other.

Double Layering:  For a slightly different experience, you can place one small layer of Nacho Chips on the plate, ensuring no overlap.  Then, very slightly add on 1/2 of a serving’s toppings.  Then, add on a 2nd layer of Nacho Chips (no overlaps), and repeat with the remaining serving’s toppings.

History of this Loaded Chicken Nachos Recipe Grande’ Supreme

While working in Foods Management and residing between Galveston and Houston, Texas, I became exposed to a variety of differing Mexican cuisines and their variety of preparations. Some were “Americanized” for the public and others were more traditional, depending on their clientele.

I experimented with many Nacho-related recipes for many years to shift back and forth between speed of preparation versus maximum savoring in flavors. As an example, I have tried to cook the meat mixture and then just added in the refried beans to save a separate heating step. I also tried adding in the Nacho Cheese as well, all in one skillet. While it still could have been classified as Nachos Grande, it was just kind of Okay. There is absolutely no comparison when you add these ingredients individually heated and separately, as defined in this Chicken Nachos Grande’ Recipe.

In 2021, I tried it with shredded chicken and the Chicken Nachos recipe was great! The flavors are enjoyed both individually and combined. I believe you’ll find a wonderful dining experience with this preparation. If you follow the steps in order, you’ll find this chicken nachos recipe easy.


Now, you know how to make the most Grand Nachos of all. Or, look into our Recipe for Burrito Bowls; it’s easier and healthier than you think. Also, here’s a quick link to making your own Taco Seasoning:  Easy Taco Seasoning Recipe. And, here is the link to the popular classic recipe for Loaded Ground Beef Nachos Grande’ Supreme using Ground Beef. Or, if you’re looking for a change to go Italian with chopped or shredded chicken, try this Broccoli Chicken Quiche recipe.

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