How to Make Chicken Nachos Grande Supreme at Home
This is how to make homemade Chicken Nachos Grande Supreme that is loaded and stacked. It’s easily a full meal for anyone. The sequence of the cooking, heating, and building is one of the main keys for maximizing flavors. So much is on this, you’ll need to consider adding forks.
Loaded Chicken Nachos Grande Supreme
- 8 ozs Nacho Chips
- 1 lb chicken cooked already: shredded or chopped
- 1 sweet onion chopped
- 3 Tbsp. taco seasoning
- 16 oz. refried beans
- 1 tomato diced
- 4 tbsp salsa
- 3/4 cup Nacho Cheese (alternative: shredded cheddar cheese)
- 1/2 cup sour cream
- 1 jalapeno sliced, seeds removed
- Using cooked or leftover cooked chicken, pull it apart to shred it or chop it up. Then combine is with chopped onion and Taco Seasoning together and brown in skillet. You can optionally add a small amount of oil to help in the browning process. Also, for moisture (and to use less oil), you can add a small amount of water, e.g., one or more tablespoons.
- Separately, in 2 individual microwavable containers, microwave to heat up the refried beans and Nacho Cheese.
- Warm some Nacho Chips in microwave for about 20-30 seconds or in oven on a cookie sheet for about 3 minutes at 350⁰.
Building the Individual Servings Plates
- Add the warmed Nacho Chips to each individual’s plate and spread them out to reduce excessive chips overlap. Proceed (as shown in the following steps) with adding the various toppings, preferably evenly distributed in the order listed.
- Distribute the seasoned, cooked chicken mixture across the Nacho Chips on each plate.
- Across each plate, apply dollops of the warmed refried beans across the chips and chicken mixture. Using a tablespoon might make it easier to distribute somewhat consistently.
- Using a large spoon, distribute the heated Nacho Cheese like "rows" across each plate's top layer.
- Distribute the diced tomatoes and salsa as the next layer.
- Add dollops of sour cream across each serving.
- You can now control the level of jalapenos to distribute across each serving plate. Or, set aside a small bowl and spoon for self serving.
History of this Loaded Chicken Nachos Grande’ Supreme Recipe
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 recipe.
In 2021, I tried it with shredded chicken and clearly these Chicken Nachos were great! The flavors are enjoyed both individually and combined. I believe you’ll find a wonderful dining experience with this preparation.
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