Slow Cooker Chicken Nachos – This crockpot chicken nachos is loaded with juicy, shredded chicken, vibrant veggies, and melty cheese, all slow-cooked to perfection in your trusty crockpot.
Why You’ll Love This Recipe
Effortless – Toss in a few ingredients, set it, and forget it. Let your slow cooker do the heavy lifting while you catch up on emails or cheer on your favorite team.
Flavor Explosion – We’re talking taco-seasoned chicken, smoky chipotle peppers, and fresh cilantro for a fiesta in your mouth. Customize it with your favorite toppings – think jalapenos, black beans, or even a dollop of guacamole.
Slow Cooked Chicken Nachos – Tips And Tricks
Spice it up – Add a pinch of cayenne pepper or a drizzle of sriracha for a kick.
Get cheesy – Experiment with different types of cheese, like Monterey Jack, cheddar, or even a sprinkle of cotija for a salty touch.
Veggie power – Don’t limit yourself to the classics! Chopped onions, zucchini, or even roasted sweet potatoes add depth and flavor.
Don’t forget the toppings – Fresh cilantro, chopped red onion, sliced avocado, and a dollop of sour cream are nacho essentials.
BBQ Chicken Nachos – Swap the taco seasoning for your favorite BBQ sauce and add a dollop of coleslaw for a tangy twist.
Spicy Black Bean Nachos – Go meatless with black beans and corn, and kick up the heat with chopped jalapenos and a sprinkle of chili powder.
Mediterranean Nachos – Ditch the chips and use pita bread instead. Top with hummus, grilled chicken, roasted vegetables, and crumbled feta cheese for a healthy and flavorful twist.
Buffalo Chicken Nachos – Mix buffalo sauce with the shredded chicken for a spicy twist. Top with crumbled blue cheese and celery sticks.
Bonus Tip – For a cheesy pull, sprinkle shredded mozzarella cheese on top of the nachos just before serving. It will melt into gooey goodness that stretches with every bite!
How to Serve this best slow cooker creamy chicken nachos?
Appetizer – Serve a small portion of nachos on individual plates for a satisfying starter.
Main Course – Pile high on a platter and let everyone dig in! Add a side of rice or beans for a more complete meal.
Party Time – Set up a nacho bar with all the toppings and let your guests go wild! It’s a fun and interactive way to feed a crowd.
Slow Cooker Chicken Nachos – FAQs
What kind of chicken can I use?
Boneless, skinless chicken breasts or thighs work best. Feel free to chop them up before adding them to the slow cooker, or shred them later for a pulled chicken effect.
Can I make this vegetarian?
Absolutely! Swap the chicken for black beans or lentils, and add extra veggies like bell peppers or corn.
What slow cooker setting should I use?
Low for 6-8 hours or high for 3-4 hours will get you perfectly tender chicken. Remember, cooking times can vary depending on your slow cooker model.
How do I prevent the chips from getting soggy?
Assemble the nachos just before serving to maintain their crispness. You can also layer the chips, toppings, and cheese, then broil for a few minutes to melt the cheese without overcooking the chips.
- 2 lbs. chicken breasts, boneless, skinless
- 1-ounce packet of taco seasoning
- 16 ounces salsa, (1 jar)
- 8 ounces tortilla chips
- 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
- Sliced green onions
- Jalapeno peppers
- Sliced black olives
- Sour cream
- In a slow cooker, place the chicken breasts into the bottom. Add taco seasoning, and salsa over top.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 4-6 hours or on HIGH for 2-3 hours.
- Open the lid, take out the chicken, shred it with 2 forks, and put it back in the slow cooker. Cover with a lid to keep it warm.
- Take a serving plate, and place the tortillas. Add chicken from the crockpot then top with shredded cheese and let it melt.
- Garnish with your favorite toppings.
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Amount Per Serving Calories 515Total Fat 24gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 13gCholesterol 125mgSodium 1074mgCarbohydrates 29gFiber 5gSugar 4gProtein 45g
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