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Chicken Fajita Nachos

These Chicken Fajita Nachos are easy and delicious with tender, juicy chicken, bell peppers, onions, tortilla chips, and homemade fajita seasoning, covered in Monterey Jack cheese and baked until melted. This recipe is ready in just 30 minutes. This dish makes a great appetizer, lunch, or amazing date night dinner for two.

Fajita Nachos can also be made with beef, pork, shrimp, lamb, salmon, other types of fish, or just vegetables. Cooking times will vary.

Popular toppings for Nachos

Shredded lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, pico de gallo, refried beans, and diced tomatoes make good toppings or sides to nachos.

Chicken Fajita Chips and Cheese on a baking sheet.
Fajita Chicken Nachos

How to make Chicken Fajita Nachos:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

On a cutting board, slice the onion and bell peppers into small strips. Dice the green onion, if using.

green pepper, red pepper, and onions cut into strips.

Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces or small strips.

boneless chicken cut into strips on a cutting board.

In a large bowl, combine the sliced bell peppers, sliced onions, cilantro, oregano, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, and ground cumin. Toss until coated.

green pepper, red pepper, and onions mixed with fajita seasonings in a bowl.

Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat with the oil.

When the skillet is hot, add in the seasoned veggies.

green pepper, red pepper, and onions mixed with fajita seasonings in a cast iron skillet.

Fry the veggies, stirring often, for about 5 minutes until veggies begin to soften.

Move the veggies to one side and add the chicken to the other half of the pan.

chicken, green pepper, red pepper, and onions mixed with fajita seasonings in a cast iron skillet.

Cook, stirring often but keeping the food separate, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink about 5 minutes.

Stir the chicken and veggies together then drizzle in the lime juice and cook for another 1 – 2 minutes.

chicken, green pepper, red pepper, and onions mixed with fajita seasonings cooking in a cast iron skillet.

Spread the tortilla chips out in a layer on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper or on an oven safe platter.

restaurant style tortilla chips spread out on a baking sheet.

Top the chips with the chicken fajita mixture and the shredded Monterey Jack cheese.

restaurant style tortilla chips topped with chicken, bell peppers, onions, and cheese.

Bake until the cheese is melted, about 5 – 8 minutes.

Garnish the chicken nachos with the sour cream and green onion, if desired.

Fajita Chicken Nachos on a cookie sheet.
Fajita Chicken Nachos for Two
Fajita Chicken Nachos on a cookie sheet.
Yield: Serves 2

Chicken Fajita Nachos

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

These Chicken Fajita Nachos are easy and delicious with tender, juicy chicken, bell peppers, onions, tortilla chips, and homemade fajita seasoning, covered in Monterey Jack cheese and baked until melted. This recipe is ready in just 30 minutes. This dish makes a great appetizer, lunch, or amazing date night dinner for two.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 medium onion
  • 1 small red bell pepper
  • 1 small green bell pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon cooking oil
  • 8 ounces boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 1 teaspoon dried cilantro
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • 1/4 bag restaurant style tortilla chips
  • 8 ounces shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • Optional - Sour cream and green onion (for garnish)

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. On a cutting board, slice the onion and bell peppers into small strips. Dice the green onion, if using.
  3. Cut the chicken into bite-sized pieces or small strips.
    In a large bowl, combine the sliced bell peppers, sliced onions, cilantro, oregano, chili powder, salt, garlic powder, and ground cumin. Toss until coated.
  4. Preheat a cast iron skillet over medium high heat with the oil.
  5. When the skillet is hot, add in the seasoned veggies.
  6. Fry the veggies, stirring often, for about 5 minutes until veggies begin to soften.
  7. Move the veggies to one side and add the chicken to the other half of the pan.
    Cook, stirring often but keeping the food separate, until the chicken is cooked through and no longer pink about 5 minutes.
  8. Stir the chicken and veggies together then drizzle in the lime juice and cook for another 1 – 2 minutes.
  9. Spread the tortilla chips out in a layer on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper or on an oven safe platter.
  10. Top the chips with the chicken fajita mixture and the shredded Monterey Jack cheese.
  11. Bake until the cheese is melted, about 5 - 8 minutes.
  12. Garnish the chicken nachos with the sour cream and green onion, if desired.

Notes

  • Fajita Nachos can also be made with beef, pork, shrimp, lamb, salmon, other types of fish, or just vegetables. Cooking times will vary.
  • Popular toppings and sides include shredded lettuce, sour cream, guacamole, salsa, pico de gallo, refried beans, and diced tomatoes.

Nutrition Information

Yield

2

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 859Total Fat 52gSaturated Fat 25gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 24gCholesterol 201mgSodium 1406mgCarbohydrates 31gFiber 4gSugar 7gProtein 67g

Nutrition information is a guideline only, is calculated automatically by third party software, and absolute accuracy is not guaranteed.

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Chicken Fajita Nachos on a baking sheet.
Chicken Fajita Nachos

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Bonnie

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

I made these for a friend. Brought everything in containers for her to assemble at her house. She loved it. Ate with Sour Cream and Guacamole. Going to make for me now.

Bonnie

Tuesday 31st of May 2022

@Zona, I finally made them for Hubby and I. They were so good. Nachos and a movie. Can't go wrong. Added sour cream and Guacamole. Only used red peppers. Was given some so I made Crock pot stuffed peppers with them. Was nice to come home after Church with food done

Zona

Tuesday 24th of May 2022

Hi Bonnie, what a nice friend you are! I'm glad she enjoyed it and and I'm sure you will also. Thanks for the comment :)

Regina

Monday 23rd of May 2022

These look really good! I love using fresh vegetables when possible.

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