We had leftover roasted chicken in the fridge and a busy week, so we thought, why not invite friends over and have a nacho and margarita party? Tyler Florence has a fantastic recipe for roasted chicken nachos with green chili-cheese sauce that we have made before. We needed a slightly quicker meal, so we made some minor adjustments. This is a great recipe to make with a rotisserie chicken or leftovers.
Chicken Nachos with Green Chili-Cheese Sauce
1 roasted chicken, shredded
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup flour
2 cups chicken stock
4 cups shredded cheese (pepper jack and Mexican blend)
1 jar tomatillo salsa
1 bag tortilla chips (We like Casa Sanchez. The thicker chips hold up better.)
2 jalapeños, sliced thin
1 can of Hatch green chilis
1 can sliced black olives
1 pint cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
handful of cilantro, chopped
Fage Greek yogurt
Heat oven to 350 degrees F.
Melt butter over medium heat. Once melted make a roux by slowly sprinkling the flour into the butter and whisking until fully blended. Cook about 3 minutes to get the floury taste out. Slowly add the chicken stock a little at a time and whisk in so that you have a thick sauce. If it’s too thick you can always whisk in more chicken stock. Switch to a spatula and mix in the cheese and finally about 1/2 cup of the tomatillo salsa. Set aside.
In a high sided pan or oven-proof dish layer chips (just enough to cover the bottom of the pan), chicken, cheese mixture, jalapeños, tomatoes, olives, green chilis, and cilantro. You should be able to get about 3 layers. Place in the oven and bake for about 10-15 minutes. Enough to heat everything through. Use the yogurt, remaining salsa, and any other toppings you like to serve.
Get Recipe: Roasted Chicken Nachos with Green Chili-Cheese Sauce by Tyler Florence and JoAnn Cianciulli via Food Network
I love the variety of hatch, jalapeño and tomatillo salsa in this! My kind of dinner right there!
Nachos might be my favorite food, this looks great!
Um.. Yes PLEASE!! Nachos are one of my top weaknesses… now add green chili sauce??? Excellent recipe!!
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