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a close up shot of chicken nachos with a tortilla chip and cheddar cheese being pulled out of the skillet

Loaded Chicken Nachos

These loaded chicken nachos are a cheesy and flavor-packed recipe that everyone will go crazy over at parties, gameday, and potlucks! Such a crowd pleaser!
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword loaded chicken nachos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 433kcal
Author Dina from SimplyHomeCooked.com


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 13 oz Tortilla chips
  • 2 cups Shredded chicken
  • 1 tbsp Taco seasoning
  • 3 cups medium cheddar
  • 1 cup Corn
  • 1 can Black beans
  • 1 can Olives
  • 1/2 cup Cherry tomatoes
  • Sour cream to taste
  • 1 Jalapeño sliced
  • 1/4 cup Cilantro chopped


  • Start off by adding 1 tbsp olive oil to a 12-oven-safe safe skillet. Bring the heat to medium and add 2 cups of cooked shredded chicken. Give the chicken a quick stir and add 1 tbsp of taco seasoning. Continue cooking until the chicken is warmed through.
  • Now remove your chicken to a separate bowl and set it aside for later. In the same skillet add an even layer of tortilla chips (about half of a 13 oz bag)
  • Then add 1 cup of the cooked chicken. Now shred 3 cups of medium cheddar and add only 1 1/2 cups on top of the chicken.
  • Next, you’ll add half a can of black beans, half a can of olives, and half a can of corn.
  • Now begin your second layer in the same order: remaining bag of chips, 1 cup of chicken, 1 1/2 cups of cheese, and the second half black beans, olives, and corn. Bake the nachos at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for about 10 minutes until the cheese is melted.
  • Meanwhile, slice up 1 jalapeño, 1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes, and roughly chop 1/4 cup of fresh cilantro. Now top your baked nachos with the sliced tomatoes, Jalapeños, sour cream, and chopped cilantro. Enjoy the nachos while they are warm.



Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 493mg | Potassium: 202mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 585IU | Vitamin C: 3.5mg | Calcium: 386mg | Iron: 1.5mg