Chicken nachos is a versatile choice that offers plenty of flavor in a healthy dish that takes less than 20 minutes to prepare and serve. Combine the fresh flavors of tomatoes, cilantro, red bell pepper, sweet corn intermingled with bite size chicken pieces perfectly seasoned with mexican flare.
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into 1/4-inch pieces
1 pkg taco seasoning mix (MYO!)
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/4 c. diced onion
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup)
1 can black beans, drained, rinsed
1 c. whole kernel sweet corn (Frozen or canned) If using canned- DRAIN!)
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (8 oz)
Handful of tortilla chips per person
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional- but really makes the dish!)
In a medium skillet, heat olive oil until hot, add chicken pieces. Cook chicken 3-5 minutes or until no longer pink. Add diced tomatoes, taco seasoning, onion, bell pepper, black beans, whole kernel corn, and half of the cheese. Reduce heat and simmer 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until cheese melts and everything is heated through.
To serve, add a handful of tortilla chips per plate, top with chicken nacho filling, sprinkle with remaining cheese and some cilantro (to your taste preference).
Healthier Version: Serve over a bed of shredded Romaine Lettuce rather than tortilla chips.
Grocery Budget 101 Recipe Breakdown:
olive oil .10
1 1/4 lb boneless skinless chicken breasts @ $1.78lb = $2.22
1 pkg taco seasoning mix (MYO!) = .05 (homemade)
1 can diced tomatoes, undrained = .39 (Aldi’s)
1/2 red bell pepper, chopped (1 cup) = .75
1 can black beans, drained, rinsed = .59 (walmart)
1 c. whole kernel sweet corn (Frozen or canned) If using canned- DRAIN!) =.23 (walmart)
2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend (8 oz) $1.50 (walmart)
tortilla chips per person (uses half a bag in all) $1.00 (walmart)
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional- but really makes the dish!) currently .89 bunch at walmart, uses less than 1/10 of the bunch= .08
This can be made cheaper by purchasing items on sale, of course, or using fresh veggies from the garden.
Total Cost of Recipe $7.70 – feeds 6 ppl easily plus leftovers = $1.28 per Person (At Most!)