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Chipotle Chicken Nachos with Jalapeño Yogurt, plus all the toppings. Because loaded nachos are the only way to go. Ground chicken seasoned with a smoky chipotle chili spice mix, blended with sweet potato and black beans, then layered onto chips with just a little cheese. They’re crunchy, spicy (but not too spicy), and cheesy. Top with creamy jalapeño yogurt and your favorite toppings. These tacos come together in minutes and are so delicious.

Chipotle Chicken Nachos with Jalapeño Yogurt |

I know, it’s Healthy January, and over here we’re eating nachos…but balance is everything. And in my honest opinion, these nachos aren’t “un-healthy”. They might not be a salad or green juice, but they’re protein and veggie packed. And they’re made with simple swaps that make them perfectly acceptable for January!

Plus, above all else, they’re just delicious!

I made these a week or so ago. What inspired them I have no idea. Nachos have always been one of those dishes I’ve avoided sharing on the site. Simply because photographing cheesy chips is pretty hard. They might look good coming out of the oven. But put avocado on top and let them sit 5 minutes and they become very tricky to make look delicious.

For whatever reason, something inside me just wanted to make nachos. They sounded fun and delicious, plus I thought we could make them a bit “lighter” for January!!

And they turned out so DELICIOUS. Simple and quick to make, these nachos are a great appetizer or dinner that everyone will love.

Chipotle Chicken Nachos with Jalapeño Yogurt |

Here are the details

I used my favorite taco seasoning mix and some ground chicken. But you could easily use ground turkey or beef, it’s the homemade seasoning that’s key.

I use a mix of chipotle chili powder and regular chili powder with lots of paprika.

To bump up the vegetables, I threw in a sweet potato, which I love together with the spices. At the end, I add some black beans.

For the chips, I love using whole foods organic tortillas with sea salt. They’re made simply with corn flour and salt, no other ingredients. I layer the chips with a bit of a Mexican cheese blend (pepper jack, cheddar, and monterey), then add the meat, and finish with a little more cheese.

You can, of course, use as little or as much cheese as you’d like here!

Then bake! These nachos are in the oven for less than 30 minutes.

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The jalapeño yogurt

Most nachos are topped with sour cream, but this jalapeño yogurt is just as delicious, if not more so.

I used fresh jalapeños, plenty of lime, and whole milk greek yogurt to create an extra creamy, tangy, and yummy sauce.

Top the nachos with lots of that yogurt. Then I like to add mashed avocado with lime and sea salt, plenty of cilantro, green onions, and fresh or pickled jalapeños.

The key to nachos is to eat them immediately after baking, so don’t let these sit. As soon as you take them out, top with salsa, eat, and enjoy! These nachos will be fun for the weekend and, of course, the upcoming super bowl too!

Chipotle Chicken Nachos with Jalapeño Yogurt |

Looking for more game day recipes? Here are a few to try:

Sheet Pan Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Spinach and Artichoke Stuffed Soft Pretzels

Fried Buffalo Goat Cheese Balls

Baked Buffalo Chicken Egg Rolls with Cilantro Lime Ranch

Lastly, if you make this Chipotle Chicken Nachos with Jalapeño Yogurt, be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! Above all, I love to hear from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every comment. And of course, if you do make this recipe, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram! Looking through the photos of recipes you all have made is my favorite!

Chipotle Chicken Nachos with Jalapeño Yogurt

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories Per Serving: 904 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Preheat the oven to 425° F.
    2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over high heat. Add the chicken, sweet potato, and onion. Cook, breaking up the meat as it cooks until the chicken is browned, about 5 minutes. Add the chipotle chili powder, paprika, chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, and salt. Add 3/4 cup water. Reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the sauce has thickened slightly around the chicken, about 10 minutes. Stir in the black beans.
    3. Arrange the chips in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle half of the cheese over the chips and spoon the chicken over top. Add the remaining cheese. Bake for 10-15 minutes or until the cheese has melted.
    4. Meanwhile, make the yogurt. Combine all ingredients in a bowl. Season with a pinch of sea salt.
    5. Serve the nachos hot out of the oven topped with yogurt, avocado, cilantro, onions, and lime juice.
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    1. Hey Amanda,
      Happy Wednesday! I love to hear that this recipe was enjoyed, thanks so much for making it and sharing your feedback! xx

    1. Hey Jessica,
      Fantastic!! So glad to hear that you enjoyed this recipe, thanks so much for trying it out! Have a great weekend! xx

  1. 5 stars
    These were delicious! I wasn’t sure about the sweet potato in the dish but it makes it. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

    1. Hi Jennifer,
      I truly appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xx

  2. 5 stars
    We make these all the time and add your cilantro lime ranch recipe to the mix for extra pizazz. These are sooooo easy to modify for extra veggies or spices or whatever your little healthy/unhealthy heart desires. For instance, we used roasted sweet potato slices once instead of chips and it was SOOO GOOOD. Delicious just as the recipe is too. ❤️

    1. Hi Janae,
      Thanks so much for making this dish and sharing your review, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed! Have a great weekend:) xx

      1. Hey Dawn,
        Happy Wednesday! ❄️ I appreciate you making this recipe and sharing your feedback, so glad to hear it turned out well for you! xT

  3. 5 stars
    These look incredible! Any chance I could use shredded rotisserie chicken here? If so, what would you suggest as far as following through with the recipe instructions? Can’t wait to sink my teeth into these! Yum!!

    1. Hi Alexander,
      Sure, that would be okay to use, I would cook the onion and sweet potato as directed and then add the seasonings with the chicken and skip the water:) I hope you love the recipe! xx

  4. I made this for marital.Friday. My wife and I have margarita Friday every week and it’s up to me to supply the appetizers. Today I made this.I’m so happy my son said I used this website.I made this and it looked the actual the picture and my wife can’t stop talking about the spices. THANKS

    1. Hi Larry,
      Happy Monday!! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a go, I am so glad it was a winner:) Have the best week! xx

    1. Hey Hailey,
      Happy Friday!! Thanks a bunch for trying this recipe and sharing your review. I love that it was enjoyed!! Happy 4th of July weekend!??

    1. Hey Briona,
      Perfect!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a go, I am thrilled to hear that it was a winner! Have the best week!? xT

  5. 5 stars
    These nachos are so delicious! We made them for the super bowl and they were gone in no time! I can’t wait to make them again.

    1. Hi Carol,
      Happy Wednesday!! Thanks a lot for giving this recipe a try, I am so glad to hear it was enjoyed! xT

  6. 5 stars
    If I could give these nachos more than 5 stars, I would. I fhave made these almost every weekend this year! They are a HUGE hit for everyone – friends and family (kids too!!!) all love them. I’ve also made extra topping and put it on my salads for lunches during the week. Awesome recipe!

  7. 5 stars
    Perfection! So incredibly delicious. The sweet potatoes worked so well. I used sour cream instead of Greek yogurt, but kept everything else the same. Yum!!!!

    1. Hey Katie,
      Happy Sunday!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  8. 5 stars
    Bummed that the grocery store forgot my sweet potato, but even without these nachos were delicious! Will definitely make them again and looking forward to that sweet potato! Thanks for another winning recipe, Tieghan!

    1. Hey Stephanie,
      Happy Sunday!! Thanks so much for giving this recipe a try, I love to hear that it was enjoyed!! xTieghan

  9. Absolutely delicious and a HUGE hit at my Super Bowl party this past weekend! Will definitely be saving and making again!

  10. 5 stars
    I made these for the Super Bowl. Bit hit! The spices, coupled with the ingredients, were great. Delicious and healthier than customary nachos. Thank you!