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Chipotle Braised Chicken Nachos

Slow cooked chicken, braised in cider beer, chipotle peppers, and enchilada sauce, then layered with tortilla chips, topped with two cheeses, baked in the oven until melty and perfect, and finished with avocado salsa. Equally as great for entertaining as they are for a fun dinner at home.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Total Time1 hr
Calories: 359kcal


Avocado Salsa

  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 jalapeƱo, seeded and chopped
  • juice of 1 lime
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
  • kosher salt


  • 1. In a medium bowl, combine the chicken, 1 tablespoon olive oil, garlic, chipotle peppers, paprika, honey, and a pinch of salt. Toss well to combine, making sure all the chicken gets coated in seasonings.
    2. Heat the remaining olive oil in a large brasier or dutch oven over medium high heat. When the oil shimmers, add the chicken and sear on both sides, about 2-4 minutes per side. Reduce the heat to low and pour in the beer and 1/2 cup enchilada sauce, partially cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until the chicken is tender and cooked through.
    3. Shred the chicken with 2 forks and continue to cook another 5 minutes or until the sauce thickens around the chicken. If desired, add the remaining 1/4 cup enchilada sauce. Remove from the heat. 
    4. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
    5. To assemble, layer the chips, chicken, and cheeses on the prepared baking sheet in an even layer, being sure to not over crowd the pan. Transfer to the oven and bake for 10 minutes or until the cheese is melted. 
    6. Meanwhile, make the avocado salsa. In a medium bowl, combine all ingredients. 
    7. Top the nachos with the avocado salsa. Serve immediately. Enjoy! 


Calories: 359kcal