You haven’t had nachos until you’ve made Grilled Chicken Nachos. Grilling provides a crispiness to the chips and a smoky flavor to your fixins. Pile on your favorite nacho toppers and pop it on the grill. You won’t regret it!
It’s been a pretty good 4th of July weekend so far. I worked the day of the 3rd but took off early so we could get to our local parade. Luckily it’s only about 4 blocks from our house. After my son filled half a bag with candy, we headed home. It was a perfect night, so we decided to fire up both the grill and our fire pit when we got home. My husband is an amazing griller, and one thing we hadn’t had for a while was grilled chicken nachos. They’re so good and easy!
- Tortilla chips
- seasoned cubed or shredded chicken or other meat (about 2 cups)
- Mexican blend or other shredded cheese (1-2 cups)
- Other toppings of your choice.
- Salsa or queso for dipping
Todd says the key is the layering and using a pizza stone.
Preheat the grill to medium heat (about 350 degrees).
We season our chicken with taco seasoning and Weber’s Kick’n’ Chicken seasoning.
First put a layer of chips down on the pizza stone, then half of your chicken and cheese. We didn’t have any other toppings on hand, but we often put chopped onions and jalepenos on these. If you do have other toppings, sprinkle some on top of the first layer of cheese.
Then, you do it all again – chips, chicken, cheese, other toppings. Pop it on the grill for 7-10 minutes until cheese is melted and some of the chips start to brown.
Serve with your favorite salsa or queso.
Our patio is one of my favorite things about our house. We have a covered deck and then a cement patio next to it where we have our outdoor dining area and our fire pit.
For the 4th of July, my mother-in-law was in town, and we spent the day at Living History Farms for an “old fashioned” Independence Day celebration. Carter got to try milking a cow and chased chickens! Then we grilled out again for dinner and headed to the fireworks. All-in-all, a great day! Carter and I wore our newly made bleach pen t-shirts.
The 4th of July – the only time parents think it’s okay to let a 4 year old play with fire! The fireworks really are higher up than they appear. They were over a lake and we were pretty far up the hill.
I hope you all had a wonderful holiday!