Rotisserie chicken nachos are one of those treats that you can enjoy as a snack or a quick dinner. I love the fact that I can typically get one more thing out of those amazing chickens I get at the Costco deli. They’re seasoned to perfection and fully cooked, so they save me a ton of time in the kitchen.
My husband sometimes teases me and asks what kind of chicken we’re having for supper. In his defense, he’s often right about the fact that we eat it a lot—especially after one of my warehouse shopping trips.
It’s just so easy because I don’t have to cook it, and it is consistently delicious. I usually bring the chicken home and pull all of the meat off the bone. Then I divide it into portions to freeze. If you need instructions for how to do this, go here: How to Freeze Rotisserie Chicken.
Versatility of Rotisserie Chicken
After you get your chicken, you might want to cut some off and add barbecue of any other flavor of sauce. The next day, you might have this delicious Mediterranean salad with chicken.
After that, you can make this chicken and rice casserole.
On the last day, there might be slim pickings. So pluck as much as you can off the bone and enjoy these rotisserie chicken nachos with what’s left.
Another thing you can do is to pull all of the chicken off the bone as soon as you get it home. You can divide it into servings and store it in zip lock bags.
Put the ones you’ll be using soon in the refrigerator and freeze the rest. Don’t forget to jot the date on the bag with a Sharpie so you know how fresh it is.
These chicken nachos are absolutely scrumptious. I love the fact that they’re quick to make, and we almost always have the ingredients on hand.
Although you can put whatever you want on nachos, we have some favorites. I’ve experimented with a lot of ingredients. In addition to the chicken, we like black olives, jalapenos, shredded cheese and salsa.
Sometimes I add mushrooms or a different type of olives. You might also like beans.
I’ve added black beans and refried beans from a can, but I think any beans would be good. For additional nutrition, you can add chopped tomatoes and shredded lettuce after you put it on the plate.
How to Assemble Rotisserie Chicken Nachos
Since there isn’t much cooking involved, I call this an assembly meal. It’s super easy, and at the end, all you have to do is slide it into the oven to melt the cheese.
First, put the chips on a baking pan. You don’t have to worry about greasing it or spraying it with nonstick spray.
Next, scatter chopped pieces of chicken over the chips. I like to make sure every chip has at least one piece of chicken on it. More is actually better.
After that, I add sliced jalapeños, making sure to get some on most of the chips.
Next, put some olive slices over the chips. You can use as many as you like.
Finally, sprinkle some shredded cheese over everything. I use whatever kind of cheese I happen to have. It’s typically either cheddar or Colby jack cheese.
Slide the pan into the oven to melt the cheese. It only takes a few minutes.
You can either put all of the nachos on a single serving plate so people can help themselves, or you can put them on individual plates. It all depends on whether this is a meal or snack.
Benefits of Chicken
One of the reasons I enjoy chicken so much is that it’s versatile and works with quite a few different seasonings. Here are more benefits of chicken:
- It’s packed with protein, which you need for your muscles.
- Chicken is an excellent source of B vitamins that are needed throughout your body for good health.
- It has other essential nutrients, such as vitamin A, vitamin D, potassium, phosphorous, and much more.
- When you put it in soup, it helps relieve the congestion from colds and flu.
More Delicious Dishes with Rotisserie Chicken
There is no end to what you can do with rotisserie chickens. If you’re in the mood for Italian flavors, try this delicious Italian chicken zucchini casserole.
Another one we like is this chicken pot pie. You can use whatever type of crust you prefer, but I have to make it with a gluten-free crust.
If you need something for a lunchbox, you can always make this basic chicken salad for sandwiches or wraps. It’s up to you whether or not you want to add other ingredients. Some delicious add-ons include cut grapes, raisins, and chopped nuts.
- 1/4 family size bag of corn chips
- 1 cup of shredded chicken
- 1/2 cup of sliced black olives
- 1/4 cup of sliced or chopped jalapeños
- 1 cup of shredded cheese
- 1/2 cup of salsa
- Preheat oven to 350. Place corn chips on a baking sheet and spread them out so they’re in a single layer.
- Evenly distribute the shredded chicken over the chips.
- Add the jalapenos and olives, making sure most of the chips have at least one of them.
- Sprinkle the shredded cheese over the other toppings.
- Place in the oven for approximately 5 minutes, until the cheese melts.
- Remove from the oven and serve with salsa.
Add other toppings according to your taste. Some good ones are green olives, mushrooms, other types of peppers, and beans.
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Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 244Total Fat 16gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 8gCholesterol 53mgSodium 601mgCarbohydrates 10gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 16g
The nutrition information is a product of online calculators. I try to provide true and accurate information, but these numbers are estimates.