Chicken & Veggie Loaded Nachos
Prep time: 10-15 minutes
Pre-req: Cooked beef, chicken, pork, etc.
Cook time: 15 minutes
Lazy Woman Status: 7/10
When you were a kid, did you ever put nearly an entire bag of tortilla chips on a plate, smother it with shredded cheese, put it in the microwave & then inhale it like nobody's business?
And it was amazing, right?
Let's get all nostalgic-like but remain adult status like a boss with some added veggies & protein.
~1/2 bag tortilla chips, check the ingredients to make sure they're as real & wholesome as possible. I opted for the veggie tortilla chips because hey, a little spinach and beet powder can't hurt, right?
1/2-1 can black or green olives
1 diced tomato
1/2 diced green pepper
1 handful spinach/greens, just because
1-2 generous handfuls of pre-cooked chicken/beef
2-3 TBS canned/jarred salsa
1-2 TBS chopped red onion, finely diced
1-2 handfuls of high-quality shredded cheese (optional)
Ridiculous amounts of guac. Because duh.
Step 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2. Line a baking sheet with foil.
Step 3. Spread out some of those fab chips on the sheet.
Step 4: Add ingredients joyfully. Feel free to play around with different tastes such as:
- Feta, green olives, canned artichokes
- Tomatoes, mozzarella, fresh basil
- Ground beef, bacon, green onion
Step 5: Remember that any meat you add should be PRE-COOKED! Bake your chippies for 10-15 minutes until things become all nice and toasty.
Step 6: Dip in some guac. Because need we say more?