These Chicken & Chorizo Nachos are packed full of delicious flavours. Crispy tortilla chips covered in melted cheese with heat from the chillies topped with my rich and tasty Slow Cooker Chicken & Chorizo Stew.
Using leftovers to create another delicious dish
My Slow Cooker Chicken & Chorizo Stew has been one of my most popular recipes since I added it to my blog. It is so simple to make and packed with such tasty flavours that I can see why people like it so much!
When you make my Slow Cooker Chicken & Chorizo Stew you might have some left over. If you didn’t want to freeze this for another time, these Chicken & Chorizo Nachos are a great way of using it. It is a great way of making meals go further. This is because you don’t need a huge amount of the stew to make another tasty meal.
Nachos are so simple and delicious
Nachos aren’t fancy or complicated, but they are very tasty! They can be eaten as a meal with maybe some salad or as a starter for more people. They can even be eaten as a snack whilst watching a film. Nachos are very easy to adapt to cater for more or less people so can be great for any occasion.
Nachos aren’t nachos without the toppings! In my opinion you have to have soured cream and a salsa always works nicely. Unfortunately I haven’t taught myself to like Guacamole yet but this would work really well. Check out my sister’s Guacamole recipe.
Adapt these Chicken & Chorizo Nachos to your tastes
You will probably have your own preferred way of making nachos so please feel free to adapt my recipe below. If I left Mr Curly in charge of making these I would worry that he might use a whole block of cheese. Feel free to use more or less cheese depending on your preferences. I used a sweet pointed pepper because this is what I had in the fridge at the time. You can definitely use a normal pepper if you would prefer.
Add as many jalapenos as you like, or leave them out altogether. I have only just found a love for jalapenos. I used to leave them on the side of my plate when I ordered nachos thinking they would be too spicy. Obviously you can leave out the jalapenos if you just want the subtle chilli in the Chicken & Chorizo Stew to flavour the dish.
I always make my nachos in a deep oven proof dish which means I can get at least three layers of tortilla chips. Lots of people prefer to use a shallower dish, almost like a baking tray. I need to try them this way because the crispy golden tortillas on the top layer are my favourite and there would be more of them this way!
Chicken & Chorizo Nachos
These Chicken & Chorizo Nachos are packed full of delicious flavours. Crispy tortilla chips covered in melted cheese with heat from the chilies topped with my rich and tasty Slow Cooker Chicken & Chorizo Stew.
- 200 g lightly salted tortilla chips (1 large bag)
- 1 pointed sweet pepper
- Sliced jalapenos in brine
- 110 g cheese grated
- Half portion of Slow Cooker Chicken & Chorizo Stew
- Soured cream
Preheat the oven to 180ºC (fan assisted, 200°C non fan)
Grate the cheese using a coarse grater and finely slice the pepper
Using an oven proof dish, scatter the tortilla chips to cover the bottom of the dish
Then scatter over some of the grated cheese followed by some of the pepper and as many jalapenos as you would like
Repeat until you have used up all of the tortillas making sure your last layer is cheese
Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until golden and the cheese has melted
While the nachos are in the oven, heat through the Chicken & Chorizo Stew if it isn’t already hot
Once the nachos are nice and golden brown, spoon over the Chicken & Chorizo Stew and add soured cream, salsa and guacamole to your preference
Nutritional information is given as a guide only and my vary.