Chicken & Chorizo Nachos

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! 

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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. 

Course Appetizer, Snack, Dinner
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword Chicken, Chorizo, Nachos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 420 kcal


  • 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

To serve

  • Soured cream
  • Salsa
  • Guacamole


  1. Preheat the oven to 180ºC (fan assisted, 200°C non fan)

  2. Grate the cheese using a coarse grater and finely slice the pepper
  3. Using an oven proof dish, scatter the tortilla chips to cover the bottom of the dish

  4. Then scatter over some of the grated cheese followed by some of the pepper and as many jalapenos as you would like

  5. Repeat until you have used up all of the tortillas making sure your last layer is cheese
  6. Bake in the oven for 10-15 minutes until golden and the cheese has melted

  7. While the nachos are in the oven, heat through the Chicken & Chorizo Stew if it isn’t already hot

  8. Once the nachos are nice and golden brown, spoon over the Chicken & Chorizo Stew and add soured cream, salsa and guacamole to your preference 

Recipe Notes

Nutritional information is given as a guide only and my vary.

Nutrition Facts
Chicken & Chorizo Nachos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 420 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 29mg10%
Sodium 171mg7%
Potassium 27mg1%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 276IU6%
Calcium 198mg20%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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12 thoughts on “Chicken & Chorizo Nachos

  1. Amanda

    Carbs and cheese and spice, literally the best comfort combo for this terrible weather! I’m gonna have to get on this asap! 🙂 xo

  2. Michelle Frank | Flipped-Out Food

    I could practically taste these just looking at your photos! My hubster would DEFINITELY use a whole block of cheese if I let him make this recipe, so I’d better take the reins here! Now that it’s baseball season, I’m pinning recipes to eat while we watch. This is going to the top of my list! #cookblogshare

  3. Ginger

    What a great way to serve up chorizo! A real flavour explosion 🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing these with us at Fiesta Friday, it’s the perfect party food!
    Have a lovely weekend,
    Ginger x

  4. Corina Blum

    This sounds like a brilliant way to use up the leftovers of your chicken and chorizo stew. I love the flavours in it and I know I almost made it once. Thanks for sharing with #CookOnceEatTwice!

  5. Jessica

    I love that you’ve been inspired by another dish of yours to make this one! Fabio would definitely be like your husband in terms of cheese! Although I do love cheese….yum! Thanks for linking up to my World Food linky! x

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