Loaded Chicken Totchos

Nachos and tots join forces in this fun and festive loaded Tater Tots™ recipe, perfect for game day. Or any day, really — you’ll catch us cooking up these chicken totchos whenever we need an easy, tasty sheet-pan app to wow a crowd.
Prep 15 Minutes
Total Time 50 Minutes
Servings 8

Ingredient List

  • 1 bag (32 oz) Ore-Ida™ Tater Tots™ Frozen Potatoes
  • 1 can (4 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 packet (.85 oz) Old El Paso™ Chicken Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
  • 1 package (7 oz) Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend
  • 1/4 cup from 1 bottle (9 oz) Old El Paso™ Creamy Salsa Verde Sauce
  • 2 medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, diced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • 1 container (7 oz) Old El Paso™ Crema Mexicana, if desired
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat oven to 450°F. Line large rimmed pan with cooking parchment paper. Place frozen potatoes in pan. Bake as directed on bag, stirring halfway through.
  2. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix chiles, oil, water and taco seasoning mix. Stir in chicken.
  3. Sprinkle potatoes with 1 cup of the cheese; top with chicken mixture. Top with remaining 1 cup cheese. Bake 7 to 9 minutes longer or until cheese is melted and chicken mixture is hot.
  4. Top with sauce, tomatoes and cilantro. Serve with crema Mexicana.

Expert Tips

  • For spicy chicken Tater Tots™ nachos, opt for Old El Paso™ Shredded 3-Pepper Cheese Blend instead of the Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican 4-Cheese Blend.
  • We tested this chicken totchos recipe using deli rotisserie chicken, but any leftover cooked chicken or turkey will work well.
  • To avoid losing any of those tasty toppings, arrange potatoes closely together before adding the cheese and chicken mixture.


  • 1 Serving Calories 400 (Calories from Fat 240);  Total Fat 26g (Saturated Fat 8g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 60mg;  Sodium 1110mg;  Potassium 135mg;  Total Carbohydrate 23g (Dietary Fiber 3g ,Sugars 4g);  Protein 17g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 2%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 20%;  Iron 8%
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch;  1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  1 Very Lean Meat;  1 High-Fat Meat;  3 1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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