Queso Chicken Nachos

In this mouthwatering recipe for chicken nachos with queso, oven-baked nachos are loaded with taco-seasoned chicken and cheese, topped with a double drizzle of Old El Paso™ Creamy Salsa Verde Sauce and Old El Paso™ Creamy Queso Sauce, then finished with fresh tomatoes, green onions and cilantro. Talk about the perfect app or snack!
Prep 15 Minutes
Total Time 25 Minutes
Servings 6

Ingredient List

  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 2 cups shredded deli rotisserie chicken
  • 1 packet (.85 oz) Old El Paso™ Chicken Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 can (4 oz) Old El Paso™ Chopped Green Chiles
  • 8 cups tortilla chips
  • 1 package (7 oz) Old El Paso™ Shredded Mexican Style 4 Cheese Blend
  • 3 tablespoons from 1 bottle (9 oz) Old El Paso™ Creamy Queso Sauce
  • 3 tablespoons from 1 bottle (9 oz) Old El Paso™ Creamy Salsa Verde Sauce
  • 1/2 cup quartered grape tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat oven to 400°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil, and spray with cooking spray.
  2. In 10-inch skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add chicken, taco seasoning mix, water and green chiles; cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until chicken is heated through. Remove from heat.
  3. Spread half of chips evenly in pan. Top chips with half of the chicken mixture; sprinkle 1 cup of the cheese over chicken. Repeat layers.
  4. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until cheese is melted. Drizzle with sauces, and top with tomatoes, green onions and cilantro; serve immediately.

Expert Tips

  • Nachos with queso can get messy, but lining your pan with foil will make for an easy cleanup.
  • Like it spicy? Top your chicken queso nachos with sliced jalapeño chiles for a bit of heat.
  • Fresh pico de gallo is a great alternative topper for your nachos!


  • 1 Serving Calories 480 (Calories from Fat 240);  Total Fat 26g (Saturated Fat 9g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 80mg;  Sodium 1030mg;  Potassium 260mg;  Total Carbohydrate 35g (Dietary Fiber 3g ,Sugars 3g);  Protein 24g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 6%;  Vitamin C 2%;  Calcium 30%;  Iron 15%
  • Exchanges: 1 Starch;  1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  2 Very Lean Meat;  1 High-Fat Meat;  3 1/2 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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