Baked Chicken Nachos

Crunchy, crispy corn tortillas are layered with shredded chicken, red onion, cheese and a creamy green chile sauce then baked until hot and bubbly to make these deliciously satisfying baked nachos. Nachos in a casserole.

I love how the tortillas are part crunchy, part soft, along with the the little zing from the green chiles mingled with the smokiness of the spices.

It’s a snack, a dinner, a brunch, appetizer… it can be anything, anytime!

Casseroles are notoriously versatile and this one is no different. Black beans, corn, salsa, tomatoes, olives; whatever your little heart desires can be layered in here.

As for me, I like it as is, with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkling of green onions over top.

Baked Chicken Nachos

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Baked Chicken Nachos

Corn tortillas are layered with shredded chicken, red onion, cheese and a creamy green chile sauce then baked until hot and bubbly.


1 + 1/2 cups low-sodium chicken broth
1 + 1/2 cups sour cream, plus more for serving
2 cans (4 ounce) green chiles
1 + 1/2 teaspoon chile powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
coarse salt and fresh black pepper
about 6 ounces tortilla chips
2 - 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken (like Rotisserie)
1 small red onion, diced
12 ounces extra sharp white cheddar cheese, shredded
green onion, for serving


  1. In a medium bowl whisk together 1 can chicken broth, sour cream, green chiles with their juices, chile powder, oregano, and paprika until well combined. Season well with salt and pepper.
  2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Grease a deep-sided 8×8 inch casserole pan or a 9×13 inch.
  3. Line the bottom of the pan with a double layer of tortilla chips. Cover evenly with half of the chicken, sprinkle half the onions over top and ladle half of the sauce over all of it. Sprinkle with half the cheese.
  4. Repeat process beginning with another layer of tortillas, then chicken, onion, sauce and cheese.
  5. Bake for 25 minutes. Serve immediately with sour cream and chopped green onion.


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  1. ashley @ ashley&apos says

    Yummy! My husband and I were just discussing yesterday that we needed a good Mexican food style casserole to make soon. Looks like this could be it!

  2. Monet says

    All you had to say was "kind of like baked nachos". I'm sold! This looks like such a delicious meal. I know that Ryan and I would love it. Thank you for sharing your recipe with me…I hope you have a great Tuesday…I'm already ready for the weekend :-)

  3. Ashley says

    Would love to know your recommended servings for the dish. Would this dish feed four? Six?

  4. BeadedTail says

    That's got just about all my favorites in there! Looks so satisfying and delicious!Hugs and headbutts to Moon!

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