Skillet Nachos with Spicy Salsa Verde Chicken

Sharing our favorite nachos recipe today! My Skillet Nachos with Spicy Salsa Verde Chicken are cheesy, simple to prepare and are great for parties!

Skillet Nachos with Spicy Salsa Verde Chicken

Nachos Recipe

I am thrilled to share my quick fix Skillet Nachos with you today! With just a few ingredients, you’ll have restaurant style nachos on your table in no time. Enjoy! I love cast iron skillet cooking, especially for nachos.  They stay warm for longer when taken out of the oven.  Such a fun appetizer for the whole family and for parties!

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How To Make Nachos

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Place your tortilla chips right into a cast iron skillet. Top with your shredded chicken and spicy salsa verde sauce.

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Top with some black beans.

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Lots and lots of cheese up next!

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There we go 🙂  Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes or until cheese is melted and fabulous.

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Ahhhh, melted nacho goodness. Enjoy!

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Tips For Making The BEST Nachos

  1. Go for thicker, sturdy chips that will hold up well, but beware of super-thick chips, which I feel can tear up the roof your mouth. While I like corn tortilla chips for their flavor and the fact that they’re gluten free, flour or corn is up to you.
  2. Buy cheeses that melt well (cheddar and Monterey Jack are nacho favorites), but make sure you shred them yourself, as pre-shredded cheese can be dried out and filled with anti-clumping agents.
  3. Make sure that you have toppings from each of these categories so that every bite of nachos is exciting. You need depth (meat, chili, beans), freshness (cilantro, onions, scallions, tomatoes, guacamole), and acid (lime juice, salsa, pickled jalapenos).
  4. Make it a goal to have as many ingredients on each chip as possible. To achieve this, put one layer of chips on a baking sheet, then cover with cheese and toppings. Repeat until you’ve used everything up so that every bite is the same from beginning to end. Sprinkle on fresh toppings like cilantro, scallions, tomatoes, and pickled jalapenos on after the nachos come out of the oven.
  5. Sour cream, salsa, and guacamole, should be served on the side. Place them in little bowls with spoons so that people can serve themselves.
Skillet Nachos with Spicy Salsa Verde Chicken

Skillet Nachos with Spicy Salsa Verde Chicken

These Skillet Nachos with Spicy Salsa Verde Chicken are cheesy, easy to prepare, and great for parties!
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 761kcal
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  • 6 cups tortilla chips or enough to fill your skillet
  • 2 cups cooked shredded chicken
  • 1/2 cup salsa verde
  • 2-3 tablespoons Green Pepper Cholula
  • 1 cup black beans from can drained
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Place tortilla chips into a 9 inch cast iron skillet.
  • Place chicken, salsa verde and Cholula into a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook and stir until hot. Spoon evenly over tortilla chips then layer with black beans and cheese.
  • Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and hot. Serve warm.


Calories: 761kcal | Carbohydrates: 84g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 40g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 968mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 479mg | Iron: 4mg
Keywords: baked nachos, cast iron skillet recipes, chicken nachos

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38 Responses
  1. Elizabeth

    These have been a staple in our house for years! One of the first things I thought to make during this time, since everything (minus the toppings!) is shelf-stable.

    I love so many of your recipes Jenny, thank you!

  2. Tamara

    I made these nachos tonight and they were sooooooo good.The only thing I did different was, I used southwestern pinto beans and used white cheddar cheese. I will definitely make this again.


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  6. Natasha of

    This looks scrumptious! Pinning! I know my whole family will love these!

  7. Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake

    I so need these in my life! So cheesy and gooey, perfect for a game day or movie night!

  8. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    Nachos are my go-to weeknight dinner or snack. I love the addition of the green pepper Cholula!

  9. Aimee @ ShugarySweets

    Love skillet nachos. And that hot sauce looks like something the men in my house would love!!

  10. Averie @ Averie Cooks

    Jenny those gooey strings of cheese – now THAT is awesome! I love that these are made in a skillet and love that there’s hot sauce involved! The spicier the better for me 🙂 pinned

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