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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
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: baked nachos, best nacho recipe, best nachos, cast iron skillet cookie, cast iron skillet recipe, cast iron skillet recipes, chicken nachos, chicken skillet recipe, mexican nachos, nachos, nachos recipe, oven baked nachos, skillet nachos
Servings: 6
Calories: 761 kcal
  • 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
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Place tortilla chips into a 9 inch cast iron skillet.
  3. 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.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes, or until cheese is melted and hot. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Skillet Nachos with Spicy Salsa Verde Chicken
Amount Per Serving
Calories 761 Calories from Fat 360
% Daily Value*
Fat 40g62%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 40mg13%
Sodium 968mg42%
Potassium 430mg12%
Carbohydrates 84g28%
Fiber 9g38%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 21g42%
Vitamin A 495IU10%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 479mg48%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  1. 1

    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

  2. 2

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

  3. 3

    I’m always in for nachos and love that gooey stringy cheese shot!

  4. 4

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

  5. 5
    marla says:

    Love these nachos Jenny! Especially with all that CHEESE!!

  6. 6

    nachos are my soul food! love this, Jenny!

  7. 7
    Maria says:

    I am always in the mood for nachos!

  8. 8

    I am drooling!! Love that you used cholula – we grew up on that!

  9. 9

    Perfect nachos! I’m hungry now!

  10. 10
    Amanda says:

    My new go-to nacho recipe! Love it 🙂 xoxo

  11. 11

    That cheese totally convinced me. WOW!! Dying.

  12. 12

    I am ready to party with these nachos, Jenny!

  13. 13
    naomi says:

    This is the kind of dish my family would love!

  14. 14

    These are right up my alley, love them!

  15. 15

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

  16. 16
    Gaby says:

    I just have to have these! Amazing!

  17. 17

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

  18. 18

    My family would go nuts for these nachos!

  19. 19
    Karen says:

    Oh my, just what I was looking for…thank you!

  20. 20

    Yum! I’m a fan off all that stringy,warm cheese 🙂

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  22. 22
    Lindsay says:

    Such mouth watering goodness!

  23. 23
    jessicashine says:

    This is amazingly useful.. Thanks for this share.. !!!

  24. 24
    Monica says:

    Is the Salsa Verda something you buy?

  25. 25

    It’s really good. I made for the family and everyone loved it.
    I published in my blog with the reference to yours.

  26. 26
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  29. 29
    Tamara says:

    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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