Chili’s Classic Nachos Copycat Recipe

Chili’s Classic Nachos Copycat Recipe

As an avid nacho eater, one of the biggest issues I have with eating nachos is encountering those sad plain chips at the bottom of the pile with no toppings. Luckily, Chili’s Restaurant decided to be proactive about this issue and put on their menu one of my favorite dishes, their “Classic Nachos with Fajita Chicken”. It is so great, I order it every time and you all need to know about it, so I am posting this Chili’s Classic Nachos copycat recipe to share with you all.

Chili's Classic Nachos copycat recipe served with guacamole and pico de gallo.

What Chili’s did with their nachos is no wizardry, in fact I’d say its common sense and I’m surprised this has not become more of a trend. Basically, they make sure every chip has a little bit of all the toppings. So instead of piling the chips on top of each other, they fan them out and load a little bit of every topping onto each chip. First, a layer of refried black beans, then fajita chicken or steak, a thick layer of cheese and a pickled jalape├▒o pepper to top it off. Chili’s serves it with a side of pico de gallo and a dollop of sour cream, but in this recipe I chose to opt out of the sour cream for some guacamole instead. Because who doesn’t love guacamole, it just makes everything better. The perfect concoction!

You could also add bell pepper or onion to take things up a notch.

Ingredients for Chili's classic nachos

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These nachos also make the absolute best appetizer for a group too! Each bite has a little of everything and you don’t have to worry about someone touching all the chips before they find one they like. Ha!

Say goodbye to having a pile of plain chips toward the end of your meal because these nachos are a game changer ­čÖé

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Chili's Classic Nachos Copycat Recipe
Take your nachos to the next level with this mouth watering Chili's Classic Nacho copycat recipe!
Chili's Classic Nachos Copycat Recipe
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Chili's Classic Nachos Copycat Recipe
Instructions
Pico De Gallo
  1. Deseed the tomato and jalape├▒o as desired. Chop the red onion, jalape├▒o, and tomato in uniform sizes (this is the secret to the perfect mix of all ingredients in each bite). Roughly chop a few cilantro leaves.
    pico de gallo
  2. Use the juice of 1/2 a lime and a pinch of salt. Combine all ingredients and let sit while you finish preparing the nachos.
Chicken Fajitas
  1. Use 2 tbsp of McCormick Fajita Seasoning to season the chicken breasts. Slice the onion and bell pepper in uniform sizes.
  2. Saut├ę the onion, bell pepper and chicken until cooked. Remove the chicken and slice into thin pieces and combine them again with the saut├ęed onions and bell peppers.
    chicken fajitas
Nachos
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Spread about 1 tsp of black beans on to each chip. Place a little bit of the fajitas onto each chip. Top off each chip with enough shredded cheese to cover the entire chip.
    preparing the classic chicken nachos
  2. Bake for about 5 minutes or until the cheese is completely melted.
  3. Top off each chip with one pickled jalape├▒o. Serve with pico de gallo and sour cream or guacamole.
Recipe Notes

Here is the fajita seasoning I recommend: McCormick Fajita Seasoning Mix

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