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.
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 jalapeño 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.
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 🙂