Monday, January 4, 2010

NACHOS CON POLLO - nachos with chicken :) mmmm

NACHOS in the oven

My sister in law Sara introduced me to this wonderful dish of nachos with chicken and mushrooms and it is just so delicious that my husband has been asking me to make it over and over again! It is really THAT good.
I never used to be a nachos fan but now I love it very much and have since put my own spin on it adding different spices and making my own tomatoe and onion spicy sauce :) And it tastes so much better than it looks in the photos.

4 or 5 medium/large tomatoes
2 medium to large oinions
1 red pepper
half a green pepper
1 or 2 chillies
salt and pepper (black and cayenne)
2 - 4 tablespoons sugar
1 packet of Nachos corn chips
1 and a half cups grated cheddar cheese
3 or 4 fresh pepperdews (if available)
4 chicken breasts cubed or sliced into strips
4 table spoons of sweet chilli sauce or chutney
1 punnet of button mushrooms sliced
10cm length of cucumber diced onto cubes
6 table spoons sour cream
half and avocado
2 teaspoons brown vinegar

Dice the onion and fry in a little oil till light brown with some salt. Blanch the tomatoes in boiling water, then peel off the skins and dice and add to the onions. let simmer for 3 min then add diced red and green peppers  and finely chopped chillies - add as little or as much to taste - mild to burny. Add finely chopped and deseeded pepper dews if available. Simmer and add sugar and salt and pepper to taste. Let the mixture simmer until nice and thick.

In a separate pan fry the chicken breasts in a little oil and sweet chilli sauce or chutney (which ever you prefer) and set aside in a once cooked through.

In a separate pan or pot fry the mushrooms in a little oil and set aside.

remove the avocado from the skin and mash till soft and mix in the vinegar and a little salt

turn on the grill of the oven to Hot/ 220 degrees celcius. On a large oven proof dish/plate lay out a  medium to thick layer of nachos chips. Spoon the spicey tomatoe sauce over the chips taking care not to put to much on, roughly a no thicker than your little finger thick of sauce all over. Now layer as follows: spread the chicken then the mushrooms then the cucumber and then the grated cheese all in nice even under the grill and brown until bubbling and melted all over.

take out the oven and spoon sour creamin the middle topped with the avo and serve while hot.
eat while warm as it will go soggy.

enjoy  - very delicious



  1. that looks so good.

    You should try my nachos - i make it with avos and sour cream, cheese and tamotoe salsa...very yummy too.

  2. sounds awesome brazen - lets do it !!! :)