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A sheet pan of chipotle chicken nachos with servings on small plates.

Sheet Pan Chipotle Chicken Nachos

Teri & Jenny
4.67 from 9 votes
Course appetizers, game day food, snacks
Cuisine American
Servings 9
Calories 539 kcal


chipotle chicken

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • ½ cup diced chipotles in adobe sauce
  • 3 ½ tablespoons honey
  • 3 cups cooked, shredded chicken

queso sauce

  • 3 ½ tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 1 pound shredded white cheddar cheese, divided
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 8 to 10 cups thick tortilla chips
  • 1 pound shredded white cheddar cheese
  • kernels from 2 ears blistered corn
  • thinly sliced jalapenos
  • cilantro leaves


  • Preheat oven to 350˚F.
  • Chipotle chicken: Place a large skillet over medium heat and add oil.
  • Add shallot and saute for 2 to 3 minutes. Add chipotle in adobe and honey and stir together. Simmer for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and fold in chicken until evenly coated. Lightly season with salt and pepper. Set aside.
  • Queso sauce: Place saucepan over medium heat and melt butter. Once butter has melted, whisk in flour. Continue to whisk until no lumps remain, 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Add milk to saucepan and whisk until no lumps remain. Continue to whisk together until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.
  • Remove mixture from heat, season with salt and pepper and stir in (1 pound) shredded cheddar a small handful at time, until all cheese has been added and sauce is smooth. Set aside.
  • Assemble: Spread tortilla chips onto a sheet pan in a single layer. And evenly sprinkle with half of shredded cheese, chipotle chicken, remaining shredded cheese and then corn kernels.. Place sheet pan in oven for 6 to 7 minutes or until cheese has just melted.
  • Remove sheet pan from oven and drizzle cheese sauce over pan. Top with sliced jalapenos and cilantro leaves. Serve.


Calories: 539kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 27gFat: 43gSaturated Fat: 25gCholesterol: 122mgSodium: 659mgPotassium: 166mgFiber: 1gSugar: 10gVitamin A: 1254IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 776mgIron: 1mg
Keyword game day food, nachos, superbowl food
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