Loaded Chicken Fajita Nachos with Guacamole, Salsa, Cheese | @bestrecipebox

Loaded Chicken Fajita Nachos

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Below is the stove-top chicken fajita recipe. But we also have an awesome oven baked sheet pan chicken fajita recipe here. You have two options to make these awesome nachos!


For the Chicken Fajitas:

  • 1 pound  boneless skinless Chicken Breast or chicken thighs , sliced into thin strips
  • 1/4 cup Vegetable Oil or grape seed oil (for marinade)
  • 3 cloves Garlic , minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher Salt or sea salt , or to taste
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon Chili Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon Paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon Sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice or Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil or Grape Seed Oil (for cooking)
  • 1 medium Onion , sliced
  • 1 large Bell Pepper , sliced thin
  • 1 medium Jalapeno Pepper , seeded and minced (optional)

For the loaded nachos:


  1. Make marinade for chicken: In large bowl, combine 1/4 cup (60ml) vegetable oil, garlic, salt, Worcestershire sauce, chili powder, cumin, paprika, sugar and lime/lemon juice.
  2. Add chicken to the marinade, then cover and chill for about 20 minutes.
  3. Cook the chicken: Heat a large skillet on high heat and add 1 Tablespoon of oil. Then add onions cook onions until almost soft. Then add bell peppers. Sear the peppers and onion until slightly charred. Add the minced jalapenos (optional).
  4. Remove pepper and onion mixture to bowl. Put aside.
  5. In same pan, add the marinated chicken. DO NOT add the excess marinade juices because it will make the chicken less charred and crispy. But if you want a more wet fajita mixture, you can add the excess marinade at the end.
  6. Cook chicken until done, then add pepper/onion mixture back into the skillet with the chicken. Cook for 1 more minute or until onions are hot and the mixture is combined well.
  7. Pre-heat oven to 350° F. 

  8. Lay tortilla chips over a baking sheet pan. Layer chicken fajitas over the tortilla chips and then layer cheese on top. Bake for about 15 minutes or until all the cheese is melted. Remove from oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. Top with your choice of toppings: guacamole, salsa, sour cream, jalapeños, chopped tomatoes and what ever your heart desires.

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