SRC: Fiesta Chicken Nachos

by Holly on June 2, 2013

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Well, the month of May seemed to have the ability to both drag along and speed by at the same time. I don’t know how that works exactly, but I’m both perplexed and impressed. It’s been another crazy month. And by crazy I’m now pretty much just referring to the fact that I still seem to be surprised by that. Seriously. What was I thinking?

And speaking of what I was thinking, how is it that we have so much planned and packed for this summer that it hasn’t even started for us yet and I kind of feel like it’s already over? I’m just a mess of contradictions right now.

You know what’s not a contradiction? This month’s recipe from Cupcakes with Sprinkles for my Secret Recipe Club post! I mean, what’s not to love about throwing some chicken, corn, black beans and sauce into a slow cooker and walking away, then coming back to infinite possibilities?!

The original recipe that Meghan over at Cupcakes with Sprinkles shared was for Fiesta Chicken Burritos and used a few different ingredients. The recipe seemed to be one that lends itself toward adapting to what you have on hand, so that was exactly what I did. Which also happens to be what got me thinking about all the different ways this chicken could be used.

Meghan has managed to collect a veritable treasure trove of recipes over on her blog so it was fun to browse through and get ideas. Plus she definitely has a sweet tooth like me, but I was stumped for dinner ideas and this one definitely looked like it would hit the spot. And it really did. We absolutely loved the nachos!

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I mean, obviously burritos would be a total winner here, but my kids just aren’t really fans. They do love nachos though, so that was a natural fit, but so would some other ideas have worked that I can’t wait to try in the future.

I still couldn’t stop thinking about how else I could use this though – enchiladas, flautas, quesadillas, taco salad, thinned into a soup, as pizza topping… I can’t even remember all the ideas, but those are the ones that stick out. How would you use it?

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Sweet as Sugar Cookies June 2, 2013 at 10:09 pm

Here I am eating an egg white pita for dinner and then I see your nachos. Totally makes my dinner pale in comparison.

Jeanie June 2, 2013 at 10:30 pm

I think I have all the ingredients I am making this tomorrow

Camilla @ Culinary Adventures June 2, 2013 at 11:08 pm

This looks amazing! I don’t have a crockpot, but I’ll find a way to adapt these. Thanks for sharing with the SRC.

Tammy June 2, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Those look amazing!

PolaM June 2, 2013 at 11:27 pm

Love your pictures! And that chicken must be so tasty!

sara June 2, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Awesome! This chicken looks really fantastic…yum! šŸ™‚

Carla @ Gluten Free Recipe Box June 3, 2013 at 1:02 am

Ooo, cream cheese! I never thought to add it to nachos. Now on my list of to-trys! Thanks!

SeattleDee June 3, 2013 at 7:23 am

Wow, this is a fiesta on a plate. Sounds irresistible.

Emily June 3, 2013 at 11:44 am

This is going in the Taco Tuesday rotation!

Meghan Bishop June 3, 2013 at 1:31 pm

I love the idea of putting the chicken on nachos! They look so delish!! I am excited to look around your site!

Leigh June 3, 2013 at 6:49 pm

I just want to dip my finger into the bowl. Yum!

angela@spinachtiger June 3, 2013 at 8:29 pm

I have only one thing to say. Is it Friday yet because these need to be at my happy hour. Wow.

Anna June 3, 2013 at 9:40 pm

I love chicken, corn, black beans together – and recipes you can adapt to use what you have on hand. These nachos look so good!

Lesa @Edesia's Notebook June 4, 2013 at 10:54 am

Oh my goodness, I should not be making my SRC rounds right before lunch! This looks amazing! I like how you make it creamy by adding the cream cheese. Delish!

Katrina June 5, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Yum, Holly. That sounds so good. We have nachos all the time, but I’m always wanting to change them up. Going to have to make these.

Vera Zecevic ā€“ Cupcakes Garden June 7, 2013 at 3:10 pm

This look great, I must try your recipe!

Jenna June 8, 2013 at 10:38 am

This seems like the perfect dish for watching sports. Fiesta Chicken Nachos, beer, and sports=completely awesome afternoon. Great choice!

Kirstin June 9, 2013 at 6:22 pm

Oh yummy! These look so good!

Richard June 10, 2013 at 1:26 pm

Nice! My Wife gets cravings for cheesy nachos. This would really surprise her in a big way. Love the idea of using the slow cooker šŸ™‚ Great recipe, thanks so much.

Kimberly November 29, 2013 at 4:50 pm

Hello Holly,

This was my first time visiting your blog, via pinterest. I used your recipe for the shredded chicken mix for a DIY Nacho Bar at my bff’s birthday party this week – and it was a HUGE HIT. Not to mention, incredibly easy! Super simple instructions are always great. I’m not usually a commenter but I wanted to say ‘Thank You’ šŸ™‚


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