Monday, January 17, 2011

What's for Dinner 1/17/11

 Chicken Nachos is what is for dinner! First you need to cook some chicken (using your method of choice) until it's done (Internal temp of at least 165 degrees).While the chicken is cooking preheat your oven to 400 degrees. I just put this in a pan with a bit of water and cooked it. Then you need to shred it with two forks.  Like this:

 Then you need to put it in a pan and season it up. You could definitely use taco seasoning, but this time I used 1 tsp chili powder, 1/2 tsp cumin, 1/2 garlic powder, and 1/4 powdered cayanne pepper. I also added a couple tablespoons of water to give the seasoning good distribution. Cook it until it's not all soupy (just a couple of minutes)

 While that's cooking, spread some tortilla chips on a cookie sheet, like so. These are Trader Joe's less guilty chips, or something like that. They were pretty good! Just eyeball the chips. I based it on how hungry I was.
 Distribute the chicken as evenly as you can.
 Top with shredded cheese. I used colby jack, but you could use the taco blend too.You could also use some beans, tamales, olives, or other such nachoy things. We were feeling like plain janes that night.
Then pop it in the oven and cook for about five minutes. Then check it every two minutes until the cheese is melted. Serve it up on plates and top with whatever you want (like add lettuce, salsa, tomatoes, etc). We put Trader Joes tomatillo sauce on ours and it was very very good.


Next week I'm going to put up my favorite chicken noodle soup recipe. It's something to look forward to, trust me!


Becca said...

My favorite trick for shredding chicken is my Kitchen Aid! If you have a stand mixer, you can put on the standard paddle, put your chicken in the bowl, and then just turn it on! Shredded chicken in seconds. :) I do not mind shredding with forks, but I have to say we eat a lot more shredded chicken recipes now that I found such an easy and time-saving short-cut. :)
Also, your tacos look yummy! So far with both my pregnancies, Mexican food has never been an aversion. ;)

Vicki said...

Looks great. I need to cook some real food for your brother tonight! I am thinking chicken and rice.

Have you seen Rachel Ray's top 10 downloaded recipie's on her web site. Lots of great dishes and something that I could do. She had a show with all of them on it a few days back and I thought of you.