Cilantro Lime Chicken Nachos

Cilantro Lime Chicken Nachos: lime and blue tortilla chips are topped with cilantro lime grilled chicken, homemade cheese sauce, jalapeños and green onions. Simple but crazy good.

Cilantro Lime Chicken Nachos: lime and blue tortilla chips are topped with cilantro lime grilled chicken, homemade cheese sauce, jalapeños and green onions. Simple but crazy good.

It’s nacholicious.

At least is was Sunday night in the DeMu household. Haha, DeMu. My silly attempt at combining Ken and I’s last names in order to give our household a name. It’s catchier than our household, though, isn’t it? House of DeMu. Or House DeMu, Game of Thrones style.

Speaking of Game of Thrones, I just realized that I haven’t watched this past Sunday’s episode yet. We were having too much fun with nachos and a marathon of Bar Rescue.

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That’s the host of bar rescue getting mad and throwing nachos. Don’t worry, he wasn’t throwing our nachos. I think he’d like our nachos.

Our nachos are made with fresh marinated chicken, organic tortilla chips and a homemade cheese sauce that only contains 3 simple ingredients.

Cilantro Lime Chicken Nachos: lime and blue tortilla chips are topped with cilantro lime grilled chicken, homemade cheese sauce, jalapeños and green onions. Simple but crazy good.Cilantro Lime Chicken Nachos

I didn’t want Ken to lose any of his grilling skills {wink wink} so I had him grill our cilantro-lime-limoncello marinated chicken. Plus, grilled chicken is just so much better. Wait did I say limoncello? Do I have ADD? Maybe so. But I did use limoncello in the marinade. I wanted to use tequila but I didn’t have any. Tequila lime marinade. Yeah, that’s good. Good when you have tequila.

I based my marinade recipe off of my Tequila Lime Shrimp Tacos marinade. I got the limoncello inspiration with a little help from my friend Carrie’s Limon Lime Margarita recipe.

Seriously, the chicken was crazy good. I almost ate all of it before it made it to the nachos.

Cilantro Lime Chicken Nachos: lime and blue tortilla chips are topped with cilantro lime grilled chicken, homemade cheese sauce, jalapeños and green onions. Simple but crazy good.

Enjoy the recipe, folks.

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Cilantro Lime Chicken Nachos
 
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Cilantro Lime Chicken Nachos: lime and blue tortilla chips are topped with cilantro lime grilled chicken, homemade cheese sauce, jalapeños and green onions. Simple but crazy good.
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Recipe type: Dinner, Appetizer
Cuisine: Mexican
Serves: 2-4
Ingredients
  • ¾ lb chicken breast cut into small cubes
  • Tortilla chips
  • Guacamole
  • Salsa
  • Sliced green onion
  • Jalapenos
For the marinade
  • 2 tbsp limoncello or tequila
  • Juice from one large lime
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • dash of lime zest
  • Pinch of ground chipotle pepper
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • ¼ C olive oil
  • ¼ tsp sea salt
  • ⅛ tsp ground black pepper
For the cheese sauce
  • 1 C shredded quesadilla cheese
  • 1 C shredded Mexican Cheese
  • ½ C to 1 C milk, plus more if needed
Instructions
  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the marinade ingredients. Add the chicken and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 2-4 hours. Once the chicken is done marinating, preheat your grill. Cook the chicken in a grill wok until done. This will only take about 10 minutes at a high temp.
  2. Make the cheese sauce by melting the quesadilla cheese, the shreeded cheese and milk in a sauce pan over medium heat. Gradually add more milk until desired thickness is met. If your cheese is too stringy, add a dash of beer, white wine or white vinegar to the mix. This will prevent the cheese from becoming too stringy.
  3. Place the tortilla chips in a bowl or pan. I used a 9 inch round cake pan.
  4. Top with the chicken, cheese sauce, jalapenos and green onions. Garnish with your favorite condiments, such as salsa, guacamole or sour cream.
Notes
Ken does the grilling so I'm not exactly sure what temp the grill was set to. If you don't have any grill masters at your house, you can bake the chicken in a pan at 350 for 25-30 minutes.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 C

Cilantro Lime Chicken Nachos: lime and blue tortilla chips are topped with cilantro lime grilled chicken, homemade cheese sauce, jalapeños and green onions. Simple but crazy good.

 

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Comments

    • says

      They really are the best thing ever, Ashely. But so a quesadillas. Nachos and quesadillas. If I could eat both of them for the rest of my life I think I’d be an exceptionally happy gal!

      Thanks for stopping by!

    • says

      Eek, I’ll admit, I’ll even eat the nachos at the movie theater or a ball game. But the homemade sauce is so much better and doesn’t have any weird ingredients in it! Thanks for stopping by, Nicole! :)

  1. says

    Nachelicous!!! I love how amazing these look…and so easy to whip together. The hubs grilling skills are rusty these days so I need to do him a favor and make these so he can practice lol!

  2. says

    I think I need to sit down. This grilled chicken is some serious stuff. And then the nachos – the holy trio of guacamole, salsa, and cheese! There is no way that boss would’ve throw these nachos. Unless it was straight into my mouth. ;) And if your husband needs any more grilling practice, send him my way!

  3. says

    I just created a cilantro-lime recipe today, but no where near as exciting as nachos! I love those flavors together and in nacho form? Amazing! Pinned :) Oh and congrats on your quinoa dish getting featured on the Time to Sparkle Link Party :)

  4. says

    Hello, complete Nacho yumminess, jalapenos and all. I need these right about NOW. We ARE all caught up on Game of Thrones and if someone threw my nachos on the floor I might go a little Targaryen on them.
    Pinned.
    Don’t make me bring back the dragons… ;)

    • says

      OMG, Claire, have you ever watch Bar Rescue? That show cracks Ken and I up! It’s funny, I am always saying I’m not the reality show kinda person but then I see a show like Bar Rescue and I can sit and watch it for hours!

      Still haven’t caught up on GoT. Gonna have to do that before Sunday!

  5. says

    Game of Thrones was really great Sunday, but it would’ve been even better if I’d had some of these nachos in front of me with a cold one! These look so delicious, Julie. Pinning!

    • says

      Ya know, I still haven’t watched Sunday’s episode. I have to watch it before Sunday! What’s wrong with me? I never wait this long before watching an episode!

  6. Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says

    Love this combo, Julie! I could live on nachos …. not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing! :D

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