Chicken Nacho Casserole

Chicken Nacho Casserole
Source: Recipes for Healthy Living. Recipe Credit: .

Who said you can’t have "nachos" with diabetes? Try this healthy version that has all the flavor of traditional nachos without all of the extra fat and carbs.

  • Prep time
    5 min
  • Cook time
    25 min
  • Servings
    6 Servings
  • Serving size
    1 cup
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

6 Servings

  • Serving Size
    1 cup
  • Amount per serving Calories 210

  • Total Fat 6g
    • Saturated Fat 2.5g
  • Cholesterol 50mg
  • Sodium 360mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 17g
    • Dietary Fiber 3g
    • Total Sugars 3g
  • Protein 23g
  • Potassium 460mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 3 Lean protein



  • nonstick cooking spray
  • black pepper
    1/8 tsp
  • chicken breasts (boneless, skinless, cut into small pieces)
    1 lbs
  • fire-roasted tomatoes (15-ounce, diced)
    1 can
  • black beans (no salt added, drained and rinsed)
    1 cup
  • chili powder
    2 tsp
  • cumin
    1/2 tsp
  • garlic powder
    1/2 tsp
  • cheddar cheese (reduced-fat, shredded)
    2/3 cup
  • baked tortilla chips (crushed, (or about 24))
    1 1/2 oz


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 2 1/2 quart baking dish with cooking spray.

  2. Season the chicken with black pepper. Spray a large sauté pan with cooking spray and heat over medium-high. Add the chicken and cook for 8 minutes.

  3. Add the diced tomatoes, black beans, chili powder, cumin and garlic powder to the pan. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 5 minutes.

  4. Pour the chicken mixture into the baking dish. Sprinkle cheese on top and then top with the crushed tortilla chips. Bake 12 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

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    Delicious! We didn’t like the fire roasted tomatoes too much though so I started using healthy salsa instead and that gave it the more complex taste we wanted. My whole family loves it! We also serve it with light sour cream.

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    I really enjoyed it. I had left over chicken breast that I used. Really easy and quick since the chicken was precooked. I added sour cream. Yes I will make this again. This would be phenomenal over a salad. Thank you again for another recipe that my husband enjoys.

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    I made this and I liked it. BUT, I'm not sure it's the recipe in the picture. The picture shows something like parsley which isn't in the recipe. And the chicken looks like a chicken which is boiled tender and separated by forks rather than cut and sautéed. Additionally the spices look different (in color) and there are no tortilla chips in the picture. So I felt it was tasty and filling (so a success) but not really what was shown in the picture.

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    This was a very easy recipe that everyone in my family enjoyed. If you love Mexican, you will really enjoy this healthy meal.

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    My nachos didn't look anything like the picture above but it was delish!! Next time-and there will be a next time--I'll add onions & bell peppers to get more veggies in there. With this recipe I think you could add a quart of chicken stock to it while still on the stove it would make a nice soup. You could than garnish it with crushed tortilla chips and cilantro. It's hot in Texas and you can omit turning your oven on, just a thought.

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