Chicken Nacho Casserole

Chicken Nacho Casserole
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Source: The Diabetes Cookbook. 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 230

  • Total Fat 6g
    • Saturated Fat 2.3g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 50mg
  • Sodium 360mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 21g
    • Dietary Fiber 4g
    • Total Sugars 3g
  • Protein 24g
  • Potassium 520mg
  • Phosphorus 295mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Starch, 3 Lean protein, 1 Nonstarchy vegetable



  • nonstick cooking spray
  • black pepper
    1/8 tsp
  • boneless, skinless chicken breast (cut into small pieces)
    1 lbs
  • fire-roasted tomatoes
    1 (14.5-oz) can
  • no-salt-added black beans (drained and rinsed)
    1 (15-oz) can
  • chili powder
    2 tsp
  • cumin
    1/2 tsp
  • garlic powder
    1/2 tsp
  • shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese
    2/3 cup
  • baked tortilla chips (crushed)
    1 1/2 oz (about 24 chips)


  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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    We loved this one, will definitely make again

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    The recipe is overall ok. I think, as in another review, that it could use onion, a lil bit of salsa and a lil low fat sour cream. I will make again none the less.

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    This dish was great. My bf and I really enjoyed it. I will be making this dish again.

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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.