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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Chicken Chili Nachos


Chicken Chili Nachos


This is one of those meals that looks really messy, but nevertheless is totally delicious. It is also one of those meals that you think is really bad for you, but actually with a few tweaks, can be loaded with good stuff that you don't have to feel guilty about eating - YAY!

After a long bike ride with the family yesterday we were ready for something delicious and satisfying for lunch, that could be put together quickly - this totally fit the bill. 

Start with a can of prepared chili.  I used Trader Joe's canned Chicken Chili, which is a favorite in this house.  Then grab a can of black beans from the pantry, rinse and drain.  Add the can of chili and the black beans to a pot on medium heat and cover. (Adding the black beans is a great way to stretch the can of chili to feed four people and reduce the sodium content per person as well).

Then turn on the broiler and get a large tray and cover it with your favorite corn tortilla chips. Top with a layer of shredded cheddar cheese and a layer of mozzarella cheese.  Put it in broiler, but keep a close eye on it, as you want the cheese to brown nicely, but not burn!

Meanwhile chop up some fresh cilantro, dice up some avocados and lastly bring out that tub of plain Greek yogurt from the fridge. Yep, you thought that white dollop on top was sour cream, but not in this house. We have made the full switch to plain Greek yogurt as a substitute and actually it's delicious creaminess brings perfect balance to this meal, and is healthful, adding extra protein and good bacteria for your gut for better digestion, among other things.

Take the chips out from the broiler and you are good to go!  Simply put some of the nachos onto a plate and then top them with some chili, some cilantro, some avocado, and a nice healthy dollop of Greek yogurt and you are in the delicious Chicken Chili Meal heaven- enjoy!