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Caprese Chicken Nachos

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Caprese Chicken Nachos– Easy, super cheesy, and amazingly delicious Caprese Chicken Nachos loaded with mozzarella cheese, shredded balsamic chicken, sweet tomatoes, and fresh basil.

Caprese Chicken Nachos- Easy, super cheesy, and amazingly delicious Caprese Chicken Nachos loaded with mozzarella cheese, shredded balsamic chicken, sweet tomatoes, and fresh basil.

Take your nachos to a whole new level this football season with our awesome Caprese Chicken Nachos recipe. It’s your favorite cheesy Mexican dish, Italianized! Is that even a word?

Not into Italian nachos? Get my recipe for Sheet Pan Lime Chicken Nachos. If I was you, I’d try these caprese nachos, too. They are so dang delish.

What I’m trying to say is; this is what happens when a caprese salad and nachos decide to have a baby. AND, balsamic chicken was its third wheel.

This Caprese Chicken Nachos was my contribution to the party for the Bears and Packers game couple of weeks ago. I hate the way that game ended, buuuut, my nachos were the first to go. I don’t think they survived the first 10 minutes of the game. THAT, to me, is a winning dish.

I don’t consider myself a huge football fan, but I do consider myself a huge football-party-goer because I go to football parties only for the food. And the winning atmosphere.

Plus, DA BEARS.

Caprese Chicken Nachos- Easy, super cheesy, and amazingly delicious Caprese Chicken Nachos loaded with mozzarella cheese, shredded balsamic chicken, sweet tomatoes, and fresh basil.

WHAT IS CAPRESE CHICKEN NACHOS

Caprese Chicken Nachos is a recipe that involves tortilla chips loaded with a layer of cheese, balsamic chicken, juicy tomatoes, a bit more cheese, some diced avocados, basil, and a balsamic glaze to wrap it all up.

HOW TO MAKE CAPRESE CHICKEN NACHOS

  • We will first start with our chicken breasts and marinate them in balsamic vinegar with garlic.

Caprese Chicken Nachos- Easy, super cheesy, and amazingly delicious Caprese Chicken Nachos loaded with mozzarella cheese, shredded balsamic chicken, sweet tomatoes, and fresh basil.

  • Then, we are going to cook the chicken in a skillet until done. Shred and set aside.
  • For the next step, you’ll want to get out a sheet pan and layer some tortilla chips over it.

Caprese Chicken Nachos- Easy, super cheesy, and amazingly delicious Caprese Chicken Nachos loaded with mozzarella cheese, shredded balsamic chicken, sweet tomatoes, and fresh basil.

  • Add shredded mozzarella cheese over the tortillas and a layer of previously prepared chicken.
  • Arrange halved cherry tomatoes over everything and sprinkle with more shredded cheese.

Caprese Chicken Nachos- Easy, super cheesy, and amazingly delicious Caprese Chicken Nachos loaded with mozzarella cheese, shredded balsamic chicken, sweet tomatoes, and fresh basil.

  • Bake in the oven until everything is heated through and cheese is completely melted.
  • Garnish with diced avocado, basil, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze, right before serving.

This delicious and easy recipe is sure to be a big hit! It’s also hearty enough for a meal, and this recipe can be modified to your own taste, using different cheeses and toppings.

Caprese Chicken Nachos- Easy, super cheesy, and amazingly delicious Caprese Chicken Nachos loaded with mozzarella cheese, shredded balsamic chicken, sweet tomatoes, and fresh basil.

HOW TO MAKE AHEAD

  • Prepare the recipe right up to the point before baking. Make sure the chicken is completely cooled before adding it to the pan on top of the tortilla chips and cheese.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator until the next day.
  • Let stand 10 minutes on the counter before transferring it to the oven.

Caprese Chicken Nachos- Easy, super cheesy, and amazingly delicious Caprese Chicken Nachos loaded with mozzarella cheese, shredded balsamic chicken, sweet tomatoes, and fresh basil.

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Cheesy Caprese Chicken Nachos | Easy Chicken Breasts Dinner Recipe!
Caprese Chicken Nachos
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
45 mins
 

Easy, super cheesy, and amazingly delicious Caprese Chicken Nachos loaded with mozzarella cheese, shredded balsamic chicken, sweet tomatoes, and fresh basil.

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: balsamic chicken, caprese salad, chicken breast recipe, nachos
Servings: 8 serves
Calories: 308 kcal
Ingredients
FOR THE CHICKEN
  • 2 to 3 (about 10 ounces) boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
FOR THE CAPRESE NACHOS
  • 8 ounces baked tortilla chips
  • 2 cups low fat shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 2 cups halved cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup diced avocado, for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil, for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze, for drizzling
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
FOR THE CHICKEN
  1. Combine 1 tablespoon olive oil, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, dried basil, salt, and pepper in a small mixing bowl.
  2. Put the chicken breasts in a zip top bag and pour the marinade over the top; close and place in the fridge for 15 minutes, and up to 8 hours.
  3. When ready to cook, remove chicken breasts from the bag and discard the marinade.
  4. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
  5. Add chicken breasts and cook for 6 minutes, or until golden brown.
  6. Flip and continue to cook for 5 to 7 more minutes, or until done.
  7. Remove from skillet and let rest 5 minutes; shred.
FOR THE CAPRESE NACHOS
  1. Grease a sheet pan or baking sheet with cooking spray.
  2. Layer tortilla chips in the bottom of the sheet pan.

  3. Sprinkle 1 cup mozzarella cheese over the chips.
  4. Arrange shredded chicken over the cheese.

  5. Top with halved tomatoes and the rest of the cheese.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until cheese is melted and everything is heated through.
  7. Remove from oven.
  8. Garnish with diced avocado, basil, and a drizzle of balsamic glaze.
  9. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

HOW TO MAKE AHEAD

  • Prepare the recipe right up to the point before baking. Make sure the chicken is completely cooled before adding it to the pan on top of the tortilla chips and cheese.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and set in the refrigerator until the next day.
  • Let stand 10 minutes on the counter before transferring it to the oven.

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Nutrition Facts
Caprese Chicken Nachos
Amount Per Serving
Calories 308 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 13g 20%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 40mg 13%
Sodium 342mg 14%
Potassium 413mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 29g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 3g
Protein 18g 36%
Vitamin A 8%
Vitamin C 13.4%
Calcium 27.9%
Iron 6.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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6 Responses
  1. michele

    This is perfect for Friday night cocktails with the neighbors! I love that its got so many great flavors that I love in it especially all that deliciously flavored chicken with the melty cheese. Its such a nice twist on boring old chips and cheese nachos! Cheers!

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