Shredded chicken tenders, Monterey Jack cheese, avocado, tomato, scallion, and a hint of lime make these nachos hard to resist. Perfect for game time or movie night.
Nachos is a popular snack in my household as it is in many. My husband is the biggest fan of all and often snacks on this salty, cheesy guilty pleasure. However, he prefers it very plain—with only American cheese and salsa. He's a man with simple needs (haa haa). I, on the other hand, like it to be more substantial with other things going on.
I had tortilla chips and unused chicken tenters in the house and decided to put together a nacho platter. To keep the chicken tender and flavorful, it was seasoned and then steamed. It was then shredded then re-seasoned to encapsulate every bit with flavor. Monterey Jack cheese provided the gooey factor. Tomato, avocado, scallion, and lime juice provided bright fresh flavors and color. I served it plain, but you can add sour cream, crema, or whatever pleases you.
My family thoroughly enjoyed these nachos. My son, especially, LOVED it. As he bit into his second bite, he requested that I make it again. (Yes!! Score another one for Mom!) Even though they are young adults, as a mom, nothing pleases me more than to have my kids love what I prepared for the family. Somehow it means even more now knowing that they will be on their own soon.
Oh, just because I call this Monterey Chicken Nachos, it doesn't mean that you can't make it if you don't have Monterey cheese. Use what's available...and you get to call it whatever you want. I made a batch after this particular one but had only sharp cheddar. I didn't call it anything—I was too busy shoveling it in my mouth.