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Roast Chicken-Chipotle Nachos with Cilantro-Avocado Dip

by Erika Nicole Kendall

1/2  cup  chopped onion
1  tablespoon  olive oil
1/2  teaspoon  cumin seeds
1/2  teaspoon  dried oregano
1  to 2 canned chipotle chilies, chopped
2  tablespoons  tomato paste
1  tablespoon  white wine vinegar
2  cups  bite-size shreds skinned cooked chicken (see notes)
24  corn tortilla chips (2 3/4 in. wide)
1 1/2  cups  shredded jack cheese (6 oz.)
Cilantro-Avocado Dip (recipe follows)
24  fresh cilantro leaves

In a 2 1/2- to 3-quart pan over medium-high heat, frequently stir onion in olive oil until onion begins to brown, 4 to 7 minutes. Add cumin seeds and oregano; stir until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add chilies, tomato paste, vinegar, and 1/2 cup water; bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer gently, stirring often, to blend flavors, about 5 minutes. Add chicken and stir until hot.

Meanwhile, arrange tortilla chips in a single layer in a 12- by 17-inch pan. Sprinkle equal portions of cheese on each chip and spoon about 1 tablespoon chicken mixture on top.

Bake in a 450° regular or convection oven until cheese begins to bubble, about 3 minutes. With a spatula, carefully transfer tortilla chips to a platter. Top each with 1 teaspoon Cilantro-Avocado Crema and garnish with a cilantro leaf. Serve warm.

Cilantro-Avocado Dip. In a small bowl, mix 1/3 cup finely diced firm-ripe avocado, 2 tablespoons fage yogurt, 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves, 2 teaspoons lime juice, and 1 tsp milk. Add salt to taste. Makes about 1/2 cup.

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Aisha May 22, 2013 - 3:29 PM

What’s the serving size on this? Is this for 1 or 2 people?

Aisha May 22, 2013 - 3:35 PM

I just did the math. It’s not one, lol.

Ky G (@KrickettwithaK) July 18, 2013 - 11:59 PM

I don’t comment often but I just want to thank you very much for your time and effort for all that you do. I especially LOVE the recipes! They help a great deal in helping me learn how to change my eating habits and learning that healthy food can be good, flavorful, tasty and satisfying too 🙂

Erika Nicole Kendall July 20, 2013 - 9:52 PM

*big hug*

Thanks, mama. 🙂

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