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Chicken Healthy Nachos on Mini Bell Peppers

Looking for a recipe for healthy nachos? This is the perfect keto nachos. Fast and simple these bell pepper nachos are delicious and perfect for any eating plan. Make Chicken Healthy Nachos on Mini Bell Peppers for a meal, an appetizer or anytime you have a craving for nachos.

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Chicken Healthy Nachos on Mini Bell Peppers Anytime

Nachos are one of the perfect appetizers for game day or movie night. It also works great for meals. These nachos are great for someone who is following Keto, for someone who is watching calories and fat, and anyone who just loves to eat healthily. These are easy nachos and they come together in no time.

Different toppings for bell pepper nachos

When you make these bell pepper nachos, you can top them with whatever kind of toppings you like. I like to use shredded chicken, salsa, tomatoes, olives, and cheese. When you are making bell pepper nachos, you can top them with whatever you like but if you are looking for a few ideas, try:

  • Meat – You cna use any type of meat you want when you are making these nachos. Use ground beef, pulled pork or any other meat you like. This is an easy way to use leftover meat so that it can create a delicious meal and not go to waste.
  • Use leftover Chili– If you have leftover chili, or want to use canned chili, chili on nachos are perfect.
  • Hot Peppers – While the main part of this recipe is peppers, you can add diced jalapenos to add some heat to this recipe.
  • Beans – While some salsas have beans, you can add black beans or refried beans to these nachos.

healthy nachos on a cookie sheetCan I use beef or turkey for this easy nachos recipe?

Like I mentioned above, you can use whatever meat you like when making these nachos. You can use ground beef or shredded roast when making these nachos. You can also use ground turkey or leftover turkey breast. The options are endless when it comes to making these easy nachos.

Recipes to Use for Topping Mini Bell Peppers Nachos

You are not stuck just using shredded chicken in this recipe. Use these recipe ideas to make dinner one night and use the leftovers for nachos. It is a great way to cook once and eat twice.

  • Crock Pot Whole Roasted Chicken – This whole roasted chicken makes a great dinner. Make the chicken especially for this recipe or have it for dinner one night and use the leftovers for nachos.
  • Seared Ribeye Steak With Red Wine Pan Gravy – This ribeye steak is so flavorful. Slice the steak into small strips and then cut those strips down again. It is a great way to add a new level of flavor with this steak recipe.
  • Garlic Butter Chicken with Parmesan Cauliflower Rice – Use the garlic butter chicken to give nachos a new twist. The garlic taste will stand out against the flavors of the nachos.
  • Instant Pot Shawarma – Bring two culture flavors together with this Instant Pot Shawarma. Tender pork will go great with the nachos. It is a fun way to create a new fusion meal.

How to slice mini bell peppers for keto nachos

When you are making these keto machos, you want to slice the mini bell peppers a certain way so it works well as a nacho. Start by removing the top of the pepper if there is a stem. Then slice the length of the peppers. This gives a scoop to the pepper.

How to Store Healthy Nachos

Unlike regular nachos, these healthy nachos can be saved and eaten the next day. Nachos do not normally keeps well once they have cooled. You can reheat them but the chips are soggy. With these nachos, you can make a large batch, eat them for dinner and then eat them again the next day. Move the nachos to an airtight container and store them in the refrigerator. The next day you can reheat the nachos in the oven or in the microwave. When stored properly, these nachos will last about 3 days in the refrigerator.

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Ingredients for mini bell pepper nachos

  • vegetable oil
  • garlic
  • green onions
  • shredded cooked chicken
  • chili powder
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • crushed red pepper flakes
  • dried oregano
  • paprika
  • ground cumin
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • salsa
  • salt and pepper
  • mini bell peppers
  • shredded cheddar/Monterey jack cheese blend
  • black olives
  • tomato
  • cilantro

How to make healthy nachos with chicken and peppers

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Heat the oil in a 12 inch non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and the white parts of the green onions and cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in chili powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add chicken and toss until all ingredients are well coated and chicken is warm, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in salsa. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper if necessary.

Slice the ends off each mini bell pepper and slice in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and ribs and press each half open so the peppers are as flat as possible. Arrange close together in a single layer on a large baking sheet.

Spoon chicken mixture evenly over pepper halves. Top with black olives and cheese mixture. Bake nachos for 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Remove from oven, top with tomatoes, cilantro, and remaining green onions. Serve.

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Chicken Healthy Nachos on Mini Bell Peppers


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  • Author: Laura
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 Minutes
  • Yield: 4 as an appetizer 1x

Description

Mini bell peppers stuffed with chicken, tomatoes, olives and smothered in melted cheese. You won’t even miss the nachos!


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Ingredients

1 teaspoon vegetable oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 green onions, sliced, white parts and green parts separated
1 1/2 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon paprika
3/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper

1 cup salsa
salt and pepper to taste
1 pound mini bell peppers
1 1/2 cups shredded cheddar/Monterey jack cheese blend
1/4 cup sliced black olives
1/2 large tomato, diced
1/4 cup cilantro


Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Heat the oil in a 12 inch non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and the white parts of the green onions and cook and stir 1 minute. Stir in chili powder, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, oregano, paprika, cumin, salt and pepper; cook 30 seconds, stirring constantly. Add chicken and toss until all ingredients are well coated and chicken is warm, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in salsa. Season to taste with additional salt and pepper if necessary.
  3. Slice the ends off each mini bell pepper and slice in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and ribs and press each half open so the peppers are as flat as possible. Arrange close together in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
  4. Spoon chicken mixture evenly over pepper halves. Top with black olives and cheese mixture. Bake nachos for 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Remove from oven, top with tomatoes, cilantro, and remaining green onions. Serve.

Notes

Source: adapted from Heat Oven to 350

  • Category: dinner
  • Method: oven
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: healthy nachos

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