Saturday, July 4, 2009

Happy 4th! - Red, White & Blue Nachos

In honor of the day I came up with these red, white and blue nachos, so yummy and I'll share the recipe here with you.

And while it's a little late for this 4th I wanted to let you know about a fun party idea for any patriotic holiday. Just invite a bunch of people and have them bring food with the qualification being that it is red, white or blue (you may want to add more qualifications unless you just want a bunch of desserts, which are the easiest red, white & blue things to come up with). But it's really fun when people get creative with it. These nachos would be great for example. I went to a party like this a few years ago and took two chicken pot pies, one with a blue crust, one with a red crust (food coloring of course), but sorry, no pictures.

Anyway, hope everyone has enjoyed this Independence Day!


4 cups blue corn chips (about 40 chips)
1 oz. queso quesadilla cheese, shredded
1 oz. white cheddar, shredded
1 cooked and seasoned chicken breast, cut into bite-sized pieces
2 tablespoons chopped yellow onion (or more, to taste)
garnishes: salsa and sour cream (as much as you like)

1.5 tablespoons low fat sour cream
1.5 tablespoons salsa verde

Serves 2-4 depending on how many you want to eat :)

Combine sour cream and salsa verde to make the sauce.

Layer as follows (or however you like):
1/2 of the chips, drizzled with 1/2 of the sauce
1/2 of the cheeses
1/2 of the chicken
1/2 of the onions

Heat in a 425 degree oven until cheese is melted and everything is heated through about 10 minutes. I like to broil for the last few minutes. Top with salsa and sour cream if desired and serve.

Calories per serving (1/4): about 240, if using about 1 tbsp. sour cream as a garnish

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