Nachos with Chicken & Black Beans

Cut the calories but not the taste with this recipe for cheesy nachos.

October 22, 2012

Serves: 6
Prep:  10min
Cook: 15min
Total: 25min

  • 6 oz tortilla chips (round chips are preferable)
  • 1 can (16 oz) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup chicken breast, cooked and cubed
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1/2 red onion, diced
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1/2 cup light sour cream
  • chopped cilantro
  • Salsa (either fresh, or your favorite bottled salsa)
  • Pickled Jalapenos



1. Preheat the oven to 425°F. Arrange the chips in a single layer on a large baking sheet. Spoon the beans evenly over the chips, then top with the cheese, chicken, and onion.

2. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, until the cheese is fully melted and bubbling. Remove.

3. Combine the lime juice, sour cream, and cilantro. Spoon over the nachos. Top with the salsa and jalapenos.

Nutritional Facts per serving

Calories                366.2 cal
Fat                        18.7 g
Saturated fat         7.9 g
Cholesterol           52.8 mg
Sodium                 593.6 mg
Carbohydrates      31.7 g
Total sugars          2.2 g
Dietary fiber          5.2 g
Protein                  20.5 g


Healthy Recipe Courtesy of Rodale Recipe Finder

Photo: Mitch Mandel