dinner irl: sheet pan chicken nachos

July 18th, 2017

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I am SUPER excited about today’s recipe!

While we tend to be more “on-the-go” when it comes to meals all summer long, once school kicks in I’m forever on the hunt for easy, kid-friendly and quick dinners to put together during the week. I’m delighted to be partnering with Walmart to bring you just such a recipe!

 

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I’ve used several tried-and-true tips here, to guarantee a dinner that can be on the table in a flash, with minimal prep and clean-up, and thumbs up from even your pickiest eaters.

And by that I mean, nachos.

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Because: Cheese. Chips. And more cheese.

I was more than a little curious to try Swanson® Premium Chicken, having never used it before. Which is odd because I cook with canned tuna and salmon frequently. The benefits of the chicken being already cooked and low in fat made it a natural to work this recipe around. And the fact that it is not pre-seasoned means that you can flavor it to suit whatever dish you’re making!

For this dish I tossed the chicken with some chili powder and cumin, and warmed it up in my other fave shortcut ingredient – Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce.

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While I love to make sauce from scratch, honestly? It’s not something I often have time (or inclination) to do. Prego® has a homemade taste, made with real ingredients. In other words, a life-saver for the weeknight cook.

And if you’ve read this blog for any time you know what a fan I am of the sheet pan meal. I started with a layer of tortilla chips, followed by a layer of the chicken and sauce, topped with shredded cheese.

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Then repeated.

A quick run under the broiler and (the yummiest ever) dinner is served!

While this is delish as-is, I like to put out an array of toppings for a make-your-own meal.

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Noah mostly drinks milk or water, so if I’m going to give him a fruity drink I want to make sure it’s got the goods. V8 Splash® (Noah’s a fan of the Strawberry Lemonade) is a great source of Vitamin C, and Noah feels like it’s a special treat, too!

During the school week dinnertime is often the only chance we have to really connect as a family. So it is important to me to spend less time at the stove and more at the table. And this dish delivers!

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Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos

3 cans (12.5 ounces each) Swanson® Premium Chicken, drained
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 teaspoon cumin
salt and pepper
1 jar (24 ounces) Prego® Traditional Italian Sauce
16 ounces tortilla chips
4 cups shredded cheddar jack cheese
chopped fresh cilantro

Optional: sour cream, salsa, diced green peppers, sliced olives, halved grape tomatoes

Pre-heat the broiler; line a sheet pan with parchment paper or tin foil.

Place the chicken, chili powder and cumin in a medium bowl. Mix till chicken is broken up and coated with spices; season with salt and pepper to taste.

Heat the sauce in a medium saucepan till just simmering – add the chicken and cook till warmed through. Remove from heat and set aside.

Spread half the tortilla chips onto your prepared baking sheet. Top with half the chicken mixture, followed by half the cheese. Repeat. Run under the broiler till cheese is melty and bubbly. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve with assorted sides if desired.

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