Slow Cooker Chicken Nachos

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I love nachos.


Really, loooooove me some nachos. 😉


And while I usually wait to have them at a restaurant, there's just no reason to make them at home (mine are every bit as good!) Today I tried out Slow Cooker Chicken Nachos (I've made Slow Cooker Nachos with Beef before), and goodness gracious, they were fantastic.


The best part? I had to take the picture for you all today (day time pictures just look so much prettier), so I've just devoured the yummiest lunch in complete quiet while my kids and  hubby are all off at school and work for the day. Bliss.  



(I so love my sweet family when they're here, but some days a quiet home just feels so nice ~ is that awful?)


You could also use the chicken to make tacos, taco salad, enchiladas or just anything else ~ it turned out perfectly and is so simple to make!  Here's the recipe so you can try it out too ~ just in time for the big game coming up next week. 😉 

Slow Cooker Chicken Nachos


  • 3-4 boneless skinless chicken breast
  • 2 cans Rotel, undrained
  • 1 tsp minced garlic (I use the kind that you find in a jar, but you could also substitute with 1/2 tsp garlic powder)
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 1/2 tbsp brown sugar
  • tortilla chips
  • 3/4 cup cheddar cheese
  • toppings (I used sour cream, green onions and black olives, but you could also add lettuce and tomatoes)


  1. Mix together garlic, onion, salt, pepper, brown sugar and Rotel in small bowl.
  2. Place chicken in crockpot and add Rotel mixture on top.
  3. Cook on low 6-7 hours or on high 3-4 hours.
  4. Shred chicken well.
  5. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  6. Arrange chips in the bottom of a large baking sheet.
  7. Spoon chicken mixture over tortilla chips.
  8. Top with cheese and tomato (tomato optional)
  9. Bake for 10 minutes or until cheese has melted.
  10. Top with extra toppings, and enjoy!

Here are a few more slow cooker recipes you may also want to try out . . .


Slow Cooker Chicken Enchilada Bake


Slow Cooker Nachos

Slow Cooker Chicken Rotel Dip

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Recipe adapted from Six Sisters Stuff.  Thanks to I Heart Publix for the coupon matchups. If you need a little more menu inspiration, go HERE

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  1. I make chicken nachos and pollo fundido every week. I cook mine on the stove thought. I shred my boiled chicken and add it to my cooked onions and green peppers. I add a can if Campbell's fiesta nacho cheese soup and two cans of rotel. It's so quick, cheap and easy!!! I use the chicken mix for the topping of my nachos and the inside of my pollo fundido. Two dishes with one pot!!

  2. I wish I had this recipe this morning. I have everything needed! Just making boring old bbq chicken.

  3. I wish I had this recipe this morning. I have everything needed! Just making boring old bbq chicken.

  4. I was surprised by the brown sugar in the recipe. Is it to balance the tomatoes in the Rotel?

  5. Can I safely make up the meal ahead in the crock and refrigerate it until it is time to start the cooking process or is it better to let the crock get to room temperature first?

  6. Does the brown sugar make it sweet? I really don’t want it to taste sweet, but don’t want to mess it up either 🙂


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