Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Slow Cooker Inside-Out Chicken Nachos

LOL Actually a nacho stuffed chicken breast. I call it inside-out since it is all the fun of a good Chicken Nacho platter but using the chicken as the base instead of the chips.  Very versatile dish, you can add in your own topping preferences!
No slow cooker time? place the rolls in a baking dish instead and bake at 350 for 25-35 minutes until it reaches 165

4 chicken breast, pounded to 1/2 inch thickness

1 1/2 cups prepared pinto beans(1 can, drained and rinsed or approx 1/2 cup dried)*
1 TB butter or bacon fat*
(to taste, cumin, garlic powder, chili powder, onion powder I use about 1/4-1/2 tsp each)
1/4 cup salsa

* of course you can just use a can of premade refried beans if you like

slices of cheese of your choice...(I used Pepper Jack and Cheddar, Monterrey or Colby would be an excellent choice too)
jalapeno peppers or green chilies, minced

1/4 cup taco sauce
1 green onion, chopped

1/2 cup crushed tortilla chip

Place beans in a sauce pan over medium low heat and mash with a potato masher, add in bacon fat or butter and seasonings to taste. Stir in salsa and mash it all together to a re-fried bean consistency.
Remove from heat.

Place chicken breasts on a flat surface and spread bean mixture over each breast.
Place on cheeses(the amount you like is variable, but dont got overboard) and peppers.

Roll up and secure with tooth picks.

Line or grease your slow cooker(I used my 2 quart crock) and place the rolls in. Pour over taco sauce and sprinkle with green onions.(My husband actually had wanted sliced olives too, but I was out, I would have added them on the top as well.)

Cover and cook low 6-8 hours until the chicken reaches at least 165.

Sprinkle with crushed tortilla chips and a dollop of sour cream....I put a squirt of Chalula Chipotle Hot Sauce on mine....I put that on everything LOL.
Even a scoop of guacamole if you like.
Feel free to add any of YOUR favorite nacho toppings!

you can sub 3/4 cup commercial re-fried beans for the pinto beans, fat and seasonings if you wish

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