Chicken and Shrimp Fajita Nachos are delicious when layered with all the good stuff chicken, shrimp, peppers, onions, and cheese. Nachos are perfect for leftovers and feeding a crowd!
On a sheet pan, I topped crispy tortilla chips with fajita seasoned chicken, shrimp, peppers, onions, cheese., and Sriracha. After heating it through, I garnished it with green onion slices and served it with sour cream, avocado, and tomato. Yum!
Nachos are my go-to on a busy weeknight when I don’t really have time to cook, but I want something good. If I plan ahead, I’ll cook extra protein earlier in the week to layer on chips. If I don’t, chicken and shrimp take just a few minutes to saute so no worries either way.
Nachos are also good if you don’t have a lot of anything because when it’s all put together there’s enough for a meal. (Which also makes them inexpensive to make too!) Then, instead of a scrawny meal, my family thinks I’m a genius with a beautiful large nacho presentation at the table for them.
CHICKEN AND SHRIMP FAJITA NACHOS
As well, you can personalize this recipe with your favorite. I do not like green bell peppers, but if you do by all means add them! You can literally add whatever you want. Here are some of our favorite nacho toppings:
- sour cream
- green onion
- black beans
- thinly sliced radishes
- cheese – Whatever type you have.
- cauliflower – I know it’s odd but good.
- lime juice
- ground beef
- pork tenderloin or loin
You can use my simple Fajita Seasoning recipe to control the salt. I find seasoning mixes are usually too salty for my liking.
HOW LONG TO BAKE THE NACHOS
The nachos will be ready once the cheese is melted. Typically, it takes mine about 10 minutes. However, cook time depends on how many toppings you have. Watch the chips carefully to avoid over-cooking them. Tortilla chips can burn fairly easily. They’re ready as soon as they start to brown.
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Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on products used.
I updated this post from an earlier version. I made new photos and simplified the recipe instructions.
Chicken and Shrimp Fajita Nachos
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- 4 or 5 chicken tenders or 2 chicken breasts
- ½ pound shrimp shelled and deveined
- 2 tablespoons fajita seasoning Here's my homemade recipe.
- 10 ounce bag tortilla chips
- 1 cup peppers I used yellow and red, sliced
- 1 cup onions I used red and a sweet onion, sliced
- 1 cup American processed cheese like Velveeta brand or shredded cheddar cheese
- ¼ cup feta cheese crumbled
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce optional, more or less to your taste
- Season chicken, shrimp, and sliced vegetables with fajita seasoning. Saute' chicken a couple of minutes on med hi-or until done and remove to a platter.
- Saute' vegetables 3 to 4 minutes or to desired doneness, remove to a platter.
- Saute' shrimp 60 to 90 seconds until cooked through, remove to a platter.
- Place tortilla chips on a baking sheet. Top with chicken, vegetables, shrimp then cheeses.
- Add Sriracha sauce and garnish with green onion slices. Serve immediately.
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This looks awesome!
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Helen - And Who Says You Cant? says
Hey Paula! Thanks for this post!! I love nachos and these look awesome. That Srirachi sauce is amazing!! Its fab with mayo as a Russian dressing for a Reuben (fyi). Ps: thanks for the comment on my blog, Im looking into Twtter / Facebook at the moment and you might have just given me the kick I needed to get it sorted out. Thanks again 🙂
These look wonderful. Thanks for linking to Food on Friday. Cheers
The Mandatory Mooch says
Oh yummy!! Looks terrific. Thanks for linking up to Tasty Thursdays at The Mandatory Mooch. Hope you will link up again this week. The party will be live tonight. http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com
Yum! These look delicious, Paula! I love love LOVE nachos. 🙂 Thanks for sharing on Marvelous Mondays!
Yum! I had to stop by from Wednesday Whatsits–looked too good to pass up!
Michelles Tasty Creations says
OMG Paula this looks amazing! I love nachos and am always looking for new inventive recipes. Thanks so much for sharing at Creative Thursday this week. Have a wonderful weekend.
Sweet Bella Roos says
Yum! My hubby would love this. Thanks for linking up at Pin It Thursday
Diane Balch says
I remember my son's xmas list looking very similar at 13 I think he will really get into your fajita nachos. I hope you are planing on sharing them today on foodie friday.
Full Circle Creations says
So delicious! Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party.
Patty (Patty's Pretty Things) says
OMG these look delicious! I pinned them so I can try them soon!
Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen says
These fajitas would certainly take care of my constant craving for Mexican food. Love that you've used the combination of chicken and shrimp for depth of flavor.
Your blog is marvelous Paula and I'll be following along on Facebook so I don't miss a single one of your delicious posts.
Natalie Seider says
Erin O'Riordan says
I never thought of using shrimp on nachos – but I love it!
Anna @ Beauty in the Chaos says
I am returning the blog love from the MNB Hop this past Monday. Thanks for linking up with us 🙂
This looks soooooooo good! Yum!
Anna @ beautyinthechaos.com
Daisy TrendyMomReviews says
New follower! Looking forward to reading more. Hope you will follow back too.
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Holy moly this looks amazing! I would have never thought to put shrimp on nachos. Must try this! Thanks
This looks fantastic! Yum! Saw you on Marvelous Mondays and am now following. would love it if you followed me back! 🙂