I found this recipe on Pinterest and knew I just HAD to try it. The night before last was date night and it was my turn to plan it so I decided that video games would be fun and what better time to have nachos! This healthy version of nachos is so colorful and it looks so good, so my husband and I thought we’d have fun making it together. Well, we did and it was AMAZING!! For those of you that are vegetarian, you can swap out the chicken for beans and still have a great meal/side.
Recipe and photo from http://www.heatovento350.com/
1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
1 clove garlic, minced
3 green onions, sliced, white parts and green parts separated
3/4 cup shredded cooked chicken
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 cup salsa
salt and pepper to taste
1/2 pound mini bell peppers
3/4 cup shredded cheddar/Monterey jack cheese blend
1/8 cup sliced black olives
1/4 large tomato, diced
1/8 cup cilantro
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Heat the oil in a 12 inch non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and the white parts of the green onions and cook and stir 1 minute.
Mix in shredded chicken and chili powder. Toss until all ingredients are well coated with chili powder and chicken is warm, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in salsa. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Slice the ends off each mini bell pepper and slice in half lengthwise. Remove seeds and ribs and press each half open so the peppers are as flat as possible. Arrange close together in a single layer on a large baking sheet.
Spoon chicken mixture evenly over pepper halves. Top with black olives and cheese mixture
Bake nachos for 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted. Remove from oven, top with tomatoes, cilantro, and remaining green onions.