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no chip “nachos”

I served this appetizer at the Christmas Craft Party and I’ll be bringing it to a family Christmas party next this weekend. (I think I may be in denial that Christmas is a week from Today!)

It is chicken nachos, minus the chips!

melty goodness

In the place of chips are those adorable mini bell peppers you can find in most grocery stores and always at Costco.

lazy chicken

I was in a super time-crunch for the craft party so I used a new product I found at Costco, rotisserie chicken breast meat. It came in a 2 1/2 pound package, I pulled out what I needed, and froze the rest.

no chip nachos

Mini Pepper Chicken “Nachos”

1 teaspoon olive oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
6 green onions, sliced, white parts and green parts, separated
1  1/2 cups shredded or chopped cooked chicken breast meat
1 teaspoon chipotle chili powder
1 cup prepared salsa
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 pound mini tri-color bell peppers
1  1/2 cups shredded Monterey pepper jack
1 large tomato, diced
1/4 cup cilantro
Sour cream

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with foil.

Heat the oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and the white parts of the green onions and cook and stir for 1 minute. Stir in the chopped chicken and chili powder. Toss until the chicken is warm, about 1-2 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in salsa. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

cut mini peppers in half

Slice off the ends of 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 the prepared baking sheet.

fill peppers

Spoon the chicken mixture evenly into the pepper halves. Top with cheese.

melty goodness

Bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes, or until cheese has melted.

Meanwhile, mix together the chopped tomatoes, cilantro, and the green portions of the green onions in a medium bowl.

no chip nachos

Remove nachos from oven, top with tomato mixture, and then dollop each pepper with sour cream.  Serve hot or at room temperature.

Serves 8 to 10

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1 Shelley J { 12.18.13 at 9:13 AM }

This looks like an excellent low carb appetizer! Thanks!

2 Tram Mai { 12.18.13 at 9:14 AM }

These were so tasty- I couldn’t stop eating them!! 🙂

3 Marissa { 12.18.13 at 9:45 AM }

I might make this for my “party” tonight!

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