1tbsp EACH:Honey, Lime Juice, Tomato Paste (Tomato Puree in UK)
1tsp EACH:Smoked Paprika, Cumin
1/2tsp EACH: Onion Powder, Garlic Powder, Oregano, Salt
1/4tsp EACH:Cayenne Pepper, Black Pepper
8medium-large slices ofBread,lightly toasted
1 1/2 cups / 150gCheddar,or as needed
4handfulsTortilla Chips,(6 or so per sandwich, or enough to comfortably cover the bread)
2small Avocados,thinly sliced
1largeRed Onion,sliced into thin rounds
1/2 cupslicedJalapeños,or to preference
Prep Chicken: To a mixing bowl add 1 tsp smoked paprika & cumin, 1/2 tsp oregano, onion powder, garlic powder & salt, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper and black pepper. Stir in 1.5 tbsp olive oil then add chicken and use a pair of tongs to fully coat the thighs.
Cook Chicken: Add chicken to a large pan over medium high heat. Fry until they begin to char, then flip and continue frying until they're piping hot through the centre and charred on the other side. Lower heat to medium if you need more time to cook them through without them burning. Remove from pan and place in a bowl to one side.
Chicken Sauce: Turn heat to medium and fry 1 tbsp tomato paste for a couple of mins. Add 3/4 cup chicken stock with 1 tbsp honey and lime juice. Give it a good stir then simmer for a couple of mins or until it thickens slightly. Meanwhile shred chicken with two forks, then add to the sauce and simmer for another couple of mins until the chicken soaks up the sauce.
Chicken Nachos: Add tortilla chips to bread, then stack chicken on top and finish with cheese. Place on a baking tray and grill/broil until the cheese melts.
Nacho Sandwich: Add on top onion, tomatoes, avocado and jalapeños. Spread a second slice of bread with sour cream then place that on top. Tuck in!
a) Fillings/Toppings - In reality you can use any kind of toppings you want! I keep mine in slices (as opposed to finely dicing as you would to top regular nachos) just to keep it more 'sandwich-like', but you can dice the toppings if you fancy. Check out my Foil-Packet Nachos for more inspiration!b) Servings - This will make 4 large sandwiches, or 5-6 smaller ones.c) Do I have to add the Chicken? - If you've made it this far and still question the chicken, you can leave this out and just make a nacho sandwich! Just grill the cheese on the tortilla chips and carry on from there.d) Calories - based on just the chicken/cheese with no toppings. Per sandwich assuming 4 made in total:
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
*Nutrition is based on the absence of salt unless stated as a measurement in the ingredients. Cost is worked out based on ingredients bought from UK supermarkets, then divided by the number of servings. In both instances these values are just for guidance. Please check out my FAQ Page for more info.