I know that, this being a Mexican dish, it would make more sense to say “part dos.” But while three years (high school) and three semesters (college) of French classes didn’t exactly leave me fluent en francais, it does mean that out of the foreign languages I could cleverly use to title a blog post, French is the one that comes to mind.

It also means that I occasionally find myself singing the Sesame Street counting song in French. I have no explanation for that, but for some reason, I blame Smitty.

Anyway. I’ve written a post before about making chicken nachos, but this time I did things a little differently. It was the last week of the month, and I did not want to go to the store before refilling my cash envelope. I was saving my last can of black beans to make a pot of chicken enchilada soup, but I had leftover chicken and pico de gallo from our taco dinner at small group.

Clearly, the solution was nachos.

Chicken Nachos (yes, another version)

2 cups (or overflowing handfuls) of tortilla chips
1/2 cup fat-free refried beans
1/2 cup cooked chicken, seasoned and shredded
1/2 cup pepper jack cheese, shredded
1/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded
1 cup lettuce, chopped
1/2 cup pico de gallo
1/2 cup light sour cream
sliced jalapenos

Place chips on oven-safe dish. Heat up beans and add water to thin out a bit. Stir well, then spoon onto chips. Sprinkle chicken and cheese on top. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted. Top with lettuce, pico, sour cream and jalapenos. Devour! Enjoy!

I’m not going to pretend like this dish is super healthy. (Especially if your husband has decided he hates all things chicken and your daughter literally – I’m not even kidding here – spit a chip back onto her plate because you had the nerve to hand her a nacho with a tomato hidden in the sour cream. Because in that case, you are totally justified in eating the whole darn plate yourself. Right? RIGHT.) But ohhh, is it good!

How do you like your nachos? And how do you get creative at the end of the month and grocery budget?

This post will be linked to Mouthwatering Monday, Tasty Tuesday, Tuesdays at the Table, Tempt My Tummy Tuesday, 33 Shades of Green, Foodie Friday, Friday Firsts, Sweet Tooth Friday and Food on Fridays.

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