Friday, April 5, 2013

Loaded Chicken Nachos

Original recipe is from Diabetic Living Online


Serves 4

  • 8~ 6-inch corn tortillas
  • Nonstick cooking spray
  • teaspoons unsalted butter
  • tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup fat-free milk
  • 1/2 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese (2 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese (2 ounces)
  • ounce fat-free cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ounces cooked & diced Chicken or browned Extra Lean Ground Beef as the original recipe calls for
  • 1/4 cup water
  • recipe Homemade Taco Seasoning 
  • cup chopped tomato (1 large)
  • 1/2 cup chopped green or red sweet pepper (1 small)
  • 1/4 cup sliced green onions (2)
  • fresh jalapeno chili pepper, stemmed, seeded, and thinly sliced* (optional)
  • 1/2 cup chunky mild salsa, such as Newman's Own All Natural brand
  • tablespoons snipped fresh cilantro
  • Preheat oven to 375 º   F. 
  • Cut each tortilla into eight wedges. 
  • Place tortilla wedges in a single layer on a large baking sheet. 
  • Coat wedges with cooking spray.
  •  Bake for 10 to 13 minutes or until wedges are crisp and golden brown on edges. 
  • Set aside.
  • Cheese sauce, in a small saucepan melt butter over medium heat. 
  • Stir in flour until combined. 
  • Whisk in milk until smooth. 
  • Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. 
  • Cook for 2 minutes more. 
  • Stir in mozzarella cheese, cheddar cheese, cream cheese, paprika, and turmeric. 
  • Cook and stir over medium heat until cheese is melted and mixture is smooth.
  •  Reduce heat to low. Hold cheese sauce over low heat until needed, stirring occasionally.
  • Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. 
  • Heat skillet over medium heat. 
  • Add meat; cook until browned, using a wooden spoon to break up meat as it cooks.
  • Drain off fat. 
  • Stir the water and *Homemade Taco Seasoning into meat in skillet. 
  • Cook and stir for 3 to 5 minutes more or until most of the water has evaporated.
  • To serve, arrange tortilla wedges on a serving plate. 
  • Top with meat mixture, cheese sauce, tomato, sweet pepper, green onions, and, if desired, chili pepper. 
  • Serve with salsa and cilantro.
*Homemade Taco Seasoning 

  • teaspoons paprika
  • teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon ground Chipotle chili pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • In a small bowl stir together all ingredients.
Nutritional Info Per Serving:
Servings Per Recipe: 4
PER SERVING: 291 cal., 11 g total fat (6 g sat. fat), 61 mg chol., 356 mg sodium, 23 g carb. (3 g fiber, 6 g sugars), 24 g pro.

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