Nachos are a classic, a favourite of millions of people across the globe. From plain nachos to the big bang nachos which include beans, veggies, salsa, and more, the chip and cheese combination allows for endless experimentation and additions. One such obvious addition is chicken. To make Chicken Nachos one needs to prepare different elements like arranging or making chips, preparing the chicken, having cheese, making guacamole, and adding toppings like sour cream, coriander, and jalapeno. To prepare the chicken, cook it in oil, tomato paste, sugar, and chicken broth. Seasoning includes lime juice, olive oil, garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, cumin powder, paprika, cayenne powder, salt, and pepper. And for the guac, one needs avocados, coriander, and lime juice.
Nachos were created in Piedras in 1940. The story goes that a group of women walked into the Victory Club outside business hours. The maître d’hôtel Ignacio Anaya had no cooks at the time. So he ran to the kitchen and threw together a quick appetiser with items he could find, essentially taking a base of corn tortilla chips, adding cheese and jalapeno, and putting them in the oven. The women loved it and asked for seconds, and jokingly ended up calling it the Nacho special. Nacho was the traditional nickname for anyone named Ignacio in Spanish-speaking countries. The dish became a permanent part of the menu and the rest, as they say, is history.
This simple nacho dish has since seen many variations, and the Chicken Nachos is one iteration of people proudly carrying on this dish.