Smoky Southwestern Nacho Cauldron

Nacho cauldron made with Old El Paso® Thick 'n Chunky salsa and chicken - perfect if you love Southwestern snacks that are ready in 15 minutes.

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  • prep time 15 min
  • total time 15 min
  • ingredients 9
  • servings 8
 

Ingredients

1
box (1 lb) pasteurized prepared cheese product loaf, cut into 1-inch cubes (3 cups)
1
cup Old El Paso™ Thick 'n Chunky salsa
1/4
cup barbecue sauce
2
tablespoons chopped green onions (2 medium)
2
packages (6 oz each) refrigerated cooked southwestern-seasoned chicken breast strips, cut into bite-size pieces
10
oz gold tortilla chips (extra thick)
3
medium plum (Roma) tomatoes, chopped (about 1 cup)
3
cups shredded lettuce
1/2
cup sour cream

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  • 1 In 2 1/2-quart microwavable bowl, microwave cheese, salsa and barbecue sauce on High 6 to 9 minutes, stirring every 3 minutes, until cheese is melted. Stir in onions. Spoon cheese mixture into 1- to 1 1/2-quart slow cooker; set on Low heat setting to keep warm.
  • 2 Heat chicken as directed on package.
  • 3 To serve, have guests place chips on individual plates; spoon cheese mixture over chips and top with warm chicken, tomatoes, lettuce and sour cream.
  • 1 In 2 1/2-quart microwavable bowl, microwave cheese, salsa and barbecue sauce on High 6 to 9 minutes, stirring every 3 minutes, until cheese is melted. Stir in onions. Spoon cheese mixture into 1- to 1 1/2-quart slow cooker; set on Low heat setting to keep warm.
  • 2 Heat chicken as directed on package.
  • 3 To serve, have guests place chips on individual plates; spoon cheese mixture over chips and top with warm chicken, tomatoes, lettuce and sour cream.

EXPERT TIPS

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Expert Tips

Stir the cheese mixture frequently so a skin doesn't form on the surface during the party.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
510
(
Calories from Fat
280),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
31g
31%
(Saturated Fat
14g,
14%
Trans Fat
1g
1%
),
Cholesterol
90mg
90%;
Sodium
1730mg
1730%;
Total Carbohydrate
32g
32%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
6g
6%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
25%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
30%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.