Grilled Foil-Pack Chicken Nachos

June  9, 2021
5 Ratings
Photo by Jenny Huang
  • Prep time 15 minutes
  • Cook time 30 minutes
  • Serves 4
What You'll Need
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon tomato paste
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound boneless, skinless chicken thighs
  • 8 cups tortilla chips (or two handfuls per packet)
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • Pico de Gallo, for topping
  • Sliced avocado, for topping
  • Cilantro, for topping
  • Sour cream, for topping
  • Hot sauce, for topping
  1. In a large mixing bowl, using a fork, mix together the olive oil, salt, cumin, chile powder, tomato paste, oregano and cayenne until thoroughly mixed. Add the chicken thigh and toss until the thighs are well coated in the spice mixture. Let marinate for at least an hour or up to 12.
  2. Preheat grill to high. Once hot, add the chicken to the grill and cook for 4-6 minutes per side or until cooked. Remove the chicken to a plate and let rest for 10 minutes. Turn the grill heat down to medium. Once the chicken has rested, chop the chicken into 1/2-inch pieces. Set aside.
  3. Tear off four big square piece of aluminum foil. Place about two cups (two big handfuls) of tortillas chips in the center of a sheet of foil. Top the chips with ¼ of the Monterey Jack cheese, ¼ of the chopped chicken and then ¼ of the cheddar cheese. To seal the packets, bring two sides of the foil together over top of the nachos and roll them together to create a seal. Roll up the open sides of foil packets to seal together all the edges. Repeat with the rest of the ingredients to make four foil packets. You could easily stretch the ingredients to make six foil packets, if you're serving this as a snack or a side dish.
  4. Place the foil packets onto the grill and let cook for 8-10 minutes or until cheese melts (it’s OK to peek inside the pouch if you’re unsure). When ready, remove from the grill, carefully open the packets and top with your favorite toppings.

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