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cooked air fryer loaded nachos

Air Fryer Nachos

This comfort food treat requires minimal prep and cook in less than 5 minutes.
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Course: Dinner, Main Course, Snack
Cuisine: American, Mexican
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 865kcal


  • 4 cups (90g) tortilla chips
  • 2 cups (280g) shredded chicken
  • ½ cup (84g) cooked black beans
  • 1 ½ cups (125g) shredded cheese
  • 1 cup (149g) peppers cooked


  • Fill the air fryer basket with tortilla chips to about two-thirds of the way full.
  • Top with chicken, peppers, black beans, and cheese.
  • Air Fry at 350F / 180C for 4-5 minutes, or until cheese is melted.
  • Remove nachos from the air fryer and top with diced tomatoe, salsa, guacamole and serve.


Tips For Success

  • Add the salsa and guacamole just before serving so the Air Fryer Chicken Nachos don't get soggy.
  • Nachos will cook super fast in the Air Fryer, so watch these closely to make sure they don't burn.
  • Make sure to only fill the air fryer basket two-thirds of the way.
  • To make it easy to remove the nachos, line the air fryer basket with foil before adding ingredients.
  • For evern more flavor, cook your leftover chicken with taco seasoning before adding to the nachos.

Nacho Topping Ideas

  • Olives
  • Jalapeños
  • Refried beans
  • Cooked ground beef
  • Cojita cheese
  • Pico de Gallo
  • Lime crema
  • Chipotle sauce
  • Green chiles
  • Grilled corn

Budget Friendly Tips

  • Use leftover chicken –  use any leftover chicken you have on hand.
  • Freeze leftover chicken – throw all leftover chicken into a freezer bag and keep adding to it until you have enough to make this.
  • Reduce the chicken –  feel free to reduce chicken and bulk it out with more veggies to make it even more budget-friendly.
  • Stock up on chips –  grab tortilla corn chips when on sale and stock up.


Calories: 865kcal | Carbohydrates: 83g | Protein: 39g | Fat: 44g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 92mg | Sodium: 830mg | Potassium: 585mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 448IU | Vitamin C: 30mg | Calcium: 495mg | Iron: 4mg