Admittedly, I’m a pretty picky eater. With that being said, I am always searching for ways to enjoy my main food group (cheese), while still managing to be somewhat healthy.
I usually look for easy, weeknight recipes that pack a flavorful punch. If you like things bland, this won’t be for you.
I tried The Cookie Rookie’s Tequila Lime Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos for the first time recently, and I was not disappointed. It was an easy, fun meal that quite literally spiced things up for dinner.
Tequila was, at a time, my liquor of choice, but if you are not a tequila-drinker, do not fear. The tequila, lime, and taco seasoning blend beautifully together to create a poignantly delicious flavor. I would seriously recommend using this combination in other meals. I have yet to do so myself, but when I do I will certainly update you and let you know how it went.
If you are interested in trying this recipe, you can find Tequila Lime Sheet Pan Chicken Nachos here.
This is how I changed the recipe to suit my needs:
- I cheated and used canned chicken to save time. I ALWAYS put the chicken in a strainer and thoroughly wash it first to get rid of as much of the preservatives as I can.
- Gimme all the lime. I can literally eat a lemon or lime independent of any other food group, so it’s safe to say I at least doubled the amount of lime that the recipe called for. I wouldn’t know for sure because I sometimes go rogue – old-school – and do not measure. Call it the Italian in me, but I pour until it “looks” like the “right amount”.
- Definitely make your own “queso”. I opted for a homemade nacho cheese because it is faster with less ingredients. I use this recipe for the nacho cheese. My suggestion: substitute the chili powder for a splash of Frank’s Red Hot.
- The Lime Tostitos are a must. Regular just won’t cut it (unless you do not like flavor).
- I substituted Pico de Gallo for fresh salsa, which I put on AFTER they came out of the oven.
- I also topped it with homemade guacamole (avocado, more lime juice, dash of garlic powder in the chopper for 30 seconds) and diced black olives.
Do yourself a favor and try this one out! When you do, how did it go? What modifications did you make? I’d love to hear back from you!