Chicken Pad Thai Nachos

Chicken Pad Thai Nachos
After making the spaghetti squash shrimp pad thai last week I couldn't help but think of other new ways to serve pad thai and with the football playoffs here I guess it was inevitable that I would think of pad thai nachos! The basic idea here was to serve all of the flavours of pad thai on nachos covered with plenty of melted cheese for snacking on while watching the game. I started out with my pad thai sauce of tamarind, fish sauce, sugar and chili sauce for a perfect blend of sour, salty, sweet and spicy and I mixed some shredded chicken into it before sprinkling it onto the tortilla chips. Up next were some basic pad thai vegetables including bean sprouts, carrots and green onions and of course heaps of cheese that was then melted under the broiler. The finishing touches were some chopped peanuts and fresh cilantro. The pad thai flavours work fabulously well in nacho form all covered in ooey gooey melted cheese and these nachos are sure to please at your game day party. (They are even better if you hoard them all to yourself and eat them as a meal, but I wouldn't know anything about that...)

Chicken Pad Thai Nachos
Serve with extra sriracha for those that like it hot!

Chicken Pad Thai Nachos
Chicken Pad Thai Nachos

Chicken Pad Thai Nachos

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 20 minutes Servings: 8

Pad Thai inspired nachos with chicken in a tasty pad thai sauce, fresh veggies and herbs along with plenty of melted cheese.



ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon tamarind concentrate or 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons fish sauce or soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons palm sugar or brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon chili sauce or to taste
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter (optional)
  • 2 cups chicken, cooked and shredded
  • 1 (14 ounce) bag tortilla chips
  • 1 cup cheddar, shredded
  • 1 cup monterey jack, shredded
  • 2 cups bean sprouts
  • 2 carrots, shredded
  • 4 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
directions
  1. Simmer the tamarind, fish sauce, sugar, chili sauce and peanut butter over medium heat until the peanut butter melts into the sauce, about 2-3 minutes, before mixing in the chicken.
  2. Spread the nachos out on a baking dish, sprinkle on the chicken and sauce mixture, bean sprouts, carrots and green onions followed by the cheese and broil until the cheese has melted, about 2-4 minutes, before topping with peanuts and fresh cilantro.
Nutrition Facts: Calories 434, Fat 19g (Saturated 3.7g, Trans 0), Cholesterol 33mg, Sodium 1008mg, Carbs 43g (Fiber 4g, Sugars 6g), Protein 26g
Nutrition by: Nutritional facts powered by Edamam

16 comments:

Becki's Whole Life said...

Wow, this looks wonderful and such a great twist on party food! Pad thai will always be my favorite Thai dish even though I like to venture out and try different dishes.

Tieghan said...

These are just awesome! What a creative nacho!

Jenn @ Peas and Crayons said...

Brilliant! Simply brilliant! I need these quirky nachos on my plate ASAP!

Stephanie @ Girl Versus Dough said...

What a genius combo! I would totally eat these as a whole meal. ;)

Laura's Culinary Adventures said...

You have some fabulous nacho recipies, and this one could be the best yet!

Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

I can't believe you turned pad thai into nachos. You are a GENIUS, Kevin! And with that Sriracha drizzle - I am sold!

Sylvia Ellie said...

What a fantastic idea! I am definitely pinning this one. Love pad thai and this is just another way I can enjoy it. Thanks.

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche said...

You're so inventive Kevin! These are awesome!

Sophia Purvis said...

My whole family loves Thai so I will give this ago next time
It looks so good

Chris @ Shared Appetite said...

Heck yes this looks so amazing! Love the creativity!

Belana said...

I HATE CILANTRO!!! Why do people see the need to ruin a perfectly good plate of food with it!!! Parsley, chopped red onion, peppers, anything but that!!!

Amy Dong said...

Seriously, Kevin?! Who thinks of such fabulous combos? I'll have a huge plate of this, please :)

Mama J said...

Super inventive! Pure genius! These will be on my Superbowl menu for sure!

Donalyn @ The Creekside Cook said...

Kevin, these look marvelous and a very nice change from traditional nachos - might be a good addition to our super bowl party!

NewsAnchorToHomemaker said...

I'm going to make this Sunday for a party! Thanks!

bev @ bev cooks said...

Good GRIEF. Me wanty.

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