What's For Dinner? Jerk Chicken Nachos

What's For Dinner? Jerk Chicken Nachos

Lisa Lewey-Shields is back with a yummy nacho recipe to share as well as tips on keeping up your pantry and making substitutions while baking.
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Jerk Chicken Nachos (Pampered Chef Original Recipe)

6 cups tortilla chips
3 cups shredded cooked chicken
1 clove garlic minced
1 small onion minced
2 cups shredded cheddar and Monterey Jack cheese blend
2 Tablespoons Jamaican Jerk Rub divided (Pampered Chef blend)
1 small yellow or red bell pepper or combination
1 lime (optional)
2 tablespoons cilantro
¼-½ cup sour cream and 1 teaspoon add. Jamaican Jerk Rub

Preheat oven to 425° F. Arrange tortilla chips in a slightly overlapping layer on a baking sheet. Combine chicken, cheese, garlic, onion and 1 T of the jerk rub. Mix gently. Sprinkle chicken mixture evenly over tortilla chips. Bake 5-7 mins or until cheese is melted. Remove from oven.
While baking, dice bell pepper. Place in bowl. Cut lime in half. Juice half of the lime and add to bowl. Add remaining 1 T of jerk rub to bowl. And mix well. Spoon bell pepper mixture over nachos. Sprinkle evenly with cilantro.
Mix sour cream with an additional 1 teaspoon of jerk rub. Spoon or pipe sour cream mixture over nachos. Slice remaining lime half and garnish nachos.

Helpful Substitutions

IngredientAmount Called ForSubstitute
1 tsp Baking Powder =¼ tsp baking soda plus ½ tsp cream of tartar


1 tsp Baking Soda = 2 tsp cream of tartar & 1 tsp baking powder
OR 3 tsp baking powder

1 C Biscuit Mix = 1 cup flour plus 1½ teaspoons baking powder and 2 tablespoons shortening

1/2 C Brown sugar = 2 tablespoons molasses in ½ cup granulated sugar

1 C Butter = 1 cup margarine OR ⅞ cup solid vegetable shortening plus ½ teaspoon salt OR ⅞ cup corn oil plus a pinch of salt

1 C Catsup/chili sauce = 1 cup tomato sauce plus ½ cup sugar and 2 tablespoons vinegar

1 square (1oz) Chocolate = 3 – 4 tablespoons cocoa plus 1 tablespoon butter

1 Tb. Cornstarch = 2 tablespoons flour

1 C Cream, light =  ⅞ cup milk plus 3 tablespoons butter

1 C Cream, Heavy = ¾ cup milk plus ⅓ cup butter

1 tsp Dry Mustard = 1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard

1 C Flour, self rising = 1 cup all-purpose flour, ½ teaspoon salt, and 1 teaspoon baking powder

1 C Flour, sifted cake = 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour less 2 tablespoons

1 C Flour, all purpose = 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons cake flour

1 tsp Dried Herbs = 1 tablespoon fresh herbs

Lemon juice of 1 lemon =  3 tablespoons bottled lemon juice

1 C Milk, Whole = ½ cup evaporated milk plus ½ cup water

1 C Milk, Buttermilk = 1 cup whole milk plus 1 tablespoon vinegar or lemon juice (let stand 5 minutes)

1 small Onion, fresh = 1 tablespoon dehydrated minced onion

Orange juice of 1 orange =  ⅓ – ½ cup orange juice

Stocking My Pantry:
Spices
Salt
Pepper
Cinnamon
Dill
Nutmeg
Sweet Basil
Oregano
Cumin
Paprika
Parsley
Cilantro
Italian Seasoning
Chili Powder
Chives
Celery Seed
Garlic (salt-powder-granules-minced-chopped-cloves)
Onion (salt-powder-minced-chopped-fresh-frozen)

Extracts
Vanilla Pure
Rum
Almond

Vinegars
White
Apple Cider
Balsamic

Packets
Taco Seasoning
Italian Roast Beef
Ranch Dip Mix
Italian Dressing Mix
Lipton Onion Soup Mix

Dressings
Ranch
French
Raspberry Vinaigrette
Kraft Zesty
Caesar
Honey Mustard

Mustards
Yellow
Dijon
Honey

Maple Syrup
Lemon Juice
Hot Sauces
Sour Cream
Cream Cheese
1/3 Fat Free

Butter
Salted
Non-Salted

Spreads
Yogurt based

Instant Potatoes
Rice
Grits
Oatmeal
Old Fashion
Quick

Soup Base
Carton vs Canned vs cubes vs past vs homemade
Chicken
Beef
Vegetable
Seafood

Mayo
Hellmanns vs Kraft vs Miracle Whip

Eggs
2 dozen Fresh (eat, cook, bake)
2 dozen old (2 weeks past the sell by date) Hard Boil

Saltine Crackers
Stick Pretzels
Puddings
Cheesecake
Banana
Chocolate
Pistachio
Vanilla

Jello
Strawberry
Lime
Cherry
Orange
Know – Clear

Ramen Noodles
Pasta
Soups
Tomato
Cream of Mushroom
Cream of Onion
Cream of Celery
Cream of Chicken
French Onion
Beef Bouillon

Diced Green Chilis
Coconut Milk
Evaporated Milk
Condensed Milk

Cheese
Block vs Shredded

Canned vs Frozen vegs
Peas
Carrots
Green Beans
Tomatoes
Potatoes
Mixed Veggies
Beans
Pinto
Chili
Black
Kidney




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