Grilled Chicken Nachos

How to make Grilled Chicken Nachos

Grilled Chicken Nachos from Taco Villa includes corn tortilla chips, marinated grilled chicken, grated cheese, and salsa in it. You can order this menu as a side dish with other menu items from Taco Villa restaurant.

If you want to prepare this dish at home, then you can follow the recipe below that we have modified for your convenience. Before preparing this dish, you should arrange the required ingredients for preparing this dish.


Taco Villa grilled chicken nachos feature marinated grilled chicken and grated cheese as its main ingredients. If you want to prepare this recipe at home, you have to arrange the following ingredients before the preparation. 

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 lb chicken breast
  • 16 oz bag tortilla chips
  • 15 oz can refried beans
  • 1 1/2 cups grated cheese
  • 2 carrots grated
  • 4 oz can black olives
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup chopped lettuce


Method of Preparation

  1. To begin with the recipe, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Add some oil to the chicken and sprinkle the chicken with some with salt and pepper. Now, grill the chicken on the stovetop griddle over medium high heat, which will take you about 5 minutes per side. However, timing may vary according to the thickness of chicken. 
  3. When the chicken is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 165 degrees, set aside the cooked chicken to cool a bit. And then shred it with two forks.
  4. In 2 large 9 x 13 oven-safe dishes, place the tortilla chips between the two pans. Top the chips with the chicken. Add dollops of refried beans and sprinkle with cheese.
  5. Then cover the baking dishes with foil and bake for 15 minutes, or until the cheese gets melted. Remove the foil and bake for another 2 minutes.
  6. When the tortilla chips and chicken mixture are baking, you can prepare the remaining toppings. 
  7. When the cheese melts on the tortilla chips, you can take them out of the oven. Now, you can top the chips with the carrots, olives, salsa, and lettuce. 
  8. Serve fresh to enjoy.


Nutrition Facts

There are 660 calories in 1 serving of grilled chicken nacho from Taco Villa; most of the calories come from carbohydrates and fats. Let us discuss all the nutrients that we get from 1 serving of grilled chicken nachos from Taco villa.

  • Calories: 660
  • Calories from Fat: 360
  • Total Fat (g): 39
  • Saturated Fat (g): 0
  • Trans Fat (g): 0
  • Cholesterol (mg): 60
  • Sodium (mg): 2180
  • Total Carbohydrates (g): 57
  • Dietary Fiber (g): 5
  • Sugars (g): 0
  • Protein (g): 23


The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

Best Fast Food in Town

I have enjoyed Taco Villa for years! The meat burritos are delicious and very large compared to the other taco joint in town. I have never been disappointed. If you want fast food that is different from the usual hamburger or chicken, Taco Villa is the place to go.

Date of visit: September 2015


Reviewed 10 May 2016


I submitted the below to Taco Villa Corporate weeks ago, actually twice, to this date I still do not have a refund, nor has anyone contacted me ..this is simple theft....Beware the garbage !

Today at about 11:20 I visited the Taco Villa in Amarillo on coulter ..... I am requesting a refund ticket below, as I looked at my Nacho Deluxe “ scrambled garbage” and simply left it on the counter, almost in tears and left.

I felt no reason to argue about it as the process had already been through much conversation. I would like to state the cashier was nice and did try.

I never received the coffee I think my request for fresh was an inconvenience to them...

Please mail the refund to me, a coupon for the amount is not an option, I don’t plan to return. Ticket says to go, but it was an in house request....the cashier was nice enough to give me a tray......for what others threw at me...


Thank You

Date of visit: April 2016


Reviewed 24 August 2016

Local Favorite; Reasons Unknown

This place (the whole chain) is a local favorite, but I have no idea why. My friends told me "Take it for what it is, don't compare it to real Mexican food", so I tried it with an open mind. Didn't help.

The "famous" Guadalajara is a toasted tortilla spread with some avocado paste, covered with a lot of shredded lettuce, a paper thin tomato slice, and some shredded cheese that isn't even melted (the whole thing is cold, so maybe the cheese isn't supposed to be melted). There is so much shredded lettuce relative to everything else, that lettuce is the primary flavor. Not very interesting.

The taco is a little bit of "meat" (I guess it really was ground beef) in a taco shell with shredded cheese. The filling was so lukewarm (and tacos really are supposed to be hot) that the cheese wasn't even a little bit melty. Also flavorless. I know I wasn't supposed to be expecting authentic Mexican, but there should have been a hint of chili or cumin or something. Adding the spicy sauce (lots of it) didn't help because the sauce didn't have any flavor either.

Why this place is so popular is a mystery to me. Like the taco filling.

Date of visit: August 2016

The Most Popular Queries

How long should I cook chicken nachos on the grill?

Ans: You can cook the chicken nachos for 5 minutes on the grill, or until the cheese gets melted. The purpose of heating on the grill is to allow the cheese to melt that you have added on the top of the nachos.


What is the best way to grill nachos inside?

Ans: You should avoid putting the nachos over a direct flame. You can place hot coals on the far side of the grill, which will help not to burn the chips. Then grill the nachos for about 5 minutes, turning the tray once to get both sides nice and toasty. You should use a spatula to cut and serve the nachos while removing the tray from the grill.

Latest News

Taco Villa is in search of Management personnel

Taco Villa is now interviewing for Part-time, Full-time and Management positions, reported by Taco Villa face book page.

If you’ve got a great work ethic, friendly attitude, neat appearance and the desire to grow your career with a highly successful company, then Taco Villa is definitely for you! 

The face book page also mentioned about the job advertisement that states:

“We’re hiring the right people (16 years old and older) to fill all positions. We offer:

Pay based on great performance, desire to quickly meet our customers’ needs, and punctuality.

Flexible working hours night and day as needed. A great working environment where you can grow a career.”

The face book post also asked to apply in person at all Taco Villas in Odessa, Amarillo, Midland, and Big Spring, Texas, or Hobbs, New Mexico. Or go online to