Saturday, 25 February 2012

smoky chipotle chicken nachos

The base of this meal is Jonas’ amazing Shredded Chipotle Chicken. I cannot emphasise how amazing it tastes after 6 hours of slow cooking in our wonderful NewWave 5 in 1 MultiCooker.

The chicken absorbs the wonderful spice of the chipotles (smoked jalapeños) and Jonas breaks it apart into shreds that soak up the sauce it sits in.

The shredded chicken recipe will make enough nachos for a group of 8 people, but if there’s only a few of you then the leftover chicken is a beautiful filling for another meal like tacos, enchiladas or burritos. It’s as versatile as it is tasty.

The best part is just how easy it is to make. Fry up some garlic, onion and chilli, throw all the ingredients into a slow cooker and then shred. That’s it.

Shredded Chipotle Chicken

Jonas’ very own recipe.

½ brown onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 chipotle chillies in adobo, finely chopped
1kg chicken thighs (no bones)
800g canned organic tomatoes, diced
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Liquid Smoke
1 tablespoon dried oregano
Olive oil, for frying
Salt and pepper, to taste


1. Fry onion and garlic until soft.

2. Added chillies and fry until softened.

3. Add all ingredients to slow cooker, cook for 6 hours.

4. Remove chicken, shred into fine strips.

5. Return to sauce, stir through and keep warm until ready to serve.

Smoky Chipotle Chicken Nachos

Jonas’ very own recipe. Serves 8.


Jonas’ shredded chipotle chicken
Tortilla chips
Pico de Gallo
Sour cream
Salsa verde or salsa de chipotle y tomato


1. Spread tortilla chips over baking tray covered in baking paper. Scatter with cheese and grill until cheese has melted.

2. Meanwhile, in a saucepan, heat the chipotle chicken until warmed through.

3. Once the cheese has melted over tortilla chips, remove from oven and place on serving dish.

4. Top with shredded chicken, guacamole, sour cream, pico de gallo and sauce of your choice.

5. Eat blissfully, perhaps with a tamarind margarita.


  1. I think chipotle in adobo is my favourite ingredient of the moment, I am using it in everything! Now I have one more dish to use it in, thanks.

    1. I love chipotles in adobo too! We eat them quite a lot. Have you ever made a lime, chipotle & avocado soup? I have a great recipe that some Mexican friends gave me. You can find it in my recipe index under Caldo Tlalpeño

  2. oh man.. that looks like heaven on a plate.

  3. you've done it again!!! saved to make, yum yum yum :)

  4. The tenderness of that chicken comes through in the photos so obviously the long slow cooking is the ticket. Can you tell me where you can purchase the chipotles in adobo?

    1. hiya anna, i got the chipotles from fiji market in newtown, but if that's a hike then they're really cheap online from

  5. Holy moly - that's mouthwatering, and kinda looks almost healthy too! Love me some pico di gallo

  6. Reading this while hungry was a BIG mistake. MMMMMMmmmmm.

  7. Woah - love the look of that chicken! Tamarind magarita?! That sounds equally amazing!


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