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Southwest Chicken Pita Nachos

southwest chicken pita nachos
  • (1 tsp.) salt-free Mexican or Southwest seasoning
  • (1/4 tsp.) garlic powder
  • (1/4 lb.) boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed of visible fat
  • (1) whole-wheat pita (6 1/2" diameter)
  • (2 Tbsp.) hummus, preferably red-pepper flavor
  • (2 Tbsp.) no-salt-added canned black beans, drained
  • (1/2 small) red onion, cut into strips
  • (3) Red bell pepper strips
  • (2 Tbsp.) chopped tomato
  • (2 Tbsp.) chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • (2 Tbsp.) finely shredded Cabot 75% Light Cheddar Cheese
  • (4 tsp.) guacamole or fat-free sour cream (optional)

Southwest Chicken Pita Nachos

A healthy spin on nachos with chicken, beans and vegetables piled high on a pita.

Preparation Time
About 20 minutes
Cook Time
About 20 minutes


  1. 1 Preheat oven to 450°F.
  2. 2 Sprinkle southwest seasoning and garlic powder on chicken, grill for about 5 minutes on each side, set aside.
  3. 3 While the chicken is grilling, toast the pita on the grill over indirect heat, then place on a baking sheet.
  4. 4 Shred the chicken, then spread hummus, beans, chicken, onion, red pepper, tomato, cilantro and cheese on the pita.
  5. 5 Bake for about 8 minutes or until cheese is melted, slice into triangles and enjoy with guacamole and sour cream, if desired.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 pita

Amount Per Serving:
  • Calories 356
  • Total Fat 6 g
  • Total Carbohydrate 38 g
  • Protein 38 g
  • Cholesterol 68 mg
  • Sodium 489 mg
  • Fiber 8 g

Additional Information

Recipe Category: Snack

Recipe Subcategory: Tapas

Recipe Ethnicity: Mexican/Southwestern

Dietetic Info:
  • Glycemic Index:
  • Gluten Free: No

Vegetarian/Allergen Info: Contains Poultry, Dairy

NOTE: Glycemic Index Scale: Low=0-55, Medium=56-69, High=70 or greater.