The easiest and tastiest keto chicken nachos. Made with super easy shredded chicken and a mildly spiced sauce this is a nachos recipe the whole family will love.
Keto Nachos on a rough edged plate with protein chips.

Why You Will Love My Keto Nachos Recipe

Can you make healthy nachos? Why yes you can! At just 2g net carbs and grain free these nachos will have you cooking up a storm every weekend!

Easy: These keto chicken nachos are so quick and easy to prepare.
Low in carbs – at only 2g net carbs this low carb nachos recipe is a real winner! Diabetic-friendly, gluten free and great for anyone on a keto diet.
Family Friendly – a healthy option that no one will ever complain about at dinnertime.

Related Recipes: Keto Chicken Enchiladas / Keto Wraps

The Ingredients

Scroll to the bottom of this post for the quantity of each ingredient used in our delicious keto nachos recipe.

Keto Nachos ingredients on a cracked grey backgournd with labels telling you what each ingredient is.

Tortilla Chips – what are nachos with some kind of crispy chip. I have included an amazing low carb alternative to corn chips or tortilla chips. The homemade protein chips are so easy and use only 1-2 ingredients. I love these simple tortilla chips made with chicken. High in protein, they are cheap to make and are keto carnivore friendly too. Scroll down for substitutes for corn chips for low-carb nachos.

Shredded Chicken – I used shredded chicken breast for this recipe but you could use ground or shredded beef, pork, lamb or seafood if you wish.

Sauce – I use my amazingly delicious Enchilada Sauce recipe. It is low in carbs, sugar free and so damn tasty!

How To Make Nachos… Keto

Step 1. Preheat oven to 180℃ fan/200°C static/400°F.

Step 2. Cook chicken – place chicken into the bottom of a casserole dish and top with remaining ingredients. Cover with lid. Bake 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Shred with two forks. This can also be cooked in a pressure cooker e.g. Instant Pot.

IP method: Place the chicken breasts into the bottom of the Instant Pot (or similar). Add remaining ingredients. Set to Pressure Cook/High/12 minutes. Natural Release for 5 minutes then Instant Release. Shred chicken with 2 forks. Serve wrapped in a low carb tortilla or however you want.

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Chicken Nachos in ThermomixSlice chicken breast into 3 long thick strips and place into mixer. Add remaining ingredients to mixer; cook 12 min/100°C/reverse/slowest speed/cap off/basket on top. Check that chicken is cooked through and extend time if needed. This will of course depend on the size of chicken breast. Remove chicken and cover to keep warm. Reduce sauce; 10 min/120°C/speed 2/cap off. Add chicken back to sauce shred chicken 5 sec/reverse/speed 4.

Step 3. Serve – Top prepared tortilla chips with shredded chicken and cheese (bake for a gooey sticky cheese) and top with your favourite nachos toppings.

Hot Tips

What substitutes can I use for tortilla chips on a keto diet?

I have included a great (and very easy recipe) recipe below. Alternatively, Quest Tortilla Chips are very popular, pork rinds, crispy bacon or cheese crisps are all good substitutes. We also have a great recipe using our Keto Wrap Mix or Keto Tortilla recipe.

What keto sauces can I use?

Aside from the enchilada sauce recipe I have used you can use canned tomatoes, chipotles in adobo, keto barbecue sauce, or any sugar-free sauce you love with keto Mexican recipes.

What to Serve with Low Carb Nachos

Beans and refried beans might be out, but there are still many favorite nacho toppings you can serve.

Want more recipes?

Want more of the best chicken dinner recipes? Here are some of my favourite keto chicken recipes to try and add to a regular low carb meal plan.

  1. Keto Chicken Enchiladas
  2. Peri Peri Chicken
  3. Marry Me Chicken
  4. Chicken Pepper Fry
  5. Easy Keto Butter Chicken Recipe
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Keto Chicken Nachos

The easiest and tastiest keto chicken nachos. Made with super easy shredded chicken and a mildly spiced sauce this is a nachos recipe the whole family will love.
5 from 80 votes!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Course: Keto Mexican
Cuisine: Mexican
Diet: Diabetic, Gluten Free
Recipe Category: Low Carb
Calories: 229kcal
Author: Megan Ellam
Servings: 6 people
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Ingredients 

  • 1 kg (2 lb) chicken breast fillets or thigh fillets
  • 2 tablespoons (2 tablespoons) Taco Seasoning click for recipe
  • 1.5 cups (1.5 cups) Enchilada sauce click for recipe
  • 0.5 cup (0.5 cup) chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon (1 tablespoon) chipotles in adobo

HOMEMADE PROTEIN TORTILLA CHIPS

  • 500 g (1 lb) chicken mince
  • seasoning of choice

TO SERVE

  • fresh coriander, guacamole, cherry tomatoes, jalapenos, (cheese is optional) to serve

Instructions

CONVENTIONAL METHOD

  • Preheat the oven to 150℃ fan/170°C static/ 325°F.
  • Prepare Tortilla Chips – add mince and seasoning in a large bowl. Massage until mixed well.
  • (If you have a large baking tray, roll out in one batch, or split into two, and roll out separately.) Place mince onto a large piece of baking paper and place a layer or two of cling film over the top. Roll out thinly using a rolling pin. You want to be super-thin but not completely see-through. Remove cling film and lift the baking paper with chicken onto a large baking tray. Season well with salt flakes.
  • Bake 30 minutes; remove from oven. Cut into shape. I cut mine into triangles, but you can cut it any way you want. Season well with salt or extra seasoning you prefer. Bake a further 30-45 minutes or until crispy. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Turn oven up to 180℃ fan/200°C static/400°F.
  • Cook chicken – place chicken into the bottom of a casserole dish and top with remaining ingredients. Cover with lid. Bake 25-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through. Shred with two forks. (See notes for how to cook in a pressure cooker).
  • Serve – Top prepared tortilla chips with shredded chicken and cheese(if using) (bake for a gooey sticky cheese) and top with your favourite nachos toppings.

THERMAL METHOD

  • Preheat the oven to 150℃ fan/170°C static/ 325°F.
  • Place mince and seasoning into mixer; mix 15 sec/speed 4. Follow from step 3 above.
  • Slice chicken breast into 3 long thick strips and place into mixer. Add remaining ingredients to mixer; cook 12 min/100°C/reverse/slowest speed/cap off/basket on top. Check that chicken is cooked through and extend time if needed. This will of course depend on the size of chicken breast.
  • Remove chicken and cover to keep warm. Reduce sauce; 10 min/120°C/speed 2/cap off. Add chicken back to sauce shred chicken 5 sec/reverse/speed 4.
  • Serve – Top prepared tortilla chips with shredded chicken and cheese (if using) (bake for a gooey sticky cheese) and top with your favourite nachos toppings.

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Notes

INGREDIENTS
I use chicken breast but thighs or whole chicken can be used in its place. Use ground chicken mince, or swap for any protein you prefer. Scroll above to the blog post for links to our Mexican shredded beef recipe and more low carb nachos ideas.
Keto corn chips (low carb tortilla chips recipe) can be purchased or use our amazing chicken chips recipe. Using ground chicken mince is a genius way to make a dairy-free, crispy and crunchy keto tortilla chip. There is no flour or protein powder needed. You can use any kind of ground meat. I use chicken mince as it is very neutral in flavour. Add any of your favourite spices, or just add salt and season well for a salty keto tortilla chip to serve with nachos or a dip.
You can use canned tomatoes if preferred, and add more spices. I use the Enchilada Sauce recipe (the link is in the ingredients) because it is one of my favourite sauces. For a change up this is also delicious as barbecue sauce chicken nachos. Just mix in the sauces you love.
For even more flavour, add more spices, chillies, jalapeños, or toppings. I have made mine dairy free with no sour cream or cheese, but nachos is always delicious with loads of bubbling melted cheese.
Our taco seasoning recipe or any store-bought Mexican seasoning can be used. If you have neither on hand just add 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder, garlic powder, smoked paprika, and a pinch of cayenne or chilli powder to your personal taste.
Adjust the amount of spice according to your taste and tolerance for chilli. You can also add chilli powder, cumin, coriander, garlic, and onion powder to suit your preference.
STORAGE
This recipe is suitable to make in double or triple batches and keep frozen. Divide into a silicone ice cube tray and then store in a ziplock bag once frozen.
WHERE TO SOURCE INGREDIENTS
All ingredients are available from the supermarket without any additives present in them.
SERVING SIZES
This recipe yields approximately 6 serves. The actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes. 
SERVING SIZE BY WEIGHT
To calculate the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe by 6. The result will be the weight of one serving. 
NUTRITIONAL VALUES
Nutritional values shown are guidelines only. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on the brands and types of ingredients used. 
The recipe card instructions contain the most basic of steps and a list of ingredients. If you have any queries, questions or are unsure of substitutions, please scroll up to the blog post for more information.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1serve | Calories: 229kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.02g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 361mg | Potassium: 623mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 157IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg | Magnesium: 44mg | Net Carbs: 2g
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44 responses to “Easy Keto Nachos with Homemade Protein Chips”

  1. Moop Brown

    5 stars
    I’m a big nachos fan and love how this recipe offers a healthier yet tasty alternative to the classic recipe.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Thanks for trying it Moop

  2. Katie Crenshaw

    5 stars
    I am trying to up my protein numbers in my diet and decided to try this recipe. I loaded them with salsa and guacamole. The keto chips turned out fantastic! They were so flavorful.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Enjoy!

  3. Mikayla

    5 stars
    It’s so nice to find a recipe that even those in your family who are eating low carb can eat a fun and flavorful appetizer or snack. It was easy to make and ‘everyone’ enjoyed them!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! This is always good to hear. Thanks for making them Mikayla

  4. Ann

    5 stars
    I love a good plate of nachos and these look delicious! I love the idea of making my own chips, but have yet to try! Thanks for the recipe share!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are very welcome

  5. Marta

    5 stars
    Even if you don’t follow a keto diet, these chicken nachos are worth trying. They were so flavorful and easy to make. I’ll definitely be making this recipe often.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      I love reading this Marta. Thanks for trying them and taking the time to let us know that you loved them.

  6. Jessica

    5 stars
    We were in heaven with these!! So easy to make and so delicious. Thank you!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! We love them too. Thanks for letting us know how much you enjoyed them Jessica.

  7. Gloria

    5 stars
    We are Mexican food lovers in this house. This sounds delicious, and a nice change from traditional nachos. I know the family will love it.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! So good to hear

  8. Enri Lemoine

    5 stars
    I’m not into the keto diet, but I made your chicken for regular nachos and I can’t wait to make it again! You nail it!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Glad you enjoyed them Enri

  9. Lori

    5 stars
    Those keto chips are MONEY! I love that I don’t have that guilt of eating nachos! So delicious and easy to make!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Haha! They are pretty special aren’t they

  10. Amy Casey

    5 stars
    I made this recipe for one of my keto personal chef clients. They loved the “tortilla chips.” So unique and delicious.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      That is so awesome to hear.

  11. Jacqueline Debono

    5 stars
    I’m not on a keto diet but I love this keto chicken nachos recipe. I made it for movie night and now my hubby wants it as a staple movie night dish!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Glad you enjoyed it

  12. Veronika

    5 stars
    Love this recipe! Was so easy to prep, very flavorful and delicious 😉

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      That is so awesome

  13. Tammy

    5 stars
    Ooh these look SO good! I’m not on keto but nothing wrong with some low carb choices. Loving the flavors…so delish!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! So happy you enjoyed them

  14. The Sudden Cook

    5 stars
    Low carb nachos – yes pls! Thanks for a great recipe!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      You are very welcome

  15. Amy Liu Dong

    5 stars
    I am not on a keto diet, but this one looks so delicious and easy.
    I am so excited to make this at home for myself.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Glad you enjoyed them Amy

  16. Leslie

    5 stars
    Healthy nachos for the win! I’m so happy to know there is a way to enjoy low-carb nachos!

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Glad to help

  17. Marie

    5 stars
    These nachos are scrumptious! I was blown away by the chicken “protein nachos” wow! They’re easy to make and really tasty and crunchy.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! So happy to hear they turned out great and you loved them Marie.

  18. Amanda

    5 stars
    I just love these keto nachos! The protein chips really make these nachos extra filling, and the spice kick was perfect.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      It is such a great protein packed meal isn’t it

  19. Colleen

    5 stars
    These protein chips are amazing. The whole meal was wonderful and I’ll be making these nachos again and again.

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! That is so great to hear!

  20. Tracy W

    5 stars
    Made this recipe this week and my family said “its the best thing you’ve made in ages” not sure if this is a good or bad statement however we all said how delish it was and served with standard guacamole, sour cream, grated carrot, cheese, tomato and lettuce with keto sweet chili sauce was utterly addictive. So if you are looking for chicken recipes then try this as it is actually perfect done as is stated in the recipe and cooked on the large oven tray with heaps of alfoil. Do it people its really surprisingly easy and oh so tasty (we added more spice as we love it hotish) Love keto and love Megan. 10/10

    1. Megan Mad Creations Hub

      Yay! The look of this needs some help but the flavour I am sure is tasty enough haha

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