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A totally macro-friendly personal 9x13 of Nachos for 575 calories!

Personal Pan of Macro-Friendly Nachos with Honey Cilantro Chicken

Oh my gosh these were too good to be true. A giant DELICIOUS pan of crispy generously topped nachos all to myself for 575 calories. I'M IN.
Prep Time 30 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Party food
Cuisine Mexican
Servings 1
Calories 575 kcal


For the Nachos

  • 1-1.5 josephs lavash I used 1.5... I was hungry. ha.
  • 1 oz 28 g lite three cheese Mexican blend (I like Trader Joes)
  • 2 tbs 30 g Trader Joes jarred queso (or any queso, or no queso! But TJ's has no fat.)
  • 2 tsp 10 g cotija cheese
  • 3.5 oz 100 g shredded honey cilantro instant pot chicken*
  • 1/2-3/4 cup 100 g fresh quick homemade pico* (or store-bought!)
  • 1/2 a small avocado 40 g
  • 2 tbs 30 g homemade cilantro lime ranch* (or Bolthouse cilantro avocado if you want a storebought, or just some light sour cream if you like things more classic.)
  • 2 tbs 30 g diced fresh mango
  • plenty of extra cilantro!

For the Chicken

  • 1 cup salsa verde
  • ½ a large white onion diced (I used 170 g)
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 tbs liquid smoke
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1.5 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp paprika
  • 2-3 pounds thawed or fresh chicken breasts or tenderloins I used 2.5 lb tenderloins

For the Light Cilantro Lime Ranch

  • 1 packet of ranch dressing mix
  • 1 cup light mayo I used best foods only 1 gram fat per serving I’m sure you could use greek yogurt too.
  • 1 cup fat free milk Fairlife has lowest carbs
  • ¼ cup salsa verde
  • 1 jalapeno seeded
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 whole lime juiced about 2 tbs
  • ½ cup packed cilantro


For the Chicken

  • Mix together everything but the chicken.
  • Combine sauce and chicken in instant pot. Close and set to manual for 12 minutes.   I let the steam release for a while and open it… not that careful about when and it’s always fine!
  • Shred, toss in juices, and stir in ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro.
  • OR cook in slow cooker on low 'till tender about 6-7 hours.

For the Chips

  • Chop your lavash into chip-sized triangles and lay out on a foil lined baking sheet, or pizza pan like I did. Spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with kosher salt and if you want to get fancy, I added some Trader Joes Chile Lime seasoning to my second batch and loved it.
  • Bake at 400 for 4-6 minutes. I had a batch get SUPER dark at 7 minutes and thought they were burnt but they were great! So don’t get too scared if they’re really brown. Super crispy. You can eat them right away or bag them for later.

For the Light Cilantro Lime Ranch

  • Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. Place in fridge for an hour if you have time. No big deal if not. Dressing came to about 2 carbs and less than 1 fat for 2 tbs or 30 grams.!


  • Lay out chips in a single layer in 9x13 or sheet pan. Sprinkle with shredded cheese, drizzled queso, and cotija. Top with chicken and bake at 400 just until melty… about 5 minutes.
  • Pull out and top with pico, avocado, mango, cilantro, and a drizzle of cilantro lime ranch. 


For pico I always just chop a bunch of red onion, tomato, cilantro, and like half a jalapeno and toss with salt and lime juice to taste. Our Best bites has a recipe online if you want to follow one!


Calories: 575kcalCarbohydrates: 55gProtein: 56gFat: 20g
Keyword chicken, cilantro, healthy, instant pot, josephs, lavash, lime, low carb, nachos, queso, ranch
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