Low Carb Cheese Crisp Nachos

  • Author: Christie
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x

These super tasty low carb cheese crisps are just like eating nachos – without the chip!



  • 8 ounces Pepper Jack cheese, shredded
  • 1 pound ground chicken
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 10 ounce can of Ro*Tel diced tomatoes with green chilies
  • 4.5 ounce can diced green chilies
  • 1/2 cup of black beans, rinsed
  • Store bought guacamole or Homemade Guacamole


  1. Heat the oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and then add in the ground chicken, breaking it up into small pieces with a wooden spoon as it browns. Next add the cumin, garlic powder, salt, green chilies, Ro*Tel and the black beans to the pan and stir to combine.
  3. Simmer for 5 minutes to cook out some of the juices in the pan and then remove from the heat. Cover and set aside.
  4. Measure out a heaping tablespoon of the cheese and place it on a baking sheet lined with parchment.
  5. Space each pile out so you only have 6 on the sheet at a time because they will spread as they cook.
  6. Bake for 6-7 minutes and remove from the oven. Let the cheese sit for a minute after you take it out of the oven and then with a thin metal spatula, carefully take it off the pan and lay it over a rolling pin to harden. If you want a flat crisp then just place the crisps on a wire baking rack to harden.
  7. Repeat with the rest of the cheese, you should get about 24 crisps.
  8. Fill each crisp with the warm chicken topping and a scoop of guacamole.

Recipe Notes

  • You can make the cheese crisps ahead of time. Store them in a plastic container until you’re ready to fill them with the chicken.
  • To save even more carbs, leave the beans and tomatoes out of the chicken filling.
  • Category: Appetizers
  • Method: Stove Top / Oven
  • Cuisine: American

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