Appetizers & Snacks, Dinner, Lunch

Upside-Down Loaded Chicken Nachos

  • Prep 10 mins
  • Total 55 mins
  • Medium
  • Serves 8

These Upside-Down Loaded Chicken Nachos are a delicious and easy snack. Enjoy these on game day or whenever the craving strikes!


  • Contains Milk/Dairy

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Milk/Dairy

Cooking mode

Step-by-step instruction without your screen going to sleep

For the Nachos

  • 6 frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts (8–12 ounces each)
  • 2 jars (16 ounces each) red salsa
  • 1 can (14 ounces) refried beans
  • Kosher salt, as desired
  • 1/4 cup taco seasoning
  • 1/4 bag tortilla chips, divided
  • 1 1/2 bags Mexican cheese blend, divided

Toppings (Optional)

  • guacamole
  • sour cream
  • fresh scallions, sliced


  • Silicone-Tipped Tongs
  • Step 1

    Place frozen chicken and salsa in the pot. Close lid and move slider to PRESSURE. Make sure the pressure release valve is in the SEAL position.

  • Step 2

    The temperature will default to HIGH, which is the correct setting. Set time to 20 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin cooking (the unit will build pressure for approx. 12 minutes before cooking begins).

  • Step 3

    When cooking is complete, quick release pressure by turning the pressure release valve to the VENT position. Move slider to AIR FRY/STOVETOP to unlock the lid, then carefully open it.

  • Step 4

    Use silicone-tipped tongs to shred the chicken in the pot. Add the refried beans, salt, and taco seasoning and stir well to incorporate.

  • Step 5

    Arrange half the tortilla chips evenly on top of the chicken mixture, then cover chips with half the cheese. Repeat with a second layer of the remaining tortilla chips topped with the remaining cheese.

  • Step 6

    Close lid and keep slider in the AIR FRY/ STOVETOP position. Select AIR FRY, set temperature to 360°F, and set time to 5 minutes. Select START/STOP to begin cooking. For crispier results, add additional time.

  • Step 7

    When cooking is complete, garnish nachos with guacamole, sour cream, and scallions and serve.