Maple-Lime Chicken Nachos

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Nachos au poulet a la limes et a lerable
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6-8 portions
Metric Imperial



  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup (preferably golden syrup, for its delicate flavour)
  • 1/2 lime, zest and juice


  • 1 1/3 lb chicken thighs, cut into strips
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup (preferably golden syrup, for its delicate flavour)
  • 1 lime, zest and juice
  • Salt and ground pepper


  • 1 bag, about 300 g (2/3 lb) corn tortilla chips
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 3 tbsp green or black olives, sliced
  • 1/2 bell pepper, diced
  • 2 green onions, cut into rings
  • 2 tbsp pickled jalapeño rings
  • 1 small tomato, diced
  • 3 cup cheddar, grated



  1. Blend the sour cream and maple syrup with the lime zest and juice. Keep cool.


  1. Toss the chicken strips with the maple syrup and lime zest and juice, and marinate for 30 minutes to 1 hour in the fridge.
  2. Once the chicken’s marinated, put a pan on medium heat, and cook chicken in its liquid for 10 – 15 minutes, stirring frequently until it’s completely cooked and the sauce is thickened. Coat the chicken well with sauce, and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.


  1. Preheat your oven to 230° C (450° F).
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread the chips on it. Cover with the fixings ingredients, except the cheese. Then distribute the chicken on top and sprinkle the cheese over all. Place in hot oven for 10 minutes.
  3. Serve with the maple-lime sour cream.

RESTING TIME: 30 minutes – 1 hour

The cooked chicken will keep in the fridge for 4 – 5 days.

The maple-lime sour cream will keep in the fridge for 1 week.

The Quebec Maple Syrup Producers are not in any way responsible for the identification or presence of allergens in recipes or for the classification of any recipe as vegetarian or vegan.

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Maple syrup comes in four classifications, according to colour and taste.

At the start of sugaring season, syrup is generally clear, with a lightly sweet taste. It becomes darker and caramelized as the season goes on.

An unopened can of maple syrup keeps for many years.

Once the can is opened, syrup should be kept in an airtight container in a cool place.

100% pure maple butter contains no butter or dairy.

Like all 100% pure maple products, maple butter comes from the sap of the maple tree… and that’s all.