I serve Pulled Pork Nachos with Chicas Chips and Salsa. Simply put, they’re the best! And they bring these nachos to another level.
If you’ve been following Cooking On The Weekends for any amount of time, I’m sure it’s clear that I get very enthusiastic about things I love. You’ve seen how many exclamation points I use! 😉
Well my friends, today it’s all about chips and salsa -- and pulled pork nachos.
Full disclosure: I contacted Arboleda Foods and offered to write about them. I’m not being monetarily compensated for this post. I was given product for recipe testing and promotion. I was simply eager to share their brand with you because I’m in love with it.
I’ve been serving Chicas Chips for a few years now at parties, and the response to the chips is always overwhelmingly positive. Everyone proclaims them to be the best chips they’ve ever had, and they want to know the brand and where to get them. Everyone! And that’s exactly why I wanted to share them with all of you.
Arboleda Foods is a family-run business (my favorite kind!), located in Los Angeles, CA. The founder, Irlanda Montes, began the business in 2010 with one goal in mind: “to learn everything she could to see her beloved mother's salsa made to be enjoyed by everyone.”
Irlanda debuted the salsa at an LA Farmers Market in 2011, along with homemade chips to serve it with. Not only was the salsa a hit, but the chips were an even bigger hit.
Arboleda Foods’ Chicas Chips and Salsas are in over 70 locations today!
Chicas Chips are the best for my Pulled Pork Nachos
- Chicas Chips are always deliciously fresh, crispy, light and perfectly seasoned with sea salt.
- They’re hand-crafted in pure rice bran oil. The combination of the rice bran oil and sea salt gives them a unique, exquisite flavor.
- And on top of all of that, the chips are gluten-free, vegan, have no trans-fat and no cholesterol.
Why rice bran oil?
- Rice bran oil is the oil extracted from the hard outer layer of rice, and it has a very high smoke point and a mild flavor. The high smoke point makes is perfect for high-temperature cooking methods like frying and deep frying.
- Naturally GMO free, rice bran oil is a heart healthy oil that contains a balanced amount of monounsaturated, polyunsaturated and saturated fats.
- Foods — the chips in this case — absorb less oil when rice bran oil is used for cooking because the viscosity of the oil is quite light. As a result of less oil absorption, foods cooked in it will be lighter, have fewer calories, and enhanced flavor.
About the salsa . . .
- Chicas Gourmet Hot Salsa is not too hot. I generally don’t like things labeled “hot,” as they’re typically too hot for me. This salsa however, is just right — spicy but easy on the mouth. Know what I mean?
- The salsa is rich in flavor, as it’s slowly cooked to perfection with tomatoes and tomatillos. I also love it served with grilled chicken shrimp or steak.
I’m sure you haven’t forgotten the over-the-top Perfect Spiced Pulled Pork we made the other day, right?
Now imagine that, if you will, on Chicas Chips, with a bit of melted pepper jack cheese, fresh avocado and tomato, all balanced with Chicas Salsa which adds exactly the right amount of spice.
Enter Pulled Pork Nachos!
HERE are all of the store locations that sell Chicas Chips & Salsa, or you can order them here.
And of course, enjoy the Spiced Pulled Pork Nachos!
Pulled Pork Nachos
- 1 (9.5-ounce ) bag Chicas Chips
- 2½ cups pepper jack cheese, grated
- 2 cups Spiced Pulled Pork (click here for the recipe)
- 1½ cups cherry tomatoes, washed and dried, sliced in half
- ½ cup Chicas Gourmet Hot Salsa
- 1 medium-large avocado, cut into thin, bite-sized pieces
- fresh cilantro sprigs for garnish (if desired), washed and dried
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a sheet pan with foil.
- Add as many of the chips to the pan that will fit nicely in a single even layer. Sprinkle them with about half of the cheese, pork and tomatoes. Then drizzle about half of the salsa on top.
- Repeat above process, using the remaining ingredients, directly on top of the previous layer.
- Place the sheet pan in the preheated 400°F and bake just to melt the cheese and warm the chips, about 5 minutes.
- Transfer to a serving platter and top with the avocado slices and cilantro sprigs (if using).
I love having chips with homemade queso. I'd for sure have some family over for a party, maybe Monday night football!
Sounds like fun, and homemade queso - delicious!
salsa, yes, party
I would want to make nachos and add your pulled pork, of course! Party? Heck yeah! These look fantastic, Valentina! Looking for them next time I go to the store! 🙂
I hope you try them. I know you and your "winning" stats. 😉
I would serve these at holiday get togethers.
I would serve at my sons birthday party next month. I live to do a nacho bar!
Oh how fun is that!?
I would bring these to my thanksgiving feast to share with family! I’m a sucker for good chips and salsa!
I love mixing it up like that at Thanksgiving.
I like to put refried beans, salsa and cheddar cheese on ours. Than I heat for a few seconds to melt the cheese. I love your idea about the pulled pork.
ooooh I like the sound of this!
I have two teen boys at home who would be able to demolish everything in one sitting no doubt and I will definitely make the spice pulled pork! Looks so YUM!
I have two that would do the same. :-D. Thanks, Erin. XO
We like gucamole with chips!
I love making nachos
Always a winner. (IMHO)
My favorite way to serve chips is right out of the bag with a jar of salsa & a carton of sour cream!
That's exactly what my son does. I love it!
I probably will have a party-lots of chips, lots of salsa!
Love Nachos! Would love to have a fun party with Margaritas!
You just stepped up the fun with he margaritas! 😉
These look delicious! We love guacamole, salsa and homemade queso.
Guacamole is my absolute favorite with chips!
Guac is my favorite, with queso up there close!
Yum and yum! 🙂
Dorothy at Shockingly Delicious
Every time I am in Vintage Market, there is someone standing next to the display of these chips hand-selling them to customers. It always works!
And that's exactly how I was sold at Vintage! With you. 😀 Delicious!
I like my chips and salsa with the pulled pork that you cook! It’s so sooooo good!!
Thank you, Ally! XOXO
I love chips and salsa for a snack anytime.
me too! 🙂
I like salsa with mine! I would share with the family.
Great use for your pulled pork! Those chips look amazing...
Thanks, David! If you and Mark are at all into chips - you guys will LOVE these! Hopefully they'll get into some Arizona stores soon.
I love to serve these chips with my ground beef queso dip as well.
Sounds super tasty!
Guacamole is my very favorite thing with chips!! A party would be fun.... spicy Thanksgiving? haha!
Guacamole is also my favorite!! YUM! And a spicy holiday of any sort would be delicious. 🙂
I love cheese based dips with chips. I would definitely have a party if I won.
Yay, a party!
Valentina, you're making me wish I was living in the USA because those chips & salsa look amazing. We don't get restaurant quality chips or salsa over here, so my mouth is watering looking at those images.
Thanks Ron. Maybe a nice snack for Swedish Fika? Well, maybe not with tea of coffee. Ha ha! 😉 Hope some good chips make it your way soon!
We are huge salsa fans. We love it with hips, on chicken, on pork chops, etc. With that said, I would have to keep it for us.
I love your honesty. Ha! Seriously, keeping it for yourself is an excellent idea! 🙂
Those chips look like you made them. I will check them out. And that pulled pork... oh yes!
Cathy, you will LOVE them!
I like to serve hummus and salsa over cream cheese with chips.
So unique. What fun!
I like shredded brisket, beans, sour cream, cheese, lettuce and tomato on my chips.
You had me at shredded brisket!
I love salsa on eggs. I would definitely make a big batch of ground beef nachos, with salsa, cheese, avocados.
I'm a huge fan of adding eggs to Mexican flavors! I love it.
David @ Spiced
Oh, I am all about this recipe, Valentina! We love chips around here, too. I'm not familiar with Chicas Chips, so we'd have to order them to bring 'em up here to the northeast. I'm ok with that! We keep pulled pork in the freezer all winter long for easy meals, and I'm thinking some of that pulled pork needs to come out and turn into nachos. What a delicious idea! If I won the prize bundle, I'd have to invite the curling teammates + wives over for a nacho throwdown! (Yes, I'd call it a nacho throwdown...haha!) 🙂
Who doesn't love a good ol' Nacho Throwdown!? I love it! I hope these chips make their way to your neck of the woods soon. Good luck, and I love that you always have pulled pork at the ready. 🙂
I love guac with chips. Of course I would share! With the holidays coming up I'll need lots of snacks for visiting friends and family.
Guacamole is my favorite! Good luck! 🙂
I have always loved chips and salsa as a snack. I'd serve these chips with guacamole and cheese sauce.
I like salsa with chips. I would share this prize pack with my family!
Lucky family! Good luck to you! 🙂
I love anything with chips....but my favorite is melted cheese, jalapenos and cilantro. 🙂 Thank you.
Jalapeños! The magic word! YUM! 🙂
i love salsa and id throw a family get together
I love making nachos with lots of sharp cheddar and guac!
Sharp cheddar is SO delicious!
I love guacamole and salsa blended with my chips.
I'm with you!
I'd eat it at a party.
My favorite thing to serve with chips is queso cheese dip.
Ooh, this looks like a reason to host a margarita party.
I would try the Spiced Pulled Pork Nachos, looks so good.
Yay! Hope you love them.
I love chips and salsa...my brother has been making this salsa-cheese mix lately, and it's really good.
Sounds interesting. 🙂
I like to serve salsa with chips.
One of my favorite classic snacks!
I like to serve con queso with chips.
I'll have to try this -- seems to be a popular one. 🙂
Pineapple Salsa! Indeed, a party!
I really love tropical salsas!
I like to serve salsa with chips. I would take them to my family's Christmas.
Fun for the holiday!
i like knorr veggie dip, spinach dip, or guac with my chips! bring on the party!!
ooooh these are fun!
I love either fresh guacamole or melted cheese. I'd use them all for a party for sure!
My mom and I would have a field day.
yay, family + food!
I like cheese with my chips and I would savor these with my family for sure!
I love it!
Chips with guac or my 7 layer nacho dip goes over great at parties. This looks like a great recipe that I will be trying.
You're making me hungry with that 7 layer dip.
I'll be having lots of company over Thanksgiving, so I would share these treats then! I love salsa or queso with my chips!
I love a chips & salsa Thanksgiving!
I like serving different toppings with my chips, cheese, sauce, re fried beans, dip I'd have a party if I won!
Sounds good! Good luck!
I love chips and guacamole. If I had to choose one thing to eat the rest of my life, that would be it.
I'm so with you!
Yes to party, for a holiday get-together!
I like chips with guacamole
I love salsa and guacamole with chips. I would have a party.
I would have chips with salsa and guacamole as an appetizer for holiday parties.
I love it!
Chips and queso is my fav
My daughter and I love hot salsa!
You would love this. Best of luck!
My favorite dip is my sister's seven-layer dip -- YUM!
That's the 2nd mention of a 7 layer dip. It would be SO good w/ these chips!
I would serve them at my upcoming birthday.
What fun! And happy early birthday to you!
I love salsa with my chips. I am planning on many holiday get togethers and they would be even more special with this prize!
wishing you luck!
Salsas and guacamole! This would be perfect for Thanksgiving as we have a lot of family!
Susan Marina Brown Lane
My favorite to have with the chips would be guacamole and salsa or cheese. My family would share it!
Healthy Kitchen 101
aw, I so regret that I missed this event. Anyways, the chips and salsa look nice! Now I'm going to check their products xD
Hi Natalie! You should indeed check them out -- they are SO delicious! Thanks so much for coming by. 🙂