Have you watched 13 Reasons Why? I just finished it Friday night and I have a few thoughts I’d like to share. If you’re just here for the recipe, scroll down. It’s tasty, gluten free, and crazy easy to make. Otherwise, let’s dive right in.
First of all, 13 Reasons Why is good. It’s just good TV – great actors, high production value, a story that keeps you interested. It has all the ingredients a good TV show should have and even better you can watch all 13 episodes now.
It’s received a lot of criticism for glamourizing suicide, but I don’t get that. As someone who relates to Hannah, the main character, perhaps a little more than I would like, I feel like I can be confident when I say it does not glamourize suicide.
While I relate to her loneliness and unanswered cries for help, friendship, someone to give a shit, I don’t relate to the far more violent, impossible to deal with events that eventually lead her to end her life. I won’t go into detail in case you haven’t watched yet, but I would not want to be in her shoes, yet I am sure there are some young girls out there who are.
Instead of being criticized as promoting suicide, the series should be lauded for trying to open people’s eyes. If you relate to Hannah, you hope desperately that it will make someone open their eyes and see you. If you don’t relate to her, then you should know that there are other people who you affect in ways you might not realize. Ways that are changing their lives for the worse, perhaps. And you can change that.
The show isn’t going to cause a wave of suicide. The scene when she finally kills herself made me cringe and cry, not smile and aspire to be like her. Instead, it should cause a wave of kindness and understanding that stops suicides. I think that’s what the creators of the show and Jay Asher, who wrote the book that I read about ten years ago, were intending.
To help people. To stop suicides. To promote kindness. To cause someone to act to help another human being instead of to hurt them. To understand that we all have issues and quirks, that we’re all weird. There’s no such thing as normal. And who would want to be something as mundane as normal anyway? We all want to be loved and listened to. We don’t want to be treated like trash. We just want a chance to be happy and live our best lives.
Most of all, we don’t want to end up like Hannah for a variety of reasons. I like to think that the show might save some lives and really make a difference. Maybe there should be more shows like it to demonstrate through fiction what the real world can sometimes be like.
It’s hard to transition into a recipe from here, but here’s what I’ll say about Rotisserie Chicken Nachos: they are super easy to make, gluten free, and delicious. And food, whether savory like this or sweet like some of my favorite recipes, can bring people together and heal. Share these nachos with someone who’s suffering. Bring them a cake. Bake them some cookies. A little kindness can often go a long way.Print
Rotisserie Chicken Nachos #SundaySupper
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 2-4 servings 1x
- 20 – 30 large corn tortilla chips (I used Simply Tostitos)
- Meat from ½ large rotisserie chicken shredded into bite sized pieces
- 2 cups shredded cheese (I used a Mexican blend)
- ½ red onion, diced
- Cilantro and parsley leaves
- 1 avocado, peeled, pitted, and diced
- Sour cream, for serving
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place corn chips on a sheet pan or DIY foil pan for no clean up. Top with chicken and cheese. Bake for about 10 minutes until hot and bubbling.
- Top with onion, cilantro and parsley, and avocado. Serve immediately with dollops of sour cream.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
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Amy (Savory Moments) says
We love nachos for dinner in our house. These one look super delicious! I like using rotisserie chicken.
Rotisserie chicken is such a wonderful ingredient, I use it all the time as well. These nachos look delicious! Have never seen 13 reasons why, will definitely have to check it out.
Yes, Cheri, rotisserie chicken is a staple in my house.
Debbie Eccard says
I have heard both sides of the controversy over this production. I think you have recapped it the best I have heard. I haven’t seen it but I certainly hope that it will help teens recognize and then get help if they need it. I usually buy a rotisserie chicken each week for my meals and I will try this one!
I also hope the show brings more awareness to suicide; On a happier note, your nachos look amazing!!! And so easy!
This looks delicious! I love that you use rotisserie chicken for these nachos…makes it so easy!
We’ve never met a nacho we didn’t like over here. 😉 Love the idea of using a rotisserie chicken!!
The Ninja Baker says
So colorful. A perfect celebration of Life and Cinco de Mayo!
GiGi Eats says
I friggin’ ADORE shredded chicken!!!! <3
What a great idea to use rotisserie chicken for an easy dinner!
Such a quick an easy dish for Cinco de Mayo! I could eat nachos every day, and these look tasty!
Sarah Reid, CNP (@jo_jo_ba) says
Love how bright these are
John/Kitchen Riffs says
Love nachos! Can eat the whole dish by myself. But I’ll share with Mrs KR (I know what’s good for me!).
Haha, yes, sometimes we just HAVE to share 😉
Teri @ The Freshman Cook says
Love how easy these are using the rotisserie chicken! Such a great, and tasty idea!
These nachos look incredible. Great use of rotisserie chicken. I havent seen 13 Reasons Why. Will definitely check it out.
Robbie - Yorkshire Caterers says
This is such a great idea, I always, without fail have left over chicken and this is such a fun way to use up the leftovers! Will definitely try this over the weekend!
I hope you enjoy it, Robbie!