15 Minute BBQ Chicken Nachos


15 Minute BBQ Chicken Nachos


My family loves nachos.  And bbq chicken.  And cheese.

So I knew this recipe would be a hit.

The fact that it only takes 15 minutes is a huge bonus.

That worked out really well the night I made them.  Due to a flat tire on one of the cars, we ended up eating in shifts again.  Nachos don’t hold over very well, but since they’re so quick to assemble and only need a few minutes under the broiler, it’s easy to make several batches.  That way everyone gets to eat them fresh.

We munched these with a Southwestern Chopped Salad kit I picked up at Kroger.  It turned out to be a great combo!

Here’s what you’ll need for the nachos:

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This is more method than recipe.  You can change them up any way you like.  We pondered whether pineapple tidbits would be a good addition.  Our verdict is that it’s definitely worth trying!

I used rotisserie chicken that I had in the freezer.  You can use any kind of cooked chicken though.  If you’ve got leftover or batch cooked bbq chicken, all the better!

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15 Minute BBQ Chicken Nachos

Serves: 6-8 servings

  • 2-3 cups chopped cooked chicken
  • ½ - 1 cup bbq sauce
  • 1 bag tortilla chips
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2-3 cups shredded cheddar/monterey jack cheese combo
  1. Stir the chicken and bbq sauce together. Warm in microwave for 1-2 minutes.
  2. Spread chips in single layer on baking stone or cookie sheet.
  3. Top with bbq chicken, red onion slices and cheese.
  4. Drizzle a little more sauce over the top of everything.
  5. Broil for about 3-5 minutes, watching closely so the nachos don't burn.
  6. Serve!
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  1. We like regular nachos with taco meat, but this would be a great twist.

  2. Made me think of other options: Buffalo Chicken Nachos – chicken, sliced onion, blue cheese, ranch and buffalo wing sauce

  3. These look delicious! Perfect for busy weeknights.

  4. I’ve made this for my family of 8 5 or 6 times now, and we all love it!!! Thanks so much for this easy, yummy recipe!

  5. Joe says: Added Jalapeno’s wow

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