Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Buffalo Chicken Nachos are easy to make, and they're perfect for a party or an easy dinner. Guaranteed to satisfy your hungry crowd!

buffalo chicken nachos in skillet



I was never big on nachos. I know - I'm weird. Who doesn't like nachos? It wasn't so much that I didn't like them, as it was that I didn't care one way or the other.

A couple of years ago, however, I started making nacho recipes. I don't know why, but I found myself trying a new recipe every week for a few months. I have quite a collection going now. 


This one stands out to me, though. When I think of nachos, I think Buffalo Chicken. They are so good!  Not just regular good, but that kind of good that will leave you wondering why you don't make them more often.


So good!


Except for my vegetarian daughter, all of my kids and sons-in-law love these nacho. I'm sure you will, too!



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Pan of Buffalo Chicken Nachos


Buffalo Chicken Nachos Is a Quick and Easy Recipe

Whether you're entertaining friends, or just need to feed your family, you'll appreciate how easy this Buffalo Chicken Nachos recipe is.

To make it super easy, buy a rotisserie chicken and shred it. Personally, I just toss a couple of chicken breasts into the Instant Pot, and set it for 15 minutes with natural release, then shred it. (My friend Corey can show you how to make pulled chicken in the Instant Pot.)

After that, it's just a matter of putting it all together. I'm listing the prep time as 20 minutes, but really, if you have a rotisserie chicken all ready to go, it doesn't take even that long. You can have this dish on the table in no time.



Hand pouring cup of sauce onto plate of nachos

How to Make Buffalo Chicken Nachos - Step by Step

1. Preheat oven to 400° F.

2. Stir together 1/4 cup wing sauce, lime juice, and salt, and chicken in a bowl.


3. Arrange half of the chips in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.


4. Top with half of the chicken mixture, half of beans, and half of cheeses. Repeat the layers.


5. Bake 10-15 minutes, or until cheese is melted.


6. Stir together sour ceam and 1/4 cup wing sauce.


7. Drizzle over baked nachos. Top with avocados and salsa.


What goes with Buffalo Chicken Nachos?

Well-thought-out answer: I think this depends on how you're using the nachos. If it's an appetizer or game day food, then you'll probably make other appetizers to go with it. In the case of a meal, I like to add some sweetness to the savory. Having a variety of colors is also important for proper nutrient balance. What I like to serve with these nachos is cantaloupe slices drizzled with fresh lime juice.

Simple Answer: Margaritas


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top view of nachos in a skillet

Top Tips for Buffalo Chicken Nachos

- If you'd prefer to avoid store-bought rotisserie chicken, make your own pulled chicken in the Instant Pot.
- If sour cream isn't your thing, simple drizzle the hot sauce on the nachos. And I do mean drizzle - that sauce is spicy!
- If you want to make this ahead of time, you can create the chicken mixture and put it in the fridge the night before. Then all you need to do is layer your nachos, and pop them in the oven.
- This cast iron skillet is perfect for making nachos.


closeup view of nachos

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Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Yield: 4-6
Author:
prep time: 20 Mcook time: 20 Mtotal time: 40 M
Buffalo Chicken Nachos are easy to make, and they're perfect for a party or an easy dinner. Guaranteed to satisfy your hungry crowd!

ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup Frank's buffalo wing sauce, divided in half
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • 1 (11 oz) bag tortilla chips
  • 1 (15 oz) can of black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
  • 1 (8 oz) carton sour cream
  • 2 avocados, pitted and diced
  • 1 (16 oz) container of restaurant-style salsa

instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 400° F
  2. Stir together 1/4 cup wing sauce, lime juice, salt, and chicken in a bowl.
  3. Arrange half of chips in a single layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
  4. Top with half of chicken mixture, half of beans, and half of cheeses. Repeat layers.
  5. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until cheese is melted.
  6. Stir together sour cream and 1/4 cup wing sauce.
  7. Drizzle over baked nachos. Top with avocados and salsa.

NOTES:

- If you'd prefer to avoid store-bought rotisserie chicken, make your own pulled chicken in the Instant Pot.
- If sour cream isn't your thing, simple drizzle the hot sauce on the nachos. And I do mean drizzle - that sauce is spicy!
- If you want to make this ahead of time, you can create the chicken mixture and put it in the fridge the night before. Then all you need to do is layer your nachos, and pop them in the oven.
- A cast iron skillet is perfect for making nachos.

6 comments

  1. I love buffalo chicken, and these nachos are delicious! So simple and so easy to put together. My husband and I love to snack on these after the kids go to bed!

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    1. Buffalo chicken is one of my favorites! On nachos? Even better!

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  2. This I could eat it all alone and would'nt even share :D haha it looks sooo good! Love buffalo chicken any day and with nachos it's just perfect

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    1. Jyothi, agreed! Keep all the nachos to ourselves! Ha!

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  3. Perfect timing. I have chicken leftovers from the dinner. I was just wondering how to use these leftovers. Your recipe is perfect. I have all ingredients. Can't wait to give this recipe a try.

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