Loaded BBQ Chicken Nachos Recipe

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Loaded BBQ Chicken Nachos With HOC Sauce

This is a game-night appetizer you’ll keep coming back to! The Loaded BBQ Chicken Nachos is, like the name suggests, loaded with absolute goodness! This is a super quick & super easy recipe for snack time or a light meal where you won’t end up spending too much time prepping in the kitchen. The BBQ flavour gives this an exciting twist from the plain old loaded chicken nachos.

Imagine the satisfying crunch of artisanal corn tortilla chips, artfully arranged like a culinary masterpiece. Then, enter our star ingredient: juicy, seasoned chicken, grilled to perfection and bathed in a heavenly BBQ sauce that strikes the perfect balance between sweet and smoky. This is the base of our nacho masterpiece, and it only gets better from here.

But wait, there’s more! A burst of colour and freshness awaits as we top our nachos with a vibrant medley of diced tomatoes, crunchy bell peppers, zesty red onions, and aromatic cilantro. These garden-fresh ingredients not only add visual appeal but also a burst of brightness to balance the richness of the BBQ chicken and cheeses.

And let’s not forget the finishing touch: a sprinkling of smoky paprika, a dash of zesty cumin, and a hint of fiery chili powder, all harmonizing to create the perfect flavor crescendo. This dynamic combination of spices adds depth and complexity, ensuring each bite is a tantalizing taste adventure.

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Simple secrets to superb Nachos:

  1. Precooked Chicken: To make preparation a breeze, use precooked chicken. You can shred a store-bought rotisserie chicken, use leftover grilled or baked chicken, or even use canned chicken for a quick option.
  2. Flavorful Seasoning: Season the chicken well with a blend of spices like chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and a pinch of cayenne for some heat. This ensures the chicken itself becomes a tasty component of the nachos.
  3. Layering Technique: Arrange the tortilla chips in a single layer on a baking sheet or oven-safe dish. This helps to evenly distribute the toppings and ensures every chip gets a delicious mix of flavors.
  4. Cheese Variety: Combine different types of cheeses for a more complex and gooey texture. Cheddar, Monterey Jack, and queso blanco are great choices. Consider shredding the cheese yourself for better melting properties.
  5. Vegetable Medley: Add a colorful mix of vegetables for both flavor and nutrition. Diced tomatoes, bell peppers, red onions, and jalapeños work wonderfully. You can even throw in some canned black beans or corn for added texture and taste.
  6. Layering Order: Layer the seasoned chicken over the tortilla chips, followed by the mixed cheeses and then the vegetable medley. Repeat these layers for a satisfying and visually appealing nacho stack.
  7. Spicy BBQ Sauce Drizzle: Drizzle the Spicy BBQ sauce over the top before baking or broiling. This adds a tangy, smoky kick that complements the other flavours perfectly.

Prep Time 15 mins

Cook Time 15 mins

Total Time 30 mins

Serves 1 – 2

Step 1
Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

Step 2
Heat the oil in a pan and add the chicken, garlic powder, chilli powder, black pepper powder, and salt. Cook for a few minutes.

Step 3
Add the HOC BBQ sauce. Cook for 5 minutes, or until the sauce reduces to about half.

Step 4
Remove from the heat.

Step 5
In a tray, spread out 2 handful of tortilla chips.

Step 6
Layer the chips with half of the chicken, vegetables, bacon, cheese, and parsley.

Step 7
Repeat the same with the remaining ingredients.

Step 8
Bake in a preheated oven for about 15 minutes.

Step 9
Top it off with some sour cream and serve!

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Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

Can I use store-bought tortilla chips for this recipe?

Absolutely! Store-bought tortilla chips work perfectly fine for BBQ chicken nachos. However, for a more authentic touch, you can make your own by baking or frying corn tortillas.

How can I prepare the chicken for nachos?

You can use precooked chicken, such as rotisserie or leftover grilled chicken. Shred the chicken and season it with a blend of spices like chili powder, cumin, garlic powder, and salt for added flavour.

Which cheeses work best for BBQ chicken nachos?

A combination of cheddar, Monterey Jack, and queso Blanco is ideal for achieving a delightful cheesy blend. Shred the cheeses yourself for better melting.

How do I prevent the nachos from getting soggy?

To avoid soggy nachos, ensure you arrange the tortilla chips in a single layer on the baking sheet, avoid overcrowding, and use just enough BBQ sauce to add flavour without making them too wet.

Can I make BBQ chicken nachos on a grill?

Yes, you can! Assemble the nachos in a foil packet or an oven-safe dish and place them on a preheated grill. Cook until the cheese is melted and bubbly.

Are BBQ chicken nachos kid-friendly? Absolutely! Kids tend to love the combination of cheesy goodness and sweet BBQ sauce. You can also adjust the level of spiciness to suit their preferences.

  • 2 chicken breast, diced finely
  • ¾ cup HOC BBQ Sauce
  • 13 tortilla chips
  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp chilli powder
  • ½ tbsp black pepper powder
  • ½ tbsp salt
  • 2 cups cheese, shredded
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • ½ onion, sliced
  • 8 strips bacon, cooked & crumbled
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped

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