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BBQ Chicken Nachos

Made with tortilla chips topped with BBQ chicken, Monterey Jack and cheddar cheeses, fresh tomatoes, sliced red onion, and crispy bacon, these nachos are a fun and easy party snack that is perfect for a crowd!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 pound boneless skinless chicken breast diced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3/4 cup + 1 teaspoon BBQ sauce divided
  • 13 ounces tortilla chips
  • 1 cup Monterrey Jack cheese shredded
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese shredded
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 1 large tomato diced
  • 8 strips bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 2 tablespoon parsley finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup sour cream


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Add diced chicken and spices together in a medium bowl. Toss to combine. Heat medium saute pan over medium high heat with canola oil. Once oil is hot, add coated chicken and cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Add 3/4 cup of BBQ sauce and continue to cook until sauce is reduced by half, about 5 more minutes. Remove from heat.
  • Place all the tortilla chips evenly on a large baking sheet. Layer on the chicken with a little of the residual sauce. Cover with shredded cheese, red onion slices, diced tomatoes, and cooked bacon crumbles. Bake in preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  • While the nachos bake, mix together the remaining 1 teaspoon of BBQ sauce with 1/2 cup sour cream. This will be used as the dipping sauce.
  • Remove nachos from the oven and sprinkle with chopped parsley. Serve immediately with dipping sauce and your favorite Modelo beer.


Recipe adapted from Buzzfeed