BBQ Chicken Nachos

Well here we are back to Monday again! Weeks are flying by for me! Before we know it Thanksgiving and Christmas will be here! Umm…yikes. I am not prepared in the least, as usual. My Mom on the other hand finished all her Christmas shopping weeks ago. As in 8 weeks. Cough cough….show off. *I’m really just jealous.

Anyways, with the holidays right around the corner, things are getting all cold and rainy up in the Northwest and I don’t like it. And I’ll have you know that I had every intention of posting a comforting and warm meal today because of said weather, but my pregnancy kind of sabotaged the whole thing and I’m posting about nachos today. Why? Because who doesn’t love nachos. Also, because I was craving them. Me being pregnant + actually having an appetite now means that this little dude or dudette is bound to come out all chunky. That is a fact. And these nachos went over swimmingly with my 1 1/2 kiddos. It made a fabulous lunch for us but would double as a great appetizer or snack. If you have leftover rotisserie chicken in your fridge, then these come together in no time at all and are seriously divine. My 3 year old was really hesitant at first, but we dipped hers into a little ‘white stuff’ {sour cream} and she was fighting me over the last few pieces. Not even kidding, you guys.

Give them a whirl today! Here’s how you make them:

Start out by turning your broiler on. Line a small baking sheet with tortilla chips. Feel free to line with foil if you’re lazy. Or be like me and be so lazy to not even attempt to reach for the foil. To each’s own.

Then grab your left over chicken, chop it up with some good ol’ sauce of the barbecue variety and nuke it. Sticking these nachos under the broiler will melt cheese and will NOT heat chicken thoroughly. Therefore, use the microwave.

I threw on a little more BBQ sauce because I like dangerously. And, because I also like bbq sauce.

Overtop of this hot mess, sprinkle on some cheese. Don’t be stingy. You want a good layer!

Now, stick this under the broiler and let everything melt and bubble. Mmmm….I love nachos. Once you pull them out, you can add whatever you like to the top. I went for a BBQ chicken pizza feel and added cilantro, green onion and pepperoncini peppers {because my sister got me addicted to them and because I’m pregnant}.

Once all your toppings are in place, dig on in! We ate ours with sour cream, but these are just fabulous as is! Hello cheesy sweet and spicy goodness! Mmmm…..

I was rather satisfied with the outcome of these little babies and think you will too. My tummy {and itty bitty baby} were very happy :) Here’s the printable; have a great day!

BBQ Chicken Nachos

Yield: 2 servings


2-3 cups tortilla chips {3 good handfuls}
1 cup chopped rotisserie chicken
1/2 cup bbq sauce, divided
1 cup grated sharp cheddar cheese, or any cheese you have
any desired toppings, such as sliced green onion, cooked bacon, chopped cilantro or pepperoncini peppers


Preheat oven to broil. Line baking sheet in a single layer of tortilla chips. In a small bowl, stir chopped chicken with 1/4 cup BBQ sauce or more to moisten. Microwave 1 minute to warm chicken thoroughly. Spoon chicken overtop chips evenly and drizzle remaining BBQ sauce over chicken. Top with shredded cheese. Broil until cheese is completely melted. Remove from oven and top with any desired toppings. Serve immediately with more BBQ sauce and/or sour cream.

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30 Responses to “BBQ Chicken Nachos”

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    Blog is the New Black — November 12, 2012 at 2:57 am

    Who doesn’t love nachos is right!!!


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    Ellen @ The Baking Bluenoser — November 12, 2012 at 4:30 am

    Oh man, these suckers look good! Now I’m craving nachos :)


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    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — November 12, 2012 at 5:23 am

    oh yum! bbq chicken nachos are one of my favorites!!


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    shelly (cookies and cups) — November 12, 2012 at 5:51 am

    I love me some nachos! Pinned this one :)


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    Jolene ( — November 12, 2012 at 6:53 am

    I love how each nacho has goodness on it. I hate eating nachos when there are a few with toppings and the rest are buried underneath, plain and boring!


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    Cookbook Queen — November 12, 2012 at 7:03 am

    Nachos are one of the world’s most perfect foods. These look fabulous!!!


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    Bev @ Bev Cooks — November 12, 2012 at 7:09 am

    Yeah I’m kind of dying right now.


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    Amy D. from Chicago — November 12, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Reminds me of those divine nachos at Smokey Bones before Amy’s wedding . . . . mmmmmmmm . . . I am so making these.


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    Courtney @ The Granola Chronicles — November 12, 2012 at 8:15 am

    LOVE nachos. One can never have enough cheesy goodness in their life! :)


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    Ashley — November 12, 2012 at 9:24 am

    We have a restaurant here that serves BBQ chicken nachos and I am totally addicted!!!! I have tried them at home before with no luck. I think it might be because I baked them a while and the cheese dried out. I’ll have to try this method!!


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    Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes — November 12, 2012 at 10:04 am

    These nachos look slammin’, Lauren! I wouldn’t have thought to use pepperoncinis but I bet they taste fantastic!!


  12. #
    Megan | Eats Daily — November 12, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I will never get sick of nachos! These look fabulous


  13. #
    Heather | Heather Likes Food — November 12, 2012 at 10:48 am

    Am I allowed to eat these for breakfast? They look awesome and I’m starving!


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    Julia — November 12, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Oh I love nachos& these looks even better than the kind I make! Can’t wait to try!


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    Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen — November 12, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    Seems like everyone is posting different/awesome nacho recipes lately! This is one of my favorite meals to whip up last minute when I have ‘nothing’ to eat. It makes my hubby adore me…These sound like winners for sure.


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    Carlas Confections — November 12, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    I love BBQ Chicken and I LOVE nachos, so this looks like a perfect recipe! I love the lazy approach too. That is always the best way to do it 😀


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    Linda | The Urban Mrs — November 12, 2012 at 9:06 pm

    Ow yeah – who doesn’t love nachos. That looks so wonderful and fabulous!


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    Living The Sweet Life — November 13, 2012 at 10:45 am

    I wish this was my lunch, instead of the bowl of fruits I had !! Ohhhh my dear, this looks incredible <3 yum yum um .. I must say, that little munchkin you're bringing into this world has some greeeaat tastebuds 😀


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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — November 13, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Oh my goodness, Lauren! This is definitely a must-make! I can’t wait to make this for the boyfriend when he returns town. He will be thrilled!


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    Anna @ hiddenponies — November 14, 2012 at 7:48 am

    Nachos of any kind make me swoon. Yummmm.


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    Katie @ Blonde Ambition — November 15, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    This sounds good! BBQ Chicken Pizza is one of my faves, and I love the idea of not having to bake a whole pizza to get the same flavors at home!


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    Amy Alves — November 16, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Hi Lauren!
    I wanted to tell you I just found your blog last week! I’ve only tried the stromboli and the pizza dough so far, love both! These nachos look amazing! Looking forward to trying more. Thanks for making such a beautiful site girl! ~ Blessings out, Amy Alves


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    From Valerie's Kitchen — November 18, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    The way you did these in a single layer reminds me of the Fajita Nachos at Chevy’s which happens to be the best thing at Chevy’s. They look SO good!


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    Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts — November 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    MMMMmmmmmm……nachos! BBQ chicken….yum!


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    Seri — December 17, 2012 at 7:14 pm

    I made these tonight, and they were so easy & tasty! Thanks for the recipe!


  26. #
    Shiloh — December 21, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Made this tonight! Winner!


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    Pearse — January 12, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    Are the chicken shredded or cut? Thanks



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