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Inside Cooking Ep 46: Kickin’ Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Spice up your parties with these hearty, dude-pleasing nachos, bursting with flavor. The combination of the crunchy tortilla chips with the spicy buffalo chicken and the cool blue cheese dressing make the perfect accompaniment to a cold beverage. Nachos never tasted this good.

Ingredients (for 6 persons)

  • Cooking spray
  • 3/4 cup blue cheese salad dressing, divided
  • 1/2 cup cayenne pepper sauce
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 (13 ounces) package restaurant-style white corn tortilla chips
  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 cup sliced black olives
  • 1/3 cup diced red onion
  • 1/4 cup pickled jalapeno pepper slices
  • 4 ounces precooked bacon, crumbled
  • 1 1/2 cups shredded Mexican cheese blend
  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro

kicking buffalo chicken nacho preparationInstructions

(Preparation time: 20 mins; cooking time: 10 mins)

STEP 1

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

STEP 2

Mix about 1/4 cup blue cheese dressing, cayenne pepper sauce, and butter in a bowl until well blended. Add chicken; toss to coat.

STEP 3

Spread tortilla chips evenly over the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle tomato, olives, onion, and jalapeno peppers over chips. Spread chicken mixture over vegetables and top with crumbled bacon.

STEP 4

Combine Mexican cheese blend and Monterey Jack cheese in a bowl; sprinkle evenly over chicken and tortilla chip mixture.

STEP 5

Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Drizzle with remaining 1/2 cup blue cheese dressing and top with cilantro.

 

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 672 calories; 47.8 g fat; 35.6 g carbohydrates; 28 g protein; 90 mg cholesterol; 1531 mg sodium.

Inside Cooking Ep 46: Kickin’ Buffalo Chicken Nachos