Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Its game day for us today so I wanted to come up with something new!! One giant dish that everyone could pick from. Nachos instantly came to mind. But I didn’t want to make regular nachos. How could I make them different? I decided on Buffalo chicken with all of the usual sides placed on top. That way you get it all in one bite! The ended up being a huge hit in my house. Here is how I made them. I decided to make mostly everything from scratch including the dressing and chicken but those are both things that you can totally buy at the store.

Ingredients:

Blue Cheese Dressing

  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/3 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup crumbled blue cheese

Place all wet ingredients in a bowl. I mixed those first so that I wouldn’t break up the blue cheese in the mixing process. Once all of those are combined, add your blue cheese, salt and pepper. Fold into the mixture and chill.

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Buffalo Sauce

  • 1 cup of you favorite buffalo sauce (I used Franks)
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar

place all ingredients in a sauce pan and simmer until butter is melted and sugar has dissolved.

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Other items needed: 

  • 2 cups cooked, shredded chicken
  • Tortilla chips
  • shredded cheddar cheese
  • celery
  • green onion

You can absolutely buy a pre cooked chicken at the store and shred it or used any left over chicken you may have. I had some chicken tenderloins in the freezer so thats what I used. I poached them in about 4 cups of broth. To do that ¬†just place your chicken in the pot with the broth, bring to a boil and then quickly lower heat to simmer. Allow to simmer for about 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and let them sit in the hot broth for another 15minutes or so. Check one piece to make sure they are done. Allow chicken to rest and cool once you’ve removed it from the stove before shredding.

Shred chicken then place in a mixing bowl and toss in your sauce. I did not use all of the sauce that I made. I used about half and then set aside to drizzle on top at the end.

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Cover a baking sheet with tortilla chips. Top with cheddar cheese and put in the oven under the broiler until the cheese is melted and bubbling. This only takes a couple of minutes so keep an eye on it.

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Prepare your celery and green onion

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Then Build your master piece! Top your chips with chicken, celery, onion, blue cheese dressing and some of the remaining sauce if you feel you want more.

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Enjoy!

 

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