Buffalo Chicken Nachos

You may have heard us mention buffalo chicken nachos from time to time on this site.

They are Feaston’s happy food. It’s the best sort of junk food.

So let me pause and do a little dance. You will soon do one too, because if you make these, you will happy dance in your chair. Or around the kitchen. And your dinner companions will happy dance too. These nachos have that effect on people.

They are ooey, gooy and delicious.

They are ooey, gooy and delicious.

Now these are stupid easy to make. You’ll need some corn tortilla chips, celery, leftover shredded chicken, buffalo sauce (we like this one, but if you find yourself at Target, try their Archer Farms Buffalo Blue Cheese Dipping Sauce – it is excellent), half a small onion, cheese and light sour cream.

This is the second version of nachos for dinner we’ve posted. For something a little different, check out this recipe.

Since there isn’t a lot of technical work involved, we’re going to illustrate this recipe in photos.

Dice the celery and onion. Having the celery on makes this truly like eating bufflo wings on chips.

Dice the celery and onion. Having the celery on makes this truly like eating buffalo wings on chips.

Try to resist taking large bites of onion.

Try to resist taking large bites of onion.

Now, get out your leftover chicken and dice it while it's inside the container. Drown it in buffalo sauce and find a lid.

Now, get out your leftover chicken and dice it while it's inside the container. Drown it in sauce and find a lid.

Then shake the hell out of it for a nice healthy coating of sauce.

Then shake the hell out of it for a nice healthy coating of sauce.

Chicken, veggies, cheese.

Spread down a nice layer of chips and top them in this order: Chicken, veggies, cheese.

Since we are watching our waistlines, we used a thin layer of cheese. When that's done, pop 'em in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

Since we are watching our waistlines, we used a thin layer of cheese. When that's done, pop 'em in the oven for 10 minutes at 350 degrees.

The perfect bite includes, a chip, lots of cheese and chicken. It's hard to come by perfect bites.

The perfect bite includes, a chip, lots of cheese and chicken. It's hard to come by perfect bites.

Makes 2 pig-sized servings

  • 2 generous handfuls of corn tortilla chips
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken
  • 1/2 cup hot sauce, or enough to cover chicken
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar or Mexican blend cheese
  • light sour cream for dipping

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Spread tortilla chips out in a single layer on a baking sheet. In a bowl, dice chicken into bite-sized pieces and cover with hot sauce. Mix thoroughly. Top tortilla chips with chicken.

Next, add diced celery and onion on top of the chicken. Cover all with cheese.

Place nachos in oven and cook for 10 minutes or until cheese is melted and chips are lightly browned. Serve immediately with sour cream for dipping.

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