Loaded Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Loaded Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Serves: 4-6 people
Cooking Time: 30 minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 bag tortilla chips
  • FOR THE BUFFALO CHICKEN:
  • 2 chicken breasts, shredded (you can use rotisserie chicken, prepare in the crock pot, or poach them until cooked through, which is what I did here)
  • Franks buffalo hot sauce, to taste (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons powdered ranch seasoning
  • FOR THE RANCH QUESO:
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 1 lb white american cheese, slices
  • 8 oz Monterrey or pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1–2 tablespoons powdered ranch seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ADDITIONAL TOPPINGS:
  • 10 slices pickled jalapenos, or to taste
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • Buffalo sauce, to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Toss together the shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, and powdered ranch seasoning in a medium-sized bowl. Make sure the chicken has a good coating of buffalo sauce, but you don’t want it to swim in it. You will add a drizzle of buffalo sauce to your nachos in addition to the sauce on the chicken. Cover and set aside to keep warm.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream to a simmer. A handful at a time, stir in the cheeses, making sure they’ve completely melted before adding the next handful. Keep stirring and add in the ranch seasoning and paprika.
  4. Put a thick layer of nachos on the bottom of a cast-iron skillet, and top with 1/2 of your buffalo chicken, making sure to get some in the nooks and crannies so all of the chips have a little chicken. Drizzle some of the queso on top.
  5. Add a second thick layer of tortilla chips, top with the remaining buffalo chicken, and drizzle again with queso. You will have a queso leftover. Serve this on the side with additional nachos if you’d like, or save it in a refrigerated container.
  6. Place the nachos in the oven for 2-3 minutes, until the queso starts to melt and the chicken is heated up.
  7. In conclusion, Add jalapenos, green onions, and blue cheese to taste, and drizzle with a tiny bit more buffalo sauce if you’d like in Loaded Buffalo Chicken Nachos. Serve Loaded Buffalo Chicken Nachos warm!

Instructions

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  • 1/2 bag tortilla chips
  • FOR THE BUFFALO CHICKEN:
  • 2 chicken breasts, shredded (you can use rotisserie chicken, prepare in the crock pot, or poach them until cooked through, which is what I did here)
  • Franks buffalo hot sauce, to taste (about 1/2 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons powdered ranch seasoning
  • FOR THE RANCH QUESO:
  • 1 ½ cups heavy cream
  • 1 lb white american cheese, slices
  • 8 oz Monterrey or pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 1–2 tablespoons powdered ranch seasoning
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ADDITIONAL TOPPINGS:
  • 10 slices pickled jalapenos, or to taste
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • Buffalo sauce, to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Toss together the shredded chicken, buffalo sauce, and powdered ranch seasoning in a medium-sized bowl. Make sure the chicken has a good coating of buffalo sauce, but you don’t want it to swim in it. You will add a drizzle of buffalo sauce to your nachos in addition to the sauce on the chicken. Cover and set aside to keep warm.
  3. In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream to a simmer. A handful at a time, stir in the cheeses, making sure they’ve completely melted before adding the next handful. Keep stirring and add in the ranch seasoning and paprika.
  4. Put a thick layer of nachos on the bottom of a cast-iron skillet, and top with 1/2 of your buffalo chicken, making sure to get some in the nooks and crannies so all of the chips have a little chicken. Drizzle some of the queso on top.
  5. Add a second thick layer of tortilla chips, top with the remaining buffalo chicken, and drizzle again with queso. You will have a queso leftover. Serve this on the side with additional nachos if you’d like, or save it in a refrigerated container.
  6. Place the nachos in the oven for 2-3 minutes, until the queso starts to melt and the chicken is heated up.
  7. In conclusion, Add jalapenos, green onions, and blue cheese to taste, and drizzle with a tiny bit more buffalo sauce if you’d like in Loaded Buffalo Chicken Nachos. Serve Loaded Buffalo Chicken Nachos warm!