9.23.2011

Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Buffalo Chicken Nachos
A Sunday afternoon in the Fall is No Thank You Boy's favorite time of the year.  Football games continue one right after another from early afternoon all the way into the late evening.  And an integral part of watching football games for him is the eating of football food.

Nachos are on every sports restaurant/bar menu with the usual ingredients of tortilla chips, seasoned ground beef, beans, cheddar cheese, tomatoes, lettuce, sour cream, salsa and guacamole.  This version of the pseudo-Mexican snack is good enough on its own, but I decided to change up a few ingredients to suit No Thank You Boy's spicy taste buds and affinity for chicken.  Buffalo Chicken Nachos combine shredded chicken with Frank's Hot Sauce and cheddar and blue cheeses on top of blue and white corn tortilla chips.  After a few minutes in a hot oven, the nachos are topped with celery, tomatoes, and scallions.

It is only 2 days until Sunday.  Make sure you have the ingredients to make Buffalo Chicken Nachos and sit back and cheer on your favorite football team.

Buffalo Chicken Nachos

a large bag of tortilla chips - corn or blue corn or a combo of both
3 cups cooked and shredded chicken
5 tablespoons hot sauce, or more to taste
3 cups shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 cup crumbled blue cheese
6 scallions, chopped
3 celery ribs, small dice
1 medium tomato, small dice
sour cream for serving
salsa for serving

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Line an 18 x 10 inch baking sheet with parchment paper.  This is not necessary but makes clean up much easier.  :)

Place a layer of tortilla chips in the baking sheet overlapping some of the chips.  Make sure the pan is full of chips.

In a bowl, combine the chicken and hot sauce.  Spread the chicken evenly over the chips and sprinkle with the cheddar cheese and blue cheese.  Bake for 6 - 8 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Remove baking sheet from oven and sprinkle the scallions, celery and tomato evenly over the melted cheese.

Serve with sour cream and salsa.

7 comments:

bellini said...

Perfect for snacking:D

Fran AmenĂ¡bar Ch. said...

I love mexican food, it's easy to do and very tasty.
Now you have a new follower from Chile.

Martha said...

Great idea - combining two favorite appetizers in one. We will try this next time we have a football-watching party.

fittingbackin said...

YUM - these look great!

Jerry Ko | Simply Good Eating said...

I love nachos and these look perfect for serving with any sports game.

teresa said...

my mouth instantly started watering!

Robin Sue said...

Mmmm combining 2 of my favorite foods!