I’d had the idea to incorporate buffalo chicken into a nacho dish in my head for some time, but never got around to executing it. Not long after, a recipe popped up in my reader and I knew it was a sign.
A sign from the buffalo chicken gods.
Thank you buffalo chicken gods.
Buffalo Chicken Nachos
Baked Layered Buffalo Chicken Nachos
1 bag of tortilla chips
8 ounces of shredded chicken, covered with buffalo sauce
1 1/2 cups sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 cup crumbled bleu cheese
1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese
- 1/4 cup buffalo sauce (or more)
- 1/4 cup chopped scallions
- sliced avocado for garnish
Preheat the oven to 450.
Cover baking dish with a layer of nachos
Top with chicken, cheese, buffalo sauce. Continue layering. Bake for 5-10 minutes, until cheese melts. Drizzle additional wing sauce over top and garnish with scallions and avocado.
This dish is a crowd-pleaser. I think most people go bananas for buffalo anything. (And then there are a few weird folk who don’t. We’ll forgive you.) The chicken adds some lean protein, which bulks it up if you’re looking for a heavier app. The buffalo sauce gives it a nice kick, and the melted cheese provides that “comfort food” feeling. The creamy avocadoes and crunchy scallions enhance the flavor.
Best served with some ice cold