BBQ Chicken Nachos Recipe

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Say hello to cheesy, sweet, and spicy goodness with BBQ Chicken Nachos Recipe! Perfect for Super Bowl weekend or just because!

BBQ Chicken Nachos

I’ll have you know that I had every intention of posting a comforting and warm meal today because of rainy weather, but my pregnancy kind of sabotaged the whole thing and I’m posting about this BBQ Chicken Nachos Recipe today. Why? Because who doesn’t love nachos. Also, because I was craving them. Me being pregnant + actually having an appetite now means that this little dude or dudette is bound to come out all chunky. That is a fact. And these nachos went over swimmingly with my 1 1/2 kiddos. It made a fabulous lunch for us but would double as a great appetizer or snack. If you have a leftover rotisserie chicken in your fridge, then these come together in no time at all and are seriously divine. My 3-year-old was really hesitant at first, but we dipped hers into a little ‘white stuff’ {sour cream} and she was fighting me over the last few pieces. Not even kidding, you guys.

Give them a whirl today! Here’s how you make them:

Start out by turning your broiler on. Line a small baking sheet with tortilla chips. Feel free to line with foil if you’re lazy. Or be like me and be so lazy to not even attempt to reach for the foil. To each’s own.

Tortilla Chips

Then grab your left over chicken, chop it up with some good ol’ sauce of the barbecue variety and nuke it. Sticking these nachos under the broiler will melt cheese and will NOT heat chicken thoroughly. Therefore, use the microwave.

BBQ Chicken

I threw on a little more BBQ sauce because I like dangerously. And, because I also like bbq sauce.

BBQ Chicken on top of tortillas

Overtop of this hot mess, sprinkle on some cheese. Don’t be stingy. You want a good layer!

Cheese on top of BBQ chicken and tortilla chips

Now, stick this under the broiler and let everything melt and bubble. Mmmm….I love nachos. Once you pull them out, you can add whatever you like to the top. I went for a BBQ chicken pizza feel and added cilantro, green onion and pepperoncini peppers {because my sister got me addicted to them and because I’m pregnant}.

BBQ Chicken Nachos

Once all your toppings are in place, dig on in! We ate ours with sour cream, but these are just fabulous as is! Hello, cheesy sweet and spicy goodness! Mmmm…..

BBQ Chicken Nachos

I was rather satisfied with the outcome of this BBQ Chicken Nachos Recipe and think you will too. My tummy {and itty bitty baby} were very happy 🙂 Here’s the printable; have a great day!

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BBQ Chicken Nachos Recipe

Say hello to cheesy, sweet, and spicy goodness with BBQ Chicken Nachos Recipe! Perfect for Super Bowl weekend or just because!
servings 3 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes


  • 2-3 cups tortilla chips 3 good handfuls
  • 1 cup rotisserie chicken chopped
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce divided
  • 1 cup sharp cheddar cheese grated, or any cheese you have

desired toppings:

  • sliced green onion
  • cooked bacon
  • chopped cilantro
  • pepperoncini peppers


  • Preheat oven to broil. Line baking sheet in a single layer of tortilla chips.
  • In a small bowl, stir chopped chicken with 1/4 cup BBQ sauce or more to moisten. Microwave 1 minute to warm chicken thoroughly.
  • Spoon chicken overtop chips evenly and drizzle remaining BBQ sauce over chicken. Top with shredded cheese.
  • Broil until cheese is completely melted. Remove from oven and top with any desired toppings. Serve immediately with more BBQ sauce and/or sour cream.


Calories: 677kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 33g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 1176mg | Potassium: 421mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 485IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 426mg | Iron: 2.5mg
Course: Dinner, Lunch, Snack
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: bbq chicken nachos

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  3. From Valerie's Kitchen

    The way you did these in a single layer reminds me of the Fajita Nachos at Chevy’s which happens to be the best thing at Chevy’s. They look SO good!

  4. Amy Alves

    5 stars
    Hi Lauren!
    I wanted to tell you I just found your blog last week! I’ve only tried the stromboli and the pizza dough so far, love both! These nachos look amazing! Looking forward to trying more. Thanks for making such a beautiful site girl! ~ Blessings out, Amy Alves

  5. Katie @ Blonde Ambition

    This sounds good! BBQ Chicken Pizza is one of my faves, and I love the idea of not having to bake a whole pizza to get the same flavors at home!

  6. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Oh my goodness, Lauren! This is definitely a must-make! I can’t wait to make this for the boyfriend when he returns town. He will be thrilled!

  7. Living The Sweet Life

    I wish this was my lunch, instead of the bowl of fruits I had !! Ohhhh my dear, this looks incredible <3 yum yum um .. I must say, that little munchkin you're bringing into this world has some greeeaat tastebuds 😀

  8. Carlas Confections

    I love BBQ Chicken and I LOVE nachos, so this looks like a perfect recipe! I love the lazy approach too. That is always the best way to do it 😀

  9. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen

    Seems like everyone is posting different/awesome nacho recipes lately! This is one of my favorite meals to whip up last minute when I have ‘nothing’ to eat. It makes my hubby adore me…These sound like winners for sure.

  10. Meagan @ Scarletta Bakes

    These nachos look slammin’, Lauren! I wouldn’t have thought to use pepperoncinis but I bet they taste fantastic!!

  11. Ashley

    We have a restaurant here that serves BBQ chicken nachos and I am totally addicted!!!! I have tried them at home before with no luck. I think it might be because I baked them a while and the cheese dried out. I’ll have to try this method!!

  12. Jolene (

    I love how each nacho has goodness on it. I hate eating nachos when there are a few with toppings and the rest are buried underneath, plain and boring!