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BBQ Chicken Nachos

Tortilla chips piled high with bbq chicken, cheese sauce, MORE cheese, and tons of epic toppings will make these BBQ Chicken Nachos your new favorite appetizer or main meal.
Course Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword bbq, bbq chicken, bbq chicken nachos, nachos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Author Dana at ThisSillyGirlsKitchen.com

Ingredients

For the cheese sauce

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 cups milk
  • 6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded

For the nacho assembly

  • 3 cups shredded rotisserie chicken
  • KC Masterpiece 816 Original BBQ Sauce
  • 1 bag tortilla chips
  • 4 ounces sharp cheddar cheese shredded
  • toppings of your choice

Instructions

For the cheese sauce

  • Add the butter to a medium-sized saucepot over medium-low heat. Let melt, add the flour and whisk until smooth and make sure there are no lumps. Add the salt, garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, and paprika. Whisk to combine
  • Slowly add in the milk, whisking constantly until smooth with no lump. Stirring occasionally, bring to a simmer until thickened. Take off the heat and whisk in the cheese, set aside.

For the nacho assembly

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Mix the shredded chicken with the bbq sauce, add enough to coat and to your sauce preference, set aside.
  • Lay about half of the tortillas onto a sheet tray in a single layer. Top with cheese sauce, half of the chicken, and half of the shredded cheese. Add the remaining chips in a single layer on top, more of the cheese sauce, the rest of the chicken, and the remaining shredded cheese. Pop in the oven for about 5 minutes, until the cheese is melted, and everything is heated through.
  • Serve ad let your guests add their own toppings or top with your favorite toppings such as diced tomatoes, more bbq sauce, sour cream, scallions, cilantro, jalapenos, etc.