Buffalo Chicken Nachos

by Lisa on October 3, 2012


This is what happened when my two favorite football watching appetizers got together and had a baby.


I love nachos. I love wings. So I put them together.

This is probably not the healthiest football snack but you only live once, right?

Buffalo Chicken Nachos

by The Splattered Apron

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 3.5-4 hours

Keywords: bake slow-cooker appetizer

Ingredients (1 large baking sheet of nachos)

  • 3 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
  • chicken stock
  • 1 bottle of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce
  • tortilla chips
  • 4 ounces Colby cheese, shredded
  • 4 ounces Monterey jack cheese, shredded
  • 2 ounces bleu cheese, crumbled
  • 2 stalks of celery, diced
  • 1/2 of a small red onion, thinly sliced


Place the chicken breasts in the bottom of a slow cooker. Cover with chicken stock then add about 3/4 of the bottle of Frank’s Red Hot Sauce. Cook on high for at least 2.5 hours and up to 4 hours {the longer the better}.

Remove the chicken from the slow cooker and shred with two forks. Stir in more hot sauce to your desired level hotness.

Preheat the oven to 350.

On a large baking sheet, spread a layer of tortilla chips.

Spread the shredding chicken over the chips.

Sprinkle the diced celery over the chicken.

Distribute the bleu cheese all over the chicken, sparingly. You don’t want to be overwhelmed by the bleu cheese.

Next, add the red onions.

Then the shredded cheese.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, until the cheese has just melted.

Serve immediately.

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I’m going to go easy on the pictures—it’s pretty obvious I was losing daylight when I took these.  But this combination of flavors cannot wait for good lighting! I love how the celery maintains it’s crunch and cooling effect against the hot buffalo chicken, melty cheese and crunchy chips.


I could have easily eaten half of this sheet myself, but I shared them instead. After I did a little quality control :-).


If you like buffalo wings and you like nachos, you’re going to love this.  Who’s looking forward to Sunday football now?



{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Blog is the New Black October 3, 2012 at 7:50 am

Amazing! I go gaga for anything buffalo chicken!
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Lisa October 11, 2012 at 8:42 am

ha! me too. I can’t get enough.


Emily S October 3, 2012 at 9:31 am

yum! we made chicken nachos the other night – not many things Jay loves more than tortilla chips!


Lisa October 11, 2012 at 8:42 am



Lisa October 5, 2012 at 7:19 pm

I’ve only recently discovered buffalo chicken. Where have I been??? YUM! This sounds delicious.
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Lisa October 11, 2012 at 8:40 am

Only recently?? We need to get you some ASAP.


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