Kickin' Buffalo Chicken Nachos


These hearty, Buffalo chicken nachos are bursting with flavor — they're great any time of the day and are perfect with a frosty cold beverage or two. You'll love the combination of crunchy tortilla chips, spicy Buffalo chicken, and cool blue cheese dressing. Sharing is optional!

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
30 mins


  • cooking spray

  • ¾ cup blue cheese salad dressing, divided

  • ½ cup cayenne pepper sauce (such as Frank's® RedHot®)

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted

  • 2 cups shredded cooked chicken

  • 1 (13 ounce) package restaurant-style white corn tortilla chips (such as Tostitos®)

  • 1 large tomato, seeded and chopped

  • ½ cup sliced black olives

  • cup diced red onion

  • ¼ cup pickled jalapeno pepper slices

  • 4 ounces precooked bacon, crumbled

  • 1 ½ cups shredded Mexican cheese blend

  • 1 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.

  2. Combine 1/4 cup blue cheese dressing, cayenne pepper sauce, and melted butter in a bowl until well blended. Add chicken and toss to coat.

  3. Spread tortilla chips evenly over the prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle tomato, olives, onion, and jalapeño peppers over chips. Spread chicken mixture over vegetables and top with crumbled bacon.

  4. Mix both cheeses together in a bowl; sprinkle mixture evenly over chicken mixture.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes.

  6. Remove from the oven. Drizzle remaining 1/2 cup blue cheese dressing over nachos and garnish with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

672 Calories
48g Fat
36g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 672
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 48g 61%
Saturated Fat 17g 83%
Cholesterol 90mg 30%
Sodium 1531mg 67%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 21mg 106%
Calcium 385mg 30%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 299mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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