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Barbecue Chicken Nachos

Loaded barbecue chicken nachos with queso, guacamole, peppers, sour cream, and cilantro.

Course Appetizer, Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Keyword appetizer, barbecue, chicken, nachos
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4


  • 3 chicken breasts baked & shredded
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes use less if desired
  • 1 13 ounce bag tortilla chips
  • 3 roma tomatoes diced
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 1 yellow pepper diced
  • 3/4 cup guacamole
  • 3/4 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup queso blanco
  • 1/2 cup salsa
  • 1 cup lettuce shredded


  1. Preheat oven to 350º.

  2. Place chicken breasts in greased oven safe dish. Top with barbecue sauce and red pepper flakes.

  3. Bake for 20-25 minutes.

  4. Once chicken is fully cooked, remove from oven. Shred chicken. Place back in liquid.

  5. While chicken cooks, chop tomatoes, peppers, lettuce. Warm up queso blanco.

  6. On a large platter, place the tortilla chips.

  7. Layer tortilla chips with queso blanco, shredded chicken, diced peppers, chopped lettuce, fresh salsa, sour cream, guacamole.

Recipe Notes

Use a KitchenAid mixer to quickly shred the chicken. This only takes seconds so keep an eye on the chicken. Don't start the mixer and walk away.

To save time, buy premade salsa, queso blanco, and guacamole.