Game-Day Snacks: Buffalo Chicken Nachos
Note: This is a rerun of a post from earlier this year in which Eating...Our Words blogger Brooke Viggiano shares a favorite tailgating recipe in honor of game day.
When it comes to game-time snacks, there's really nothing better than hot wings and nachos.
...or is there?
What's the only way to make two classics better? Combine them! I mean, c'mon -- it's a story as old as peanut butter and jelly, milk and cookies, MTV and The Jersey Sh...wait a minute. Okay, maybe this only works with food.
Anyway, there's a new kid in town, and his name is
Chalupa Batman MacArthur Buffalo Chicken Nacho. And he's the best game-watching snack ever: a heaping plate of loaded, cheesy, spicy, chicken nachos. How does that sound? Freaking fantastic? Yeah, thought so.
Here's how to make them:
For chicken: Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and bake chicken breasts until browned and cooked through. Let cool.
Remove skin and use two forks to shred the chicken. In a large bowl, toss shredded chicken with hot sauce.
For nachos: Heat oven to 450 degrees.
Spray a baking dish with cooking spray. Line with a layer of tortillas and top with a layer of chicken mixture, shredded cheddar cheese and crumbled blue cheese. Repeat layering more tortillas and toppings until all chips are gone (or your baking dish is about to overflow).
Bake for 10-15 minutes until cheese is bubbling.
Drizzle dish with extra wing sauce, top with dollops of guacamole and sprinkle on chopped celery/fresh scallions and diced tomato. If you want any other toppings (sour cream, salsa, olives, jalapeños), add 'em.
Set out on a plate for all to devour or serve them in little paper bowls. Enjoy!
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