BBQ chicken nachos {great appetizer recipe}

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It’s time for another great recipe blog hop and giveaway! This time 11 bloggers have teamed up to bring you fantastic appetizer recipes perfect for the Big Game that’s coming up next month, or any game day for that matter. And to make things even more fun, there’s a prize package worth $400 up for grabs! (ETA: giveaway now closed.)

Here are all the delicious appetizer recipes being featured today:


My contribution is barbecue chicken nachos, a wonderful creation we discovered when we lived in Memphis. Now, if you’re from the South, you’re probably wondering why anyone needs a recipe for bbq chicken nachos, seeing as you can get them everywhere – at restaurants, games, etc. And if you’re not from the South, you might be thinking “who puts barbecue chicken on nachos?”

great barbecue chicken nachos recipe

Well, people in Memphis put barbecue chicken (or pork) on just about anything. And bbq chicken nachos are absolutely delicious. We fell in love with this stuff after we tried them at Corky’s, one of Memphis’ famous barbecue joints. I’ve made these simple nachos for many a Westerner and Northerner since, and everyone has loved them.

They’re easy to put together: just cook your meat (chicken or pork both work great) in the slow cooker all day until it’s nice and tender. Spread tortilla chips out on a cookie sheet, top with plenty of cheese and pop it under the broiler for a minute until it’s melty. Then pour on the meat and anything else that tickles your fancy: onions, olives, tomatoes, sour cream, jalapeños, cilantro, and dig in. I top it all off with a sprinkle of Corky’s dry bbq rub, but you can use paprika if you didn’t happen to stockpile Corky’s products before you moved away from Memphis. Or if you never lived in Memphis at all.

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NOTE: I like to melt the cheese on the chips first, then top with the meat and toppings because everything holds together a bit better that way, but you’re certainly welcome to spread the meat on the chips, then top with cheese, and then broil it.

best ever barbecue chicken nachos

You won’t want to miss any of these other delicious appetizers:

White Cheese Dip from Lolly Jane
Buffalo Chicken Dip from Bombshell Bling
Bourbon BBQ Beef Cups from Sweet C’s Designs
Bacon Cheddar Skillet Fries from Katie’s Cucina
Loaded Nacho Bites from Crazy Little Projects
Sausage Pinwheels from Clean & Scentsible
Eggroll Dip from The Lilypad Cottage
Chili Stuffed Mushrooms from Cook the Story
BBQ Chicken Nachos from It’s Always Autumn
Buffalo Chicken Lettuce Wraps from Ella Claire
Green Chili Artichoke Bread from Yellow Bliss Road

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    Christy DuBois says

    I would definitely bring my famous artichoke dip that even those who turn their noses up at artichokes love.


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