Grilled Chicken Nachos are a delicious and fun way to use your grill, even in the chillier months. Piled high with cheese and favorite toppings, the grilled smokey flavor will really surprise you! Choose from 2 flavors: BBQ Chicken Nachos or Mexican Nachos.

Grilled Chicken Nachos (BBQ Chicken Nachos & Mexican Chicken Nachos)

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chicken nachos, grilled nachos, how to grill nachos
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 542kcal
Author: Becky Hardin - The Cookie Rookie
Grilled Chicken Nachos are a delicious and fun way to use your grill, even in the chillier months. Piled high with cheese and favorite toppings, the grilled smokey flavor will really surprise you! Choose from 2 flavors: BBQ Chicken Nachos or Mexican Nachos.
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Ingredients

  • 24 ounce bag of tortilla chips
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • sour cream for serving
  • salsa for serving
  • guacamole for serving see related recipe

FOR MEXICAN CHICKEN NACHOS

  • 1 cup cooked chicken shredded we used rotisserie chicken
  • 1 cup mexican blend cheese
  • 1 can black beans drained and rinsed
  • 1/2 cup plum or cherry tomatoes diced
  • 1/2 onion diced and carmelized
  • 1 tablespoon chicken taco seasoning

FOR BBQ CHICKEN NACHOS:

  • 1 cup cooked chicken shredded
  • 1 cup shredded queso cheese
  • 1/2 cup bbq sauce we used blues hog
  • 2 tablespoons fresh cilantro minced
  • 1/2 onion diced and carmelized

Instructions

  • heat up ingredients in separate pans on the stove, mixing together the chicken with the spices, salsa, and tomatoes for mexican side, and cilantro, chicken, and bbq sauce for bbq side. add salt and pepper to each variation, to taste
  • in separate pans, heat up the black beans, and caramelize the onion. here is a good recipe for caramelizing onion http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-caramelize-onions-35933
  • preheat the grill for indirect grilling over medium-high heat
  • spray grill pan with cooking spray
  • place a single layer of tortilla chips on the bottom of a grill tray. sprinkle with cheese, and then a layer of the chicken and other toppings, topping with more cheese.
  • create another layer of chips, cheese, and toppings. top with more cheese :)
  • place grill tray on the grill over indirect heat. cover for 5 minutes, then turn and continue cooking for another 5 minutes.
  • remove from the grill and use a spatula to cut and serve. serve with sour cream, salsa, and guacamole. enjoy!

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Nutrition

Calories: 542kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 629mg | Potassium: 324mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 190IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 263mg | Iron: 2.6mg