Recipe By bakingmecrazy
Published Aug 19th
Prep 20m Cook 10m Additional - Ready In 30m
Servings 8 servings Calories 672.3

These hearty, dude-pleasing nachos are bursting with flavor. The combination of the crunchy tortilla chips with the spicy buffalo chicken and the cool blue cheese dressing make the perfect accompaniment to a frosty cold beverage (or two!) and are great any time of day. The recipe serves 4, but sharing is optional!

Recipe Ingredients

  • 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
  • ⅓ 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

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Line a large, rimmed baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  2. 2 Mix about 1/4 cup blue cheese dressing, cayenne pepper sauce, and butter in a bowl until well blended. Add chicken; toss to coat.
  3. 3 Spread tortilla chips evenly over prepared baking sheet. Sprinkle tomato, olives, onion, and jalapeno peppers over chips. Spread chicken mixture over vegetables and top with crumbled bacon.
  4. 4 Combine Mexican cheese blend and Monterey Jack cheese in a bowl; sprinkle evenly over chicken and tortilla chip mixture.
  5. 5 Bake in the preheated oven until cheese is melted and lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes. Drizzle with remaining 1/2 cup blue cheese dressing and top with cilantro.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 672.3
  • Carbohydrate 35.6 g
  • Cholesterol 89.8 mg
  • Fat 47.8 g
  • Fiber 3.2 g
  • Protein 28 g
  • Saturated Fat 16.6 g
  • Sodium 1531.3 mg
  • Sugar 2.6 g


  1. WOW!! These sure do kick! They kicked my total anal vomit!! Made it for the boys last friday during poker night..needless to say we traded off turns in the bathroom 15 minutes each. 3 days looks like a crime scene in a Motel 6 LOL!!!
  2. WOW this was such a unique take on nacho's...this coming from someone who loves everything "buffalo"! I did not use the bacon or the blue cheese dressing Instead I used ranch dressing with gorgonzola crumbles.
  3. These were so awesome, we did not even berate ourselves for the billion calories we consumed. Totally worth it. Better than any nachos we have eaten in restaurants.
  4. I made this recipe EXACTLY as written. I like many others feel it is unfair to judge a recipe based on YOUR version of it. I would give this five stars but DH gave it a big thumbs down. And I had heartburn (which I thought was totally worth it). I probably won't make this - Read more ...
  5. Bacon made it way too salty and wiped out protein flavor would eliminate it. Instead of blue cheese drizzle at end would do sour cream.
  6. I recently made this dish and oh my goodness was it a winner with the whole family including my neighbors. I did make changes only because my family is not too fond of blue cheese so I substituted the dressing with ranch since when we eat chicken wings we eat them with ranch. These were - Read more ...
  7. Was very spicy, loved it. Chips got a bit soggy though, may go with less tomato next time. Substituted black olives for green and red peppers.
  8. when u make something and enjoy it so much that the next day u are already thinking about when ur gonna make it again......its REALLY good
  9. FANTASTIC!!!!! Great combo of flavors...a HUGE hit in our house and a definite keeper YUM YUM YUM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks for sharing.:)
  10. Perfection!
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