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Easy BBQ Chicken Nachos

Easy BBQ chicken nachos loaded with juicy chicken, lots of hot, stretchy cheese, fresh tomatoes and red onions! Bursting with flavor and one of my most highly requested appetizers!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine American, Mexican
Keyword BBQ, chicken, easy, how to make, nachos
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Author Divas Can Cook


  • 1 lb chicken breast cut into small pieces
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 cup BBQ sauce
  • 8 oz Colby jack cheese shredded (hand grate for best results)
  • 7 oz gouda cheese shredded (hand grate for best results)
  • 1/2 cup red onions diced
  • 1/2-3/4 cup tomatoes seeded and diced
  • Corn Tortilla Chips
  • parsley for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350 F.
  • Line a 13 x 9 inch baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Mix together spices and sprinkle them over the chicken, tossing to coat. Set aside.
  • Heat butter in a skillet.
  • Add chicken and cook until almost done.
  • Stir in BBQ sauce and continue cooking until sauce is mostly absorbed and chicken is done. Set aside.
  • Spread tortilla chips in a single layer on prepared baking sheet.
  • Sprinkle with half the cheese.
  • Add on BBQ chicken and then sprinkle with remaining cheese.
  • Add on onions and tomatoes.
  • Bake for 20 minutes.
  • Top with fresh parsley.
  • Serve immediately.



Don't buy the pre-shredded cheese. They won't give you that gooey, stretchy cheese the way hand-grated cheese will.