I... love buffalo chicken. I love it so much that I think I have a well rounded plethora of things I've made in the past. Even so much that I decided I had to take a break from it for a while before I burned every (including myself) out on it.
Being as it's been a hot minute since I've done anything with buffalo flavors, and it's been on my mind a lot, I thought it was time to go and get myself a shiny new bottle of the old favorite. Since I've done my fair share with buffalo sauce in the past, I knew this time around I wanted to do something a bit different. Nachos. ...With - wait for it - ... ... bleu cheese sauce.
Blue? Bleu? I've decided I'm just going to cycle through the two.
So, these nachos are starting off with a base of blue corn chips. Why? Well... they've got a slightly different taste to them and they really make the orange of the buffalo chicken pop with the contrast in bold colors.
Over the chips, I shredded some cooked chicken breast and mixed that together with the buffalo sauce. Then... there's the blue cheese sauce, instead of a 'nacho cheese'. The bleu cheese sauce is ooey-gooey deliciousness that you won't want to miss out on. The sharp taste of the blue cheese is cooling to the spice for the buffalo.
(Insert Homer Simpson drool face here.)
These nachos are magical. I thought perhaps that my mouth might be a little upset since my eyes were seeing nachos and my mouth tasting buffalo chicken, but I'm happy to say, that wasn't the case.
I used some quick cooked chicken breast that I tossed in the instant pot for these nachos. But, really any cooked chicken will work; shredded, diced, chopped, whatever!
TheSkinnyFork.com Take your nachos to the next level! These chicken nachos are made with a buffalo style twist. Spiced up chicken layered over blue corn chips and toppped off with a homemade blue cheese sauce. Prep Time: 10 Minutes • Cook time: 10 Minutes
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: 1 Prepared Salad • Calories: 366 • Fat: 25 g • Saturated Fat:9 g • Carb: 17 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 20 g • Sugar: 1 g • Sodium: 285 mg
Blue Cheese Sauce:
• 1 1/2 Tbsp. Light Butter
• 1 1/2 Tbsp. Flour
• 1/2 C. Reduced Fat Milk
• 1/4 C. Heavy Cream
• 3/4 C. Monterey Jack Cheese
• 1/3 C. Bleu Cheese Crumbles
• 1 Lb. Cooked & Shredded Chicken Breast
• 1/4 C. Buffalo Sauce
• 7 Oz. Blue Corn Chips
• 4 Green Onions, Chopped
Heat a medium pot over a medium heat and add the 1 1/2 Tbsp. butter to melt. Once the butter has melted, whisk in the 1 1/2 Tbsp. flour and cook for a minute or two. Slowly whisk in the 1/2 C. milk and 1/4 C. heavy cream, bringing it all just to a simmer. Once good and hot, remove from the heat and stir in the 3/4 C. Monterey jack cheese and 1/3 C. bleu cheese until completely melted. Season with salt and pepper to taste; set aside. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. and line a baking sheet with foil or a silicone baking mat. In a medium bowl, mix together the 1 Lb. cooked chicken and the 1/4 C. buffalo sauce. Layer the 7 Oz. blue corn chips out on the prepared baking mat and top with the buffalo chicken mixture. Place in the oven to bake for 5-10 minutes or until chicken and chips are warm. Remove from the oven and drizzle with the blue cheese sauce and place back in the oven for another 5-10 minutes or until heated through. Once done, remove from the oven and top with 4 chopped green onions. Divide evenly and serve right away!
Nutritional Claims: Low Carb, Sugar Conscious, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Crustacean Free, Celery Free, Mustard Free, Sesame Free, Lupine Free, Mollusk Free, Alcohol Free