Buffalo Chicken Nachos with Buttermilk Ranch Sour Cream Drizzle

Buffalo Chicken Nachos with Buttermilk Ranch Sour Cream Drizzle

bc-nachos-dmnAuthor note: This recipe is a non-recipe. The ingredients are listed; however, the amount of chicken, chips, cheese and toppings is really up to you. The buffalo sauce is adapted from Alton Brown’s Buffalo Wing Sauce.

For the nachos:

canola spray

thick tortilla chips

roasted chicken, shredded (click here for recipe)

shredded three-cheese blend

For the toppings:

red onion, diced

radishes, thinly sliced

fresh cilantro leaves, lightly chopped

buffalo sauce (see recipe below)

buttermilk ranch sour cream drizzle (see recipe below)

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with foil and spray with canola oil.
  3. Make 1 even layer of chips on the baking sheet and top with chicken. Then add a generous amount of cheese (and I mean a lot of cheese). Repeat this step one more time (think lasagna).
  4. Place the nachos in the oven and cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until the cheese is nicely melted and slightly browned.
  5. Remove from the oven and top (to your liking) with the red onions, radishes, cilantro, buffalo sauce and sour cream drizzle.

For the buttermilk ranch sour cream drizzle:

1/2 cup buttermilk ranch dip (click here for recipe)


  1. In a small bowl, add the buttermilk ranch dip and water (1 tablespoon of water at a time) until the dip is a nice, drizzly consistency.

For the buffalo sauce:

Author note: If you love buffalo sauce, like I do, double the recipe.

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1/2 cup hot sauce (such as Texas Pete or Cholula)

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  1. In a small bowl, melt the butter in the microwave.
  2. While the butter is still very hot, add the garlic, hot sauce and salt. Stir well to combine.

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