Easy crowd pleasing barbecue chicken nachos. A perfect game day appetizer or snack!

Easy crowd pleasing barbecue chicken nachos recipe from @bakedbyrachel

It’s funny how things have a way of coming back to haunt you. I know people always say the things you do as a kid will inevitably come back when you have kids of your own and it’s seriously so true. It’s scary in a way.

There are so many similarities between how I was as a kid and how my own kids are, even down to specific events… there were definitely some hair cutting incidents a time or two. But now the issue that’s haunting me and driving me crazy is the messy bedroom, which I know is a totally normal kid thing to do. But it’s just so frustrating as an adult to see the mess and the random things not put away when it’s home is so close.

Thankfully the cooler weather means the ac’s can be pulled out and put away and that means I can rearrange and do a deep clean again. For a short time, things will be clean and organized.

This weekend… mission clean. We’ll see how it goes and how long it lasts.

Easy crowd pleasing barbecue chicken nachos recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Growing up, nachos were always my snack of choice when we’d go to baseball games. I can still recall the spicy cheese sauce that came with it. I may not get to baseball games much anymore, but they’re still one of my absolute favorite game day snacks.

I decided to blend my favorite flavors into a ridiculously tasty platter of nachos. And let me tell you… these nachos disappeared super fast!! We couldn’t get enough!

They’re packed full of so much yummy goodness… from the seasoned shredded chicken coated in sweet barbecue sauce, to the corn, black beans, BACON and of course TWO types of cheese all on top of crisp corn tortilla chips. I’m hungry all over again just thinking about these. I hope you are too!

Be sure to add these easy crowd pleasing barbecue chicken nachos to your plans soon!

Easy crowd pleasing barbecue chicken nachos recipe from @bakedbyrachel

Easy crowd pleasing barbecue chicken nachos recipe from @bakedbyrachel
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Barbecue Chicken Nachos

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Yield: 4 plus
Easy crowd pleasing barbecue chicken nachos. A perfect game day appetizer or snack!


  • 2-4 slices bacon
  • 2 small chicken breasts, 1 1/2-2C shredded
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • cayenne pepper, to taste
  • 2 Tb reserved bacon fat
  • 1/3 C barbecue sauce
  • 2-4 oz pepper jack cheese, shredded
  • 4 oz colby jack cheese, shredded
  • 1/3 C corn
  • 1/2 C black beans, drained and rinsed well
  • Corn tortilla chips
  • Green onions, for garnish


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. 
  • Cook bacon over medium heat until desired crispness is reached. Drain on papper towels and chop. 
  • Discard all but 2 tablespoons of bacon fat. 
  • Cook chicken breasts over medium-low heat in reserved bacon fat. Cook until no longer pink in the middle. Shred and season with salt, pepper and a dash of cayenne pepper. 
  • Toss chicken in barbecue sauce to coat well. 
  • In a 13x9-inch jelly roll pan, create two layers of tortilla chips with chicken, bacon, corn, beans and cheese. 
  • Cook for 5-10 minutes or until cheese is completely melted. 
  • Top with green onions. Serve warm with optional sour cream. 


Recipe serves roughly 4-8.
An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American