Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Cheesy nachos combined with spicy shredded buffalo chicken create the ultimate snack food.

Buffalo Chicken Nachos Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

I’m quite possibly the last person on the face of the planet who hasn’t watched a single minute of Downton Abbey, until today. I’ve had the first disc to season 1 in my possession for easily a week. I wanted to know what all the fuss is about so here we go… Are you a fan?

Buffalo Chicken Nachos Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

And yes, I realize that clearly has absolutely nothing to do with the recipe screaming at you. Jumping off the screen, begging to be made and devoured immediately. It’s just how it is.

Buffalo Chicken Nachos Recipe from bakedbyrachel.com

So in less than a few weeks time when you’re putting together snacks to enjoy during the big game, remember this. Make this. Cheesy nachos + spicy buffalo chicken = win. It’s everything you’d want from the two being thrown together. You might even need some backup ingredients to make a second batch because this is sure to disappear. And it is sure to be a hit with all ages, so long as they’re buffalo lovers of course.

I swear she wasn’t put up to saying this… only to repeat it for video sake ;)

Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Cheesy nachos combined with spicy shredded buffalo chicken create the ultimate snack food.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6


  • 1 chicken breast
  • 3/4 C buffalo sauce
  • 1 C chicken stock
  • 1/2 C black beans rinsed and drained
  • 1/3 C celery chopped
  • 1 1/2 C Monterey Jack cheese shredded
  • Blue cheese crumbles
  • Tortilla chips


  • Add chicken breast, 1/2 cup buffalo sauce and chicken stock to a small saucepan. Cook over medium/low heat until chicken is cooked through. Shred chicken by hand or place in a stand mixer with paddle attachment, mix on low until desired shred is reached. Toss with remaining 1/4 cup buffalo sauce.
  • Preheat oven to 425°F.
  • Spread a single layer of tortilla chips on a baking sheet or large casserole dish. Sprinkle with 1/3 of the chicken, celery, beans, cheese and a handful of blue cheese crumbles. Repeat layers. Lightly drizzle with additional buffalo sauce if desired.
  • Bake until cheese is fully melted 8-10 minutes. Serve immediately.


An original recipe from Baked by Rachel
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30 Responses to “Buffalo Chicken Nachos”

  1. #
    Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch — January 23, 2013 at 8:20 am

    Oh this looks so delicious!

  2. #
    Tracey — January 23, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Oh gosh, I can’t handle how cute she is! They’re definitely kid approved :) This is great game day food, we love all things buffalo chicken!

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    Amy — January 23, 2013 at 8:54 am

    Soooo??? What’s the verdict? Did you love it? Hate it? Meh? We think the writing, acting, and production is just outstanding. I freakin’ cried like a school girl at the end of Season 2…just started Season 3. Can’t get enough.

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      Rachel — January 23, 2013 at 8:57 am

      You know… I’m not entirely sure. What sucks is the discs apparently only have 2 episodes on them so now I have to wait for the next one. I think it’ll take more than two episodes to suck me in completely. The first didn’t grab me but the second sort of did. I need more time ;)

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      Amy — January 23, 2013 at 9:00 am

      HA. We were drawn in within 15 minutes. But you know, it’s not for everyone. You have to be into that sort of period piece/drama/soap opera. But I bet if you keep watching, you’ll get invested into the characters. Like it or not ;-)

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      Rachel — January 23, 2013 at 9:03 am

      I guess to their defense… I was multi-tasking while watching so I wasn’t completely paying attention lol. Still not giving up yet.

  4. #
    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — January 23, 2013 at 10:15 am

    Buffalo chicken for the win!!

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    Jennifer | Mother Thyme — January 23, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I just recently got into Downton Abbey. A few weeks ago I wanted to just catch an episode to see what the fuss was about too. I ended up spending the entire weekend watching both season 1 and 2. I’m obsessed with this series now and I am obsessed with these nachos! These are ah-mazing!

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    sally @ sallys baking addiction — January 23, 2013 at 11:30 am

    I am already starving for lunch and this is not helping, but in the best way possible. :) I love all your recipes Rachel! These are a must make for superbowl sunday. I’m hosting quite a few people over in my tiny apartment. This will keep them happy if our team loses. :)

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    a farmer in the dell — January 23, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    I was totally late to the Downton Abbey party as well. I am about 4 episodes into season 1. I’m loving it more with every episode. These nachos look amazing!

  8. #
    Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats — January 23, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I love buffalo sauce…yum! Oh & I have never seen one minute of Downtown Abbey! Is it worth checking out?!

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      Rachel — January 23, 2013 at 2:44 pm

      You’ll have to ask again after the next disc. I’m reserving my decision until I get a few more episodes in lol

  9. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — January 23, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Well, now I’ll be the last person on earth to watch Downtown Abby! However these nachos are a must!

  10. #
    Paula — January 23, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    I believe the 3 year-old! They do look delicious.

    (Cute video)

  11. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — January 23, 2013 at 6:07 pm


    That is all.

  12. #
    Nicole @ youngbrokeandhungry — January 23, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    UM hello?! These nachos look mouth watering and perfect for game day. Plus, your fab photography make me want to grab them through the screen.

  13. #
    Cassie | Bake Your Day — January 23, 2013 at 10:04 pm

    That video is so cute! I love these nachos!!

  14. #
    Stephanie @ Eat. Drink. Love. — January 24, 2013 at 12:53 am

    I love Downton Abbey! And these nachos! I made some Buffalo chicken nachos recently, but I like the idea of heating it all up on the stove with the broth first!

  15. #
    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — January 24, 2013 at 11:08 am

    STOP! I can’t even handle the cuteness!!

  16. #
    nicole @ I am a Honey Bee — January 24, 2013 at 11:44 am

    haven’t watched any downton. I am so out of the loop but I do want to watch it.

    SHE IS SO CUTE!!!!!!!!!

  17. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — January 24, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    Haha, she is ADORABLE! As long as they got her approval… I’m game! Great game day recipe, Rachel.

  18. #
    Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake — January 25, 2013 at 9:56 am

    I just started watching Downton from the newest season and I really love it. My husband hates it, however :) These nachos look like the perfect gameday snack!

  19. #
    Yvonne @ bitter baker — January 25, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    I can never never never say no to mexican food. This looks AWESOME!!

  20. #
    Tracy — February 12, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    These look SO good; I wish I had a huge plate of them right now!

  21. #
    amy — October 9, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    What is buffalo sauce and what kind did you use? I want to make this at my soup kitchen on Monday so it can’t be too hot. Do you think this will work well in large pans (I will serve about 100 folks)


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      Rachel — October 9, 2013 at 5:16 pm

      I used Franks Red Hot Buffalo Wing Sauce. You shouldn’t have an issue making this in larger pans, you’ll just obviously need to increase it significantly to feed a crowd that size. Enjoy!

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    Kimberly Hughes — November 29, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    This was my 13 year old son’s favorite “meal” and he called it “goodness”. When his older bothers went off to college and he was the last kiddo left at home, I’d make it on the weekend and he’d regularly heat up a helping after school during the week. Tragically, my Drew died from complications after a skateboarding injury in June, 2013. I am planning on making it again tomorrow for the first time since he went to Heaven this past summer. Our saying which gets us through our days is “Do It For Drew” and that’s what I am doing by making his favorite meal. Thank you for sharing it on Pinterest. I wouldn’t have known about it otherwise.

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      Rachel — November 30, 2013 at 7:48 am

      I’m so very sorry for your loss. I can’t begin to imagine what you must feel having lost a child. But I do hope you are able to find some comfort in his favorite food.

  23. #
    toodie — January 11, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Well, I do believe this is tonight’s dinner! I’m drooling just looking at the pictures!

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      Rachel — January 12, 2014 at 8:29 am

      Thanks so much :)

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