If you’re looking for a quick and easy appetizer recipe, this Buffalo Chicken Nachos recipe is it! This nacho recipe is the perfect appetizer for game day! 

plate of Buffalo Chicken Nachos

The #1 recipe here on All Things Mamma, Buffalo Chicken Dip, is now an even hotter appetizer recipe as Buffalo Chicken Nachos! That’s right – BUFFALO CHICKEN NACHOS for the win! If you like your nachos spicy, loaded, and full of flavor, this is going to be your NEW favorite appetizer recipe!

Buffalo Chicken Nachos Recipe

The shredded cheese paired with the black olives is two of my favorite ingredients! You’re going to love the flavor of this spicy buffalo chicken recipe. There’s a reason that everyone always asks me to bring it to the parties!

(PS – If you love Buffalo chicken, then you also need to try my Easy Buffalo Chicken Sliders!)

nachos with olives and jalapeños on top

Ingredients for Buffalo Chicken Nachos

See recipe card below this post for ingredient quantities and full instructions.

  • Diced Chicken – You can use canned chicken instead, too.
  • Buffalo Wing Sauce (I use Frank’s) – Any type of hot sauce will work!
  • Ranch Dressing – This adds so much flavor!
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Shredded Cheddar Cheese – If you can add some pepper jack cheese, it kicks up the heat!
  • Olives, jalapenos, tomatoes – These are great toppings to add and make it the perfect game day snack!

Variations

Feel free to change up the type of buffalo sauce that you want to use! You can also add some blue cheese crumbles directly on top, too!

How To Make Spicy Chicken Nachos

  1. Mix the chicken: Mix chicken, wing sauce, and ranch dressing together in a skillet. Heat through.
  2. Layer the nachos: Layer nachos and then chicken mixture and cheese in a cast iron skillet, baking dish or sheet pan. ( I like to do two layers)
  3. Heat the nachos: Heat for 5 mins or until the cheese is all melty and bubbles in a 350-degree oven.
  4. Add toppings: Remove from oven and top with olives, jalapenos, and tomatoes if desired.
  5. Serve: Enjoy right from the pan or serve on small plates with sour cream, salsa, or as is!

Quick Tip

You can also make these nachos in the microwave. Layer the nachos into a deep, microwave-safe plate and then heat in the microwave for about 2 minutes. This will heat the chips, cheese, and sauce quickly, giving you a perfect snack without ever turning on the oven!

spicy Buffalo Chicken Nachos topped with black olives

How To Store & Reheat Leftover Nachos

If you have any of the nachos left, just add them to a container and store them in the fridge. You can reheat them the next day to easily enjoy them. They’ll reheat in the oven low and slow or quickly in the microwave.

FAQs

Can you use shredded chicken for these nachos?

You can. Diced chicken or shredded will work just fine! The texture isn’t really as important as the flavor so add in whatever you’d prefer.

What’s the best way to get melty cheese on top of the nachos?

Adding the chips and toppings to a pizza pan or on a baking sheet is the best! You can then pop it into the oven and bake until it’s warm and ready. If you want all the chips covered, make sure to lay them in a single layer.

What are the best nacho toppings?

Black beans and guacamole are always a hit. Other than that, you can easily add on more cheese, onions, chives, cilantro, and anything else that you’d like!

hand holding chip with buffalo chicken and toppings

More Awesome Game Day Recipes

Buffalo Chicken Nachos

Buffalo Chicken Nachos

If you’re looking for a quick and easy appetizer recipe, this Buffalo Chicken Nachos recipe is it!
5 from 2 votes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American, appetizer
Servings: 8 people
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Equipment

  • Cast iron skillet
  • Rubber spatula
  • Measuring cup
  • Measuring spoon

Ingredients  

  • 1 can diced chicken drained
  • 1/2 cup Buffalo Wing Sauce I use Frank’s
  • 1/2 cup Ranch Dressing
  • 1 bag Tortilla Chips
  • 1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Olives jalapenos, tomatoes – to taste

Instructions 

  • Mix chicken, wing sauce and ranch dressing together in a skillet. Heat through.
    1 can diced chicken, 1/2 cup Buffalo Wing Sauce, 1/2 cup Ranch Dressing
  • Layer nachos and then chicken mixture and cheese in a cast iron skillet, baking dish or sheet pan. ( I like to do two layers)
    1 bag Tortilla Chips
  • Heat for 5 mins or until cheese is all melty and bubbles in a 350-degree oven.
    1 cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • Remove from oven and top with olives, jalapenos, and tomatoes if desired.
    Olives
  • Enjoy right from the pan or serve on small plates with sour cream, salsa or as is!

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 453kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 26mg | Sodium: 973mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 177IU | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 1mg
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The next time you want to make a kicking recipe that is easy, affordable and that everyone will love, choose this Buffalo Chicken Nachos Recipe! You won’t regret it!!

If you’re looking for more Buffalo Chicken Dip Recipes, head over here next :

—-> Buffalo Chicken Dip

—-> Buffalo Chicken Sliders 

—-> Buffalo Chicken Sliders

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About Kasey Schwartz

For over 15 years, Kasey Schwartz, the mastermind behind All Things Mamma, has been the ultimate go-to for mouthwatering family recipes. Her work has been featured on Today.com, Buzz Feed, Better Homes and Gardens, and more, making her your go-to mom next door for all things delicious and family-friendly.

Comments

  1. Samantha Dawn says:

    5 stars
    Such a fun and tasty twist on nachos!!! A great way to spice up nacho night!! I can’t wait to have the again!

  2. 5 stars
    Yum! These do make a great appetizer… Or a solo meal for me 🙂 Sometimes I love having nachos for dinner (especially when I’m home alone) and these are way better than the average nachos!

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